Distinctive pottery with five main decorations inspired by the local land and seascape. Each pot is unique although sets can be decorated as similarly as possible. Our Celtic range includes a Quaich, a traditional Scottish drinking cup, the origins of which lie deep in the history of Scotland. All our pots have function as well as style and make suitable gifts and mementos.
A.J.Forbes small object furniture is a one person workshop in Edinburgh designing and producing small one off pieces of furniture, mirrors and shaped timber frames using Scottish hardwoods.
Individually designed contemporary hot forged ironwork for functional, decorative and architectural puposes, made using a variety of traditional and modern blacksmithing metalwork techniques.
I like my work to be, for want of a better word, friendly. The reason for using silver at all is because it is a wonderful, forgiving, pliable material that I can manipulate with complete sympathy. I want the owners and users of my work to enjoy it , so it has to be direct and approachable and tactile.
Engineering in Wood produce quality hardwood furniture, traditional wooden toys, wood-turned items such as bowls, lamps, carved bowls and sculptures to a high standard.
Adrian McCurdy makes furniture from wood local to the Scottish Borders. Individual designs are created with wide experience using the qualities of carefully selected oak. Designs on seating, tables, boxes and chests combine a sculptural background with structural knowledge.
Sculpture and 2D works using a variety of materials: glass, wood and metal.
I work in steel and create unique sculptures of animals and abstract pieces. Inspiration is drawn from nature, and a fascination for movement, fluidity, lightness and texture. Humour also plays an important part in the creation process, which hopefully is revealed in my work. For me, metal has still an element of surprise and adaptability is crucial. Scale can vary from small items to life-size artwork.
Aileen does Glass Engraving by Hand from her home in Tomintoul, in The Cairngorm National Park.
She hand engraves traditional designs, lettering, pet portraits, buildings, wildlife, etc, using a variety of diamond cutting tools with her drill & a steady hand to get free flowing decorative results.
Aileen Lochhead is a contemporary fibre artist working primarily in crochet.
She designs and creates a variety of articles that are wearable and useful in the home. She strives to work with a recycled theme, particularly with rag rugs.
Aileen is keen to promote the art and craft of crochet, and publishes a multitude of free patterns for crochet and knitted items. She tries to incorporate 'vintage' into her work, either by inspiration or use of recycled materials.