Hi my name is Alison and l design and make a unique array of designer dichroic glass jewellery, which comes alive when you move about. l also do a varied selection of hematite jewellery which is known to have healing powers as well as a vast amount of rose quartz, black agate, amethyst, blue howlite and much more. My other craft is stained glass and l have a beautiful selection of designer mirrors, unique lamps, vibrant sun catchers, stunning window and wall panels, lovely glass picture frames and glass gifts.
The SSA Craftworkshop is a well established craft centre specialising in Glass fusing, jewellery work, leaded restoration and window construction as well as a wide range of Tiffany stile mirrors, panels and light catchers.
Amanda designs and makes kiln formed and cameo engraved glass for architectural, interior and sculptural settings.
Current inspiration includes looking at botanicals used in the pharmaceutical industry and plants which are toxic, linking to my first Pharmacology degree, and continuing to exploit the properties of gravity within the kiln whilst making unique vessels.
Amy Christie is an East Lothian based glass artist and photographer. Together with her husband Simon, she runs the Found Gallery in Dunbar and their new gallery in Stockbridge, Edinburgh.
Nature is used directly in Amy's unique art, lights, mobiles, box framed pictures and cards. Leaves, flowers, shells and wood from Scotland are the inspirational elements and real components of her work.
Amy is also a textile and craft techniques tutor, able to tutor in a variety of skills and tailor workshops to each group's specific needs.
An Tobar is the Arts centre for the islands of Mull and Iona, based in Tobermory and showing a regularly-changing programme of the very best of contemporary visual arts and crafts.
The cafe and shop work by local artists and makers in addition to a range of fair trade crafts and instruments from around the world. An Tobar is committed to promoting local professionals working and living on the islands and maintains the Mull & Iona Artists and Makers Register.
I work with bone china clay combined with paper to create vessels which are each unique yet compliment each other as a series of works. Some vessels contain glass which is cast directly inside the piece - emulating liquid contained within the form. These works have a quiet, contemplative quality, particularly when viewed as groups or installations.
I am based on the west coast of Scotland and I make hand built and hand thrown work in different clays. The concepts and designs for my work most often come from nature or myths.
Angus and Mack is a small furniture making company based on the outskirts of Edinburgh specialising in bespoke fine furniture and carpentry. Our work encompasses everything from public sculpture to children's seating. We also mill and dry all our own locally sourced hardwoods.
Angus Open Studios started in 2011 and studios around the area were open from 26th - 30th May. A website and a directory were designed and 6,000 copies of the directory were distributed. 53 artists and craftsmen joined as members and more are joining for 2012.