I create collections of hand-woven, dyed and printed textiles for contemporary interiors and clothing, as well as more conceptual installation pieces to be commissioned for display in galleries or other commercial spaces. Bespoke items are created to commemorate individual “rites of passage”, textile items to be be given at birth, death, marriage, and other personal ceremonies, weaving symbolic items, colours and imagery into hangings, cot mobiles, shawls and shrouds etc.
Suzanne Kelly is a BA Fine Arts (New York Institute of Technology) and a MAF from Edinburgh College of Art. She has worked in various media in fine and applied art, but has lately turned almost exclusively to fabric arts.
Quilts, fine dressing gowns, casual and evening handbags, soft furnishings (curtains, pillows, duvet covers, etc.) and especially fabric covered boxes are now Suzanne's main products. She works on her own as well as with two other crafts people, who are predominantly costume designers.
A collector by nature, I am constantly gathering and storing relics of the past. From vintage lace to chocolate boxes, I enjoy transforming old materials by recycling and feel that their use in the creation of new objects allows faded memories to live on in a different form. My range of work includes jewellery in mixed materials, decorative felt cakes and boxes of felt chocolates.
Contemporary wallhangings/panels, cushions, scarves, bags, brooches, keyrings, fridge magnets, pots and bowls; handcrafted in Scotland from handmade felt in vibrant and exciting colours. Accessories are available as ‘one offs’ or multiples. The felt wallhangings/panels can be 2D or 3D and are especially good for areas where sound absorption is required.
David has worked in ceramics for over 40 years. Former Head of Ceramics at the Glasgow School of Art (1986 - 1991) he specialises in Raku and designing large high fired plate compositions for corporate and private commission. David's work beautifully explores themes dealing with nature and the human figure. David’s work and studio can be seen by visiting the Pitclay Gallery in East Lothian.
My focus is felt making, I make bags, hats (includes using millinery techniques), garments, scarves, jewellery and pictures / hangings.
I frequently combine fine fibres especially silk and vintage fabrics, creating lightweight, wearable items, often embellished with embroidery, beading or silver.
We are a family run business which has been established for over 50 years now. As the tastes, desires and needs of customers have changed so have we! Happily things have swung in the direction we have always favoured. One in which well crafted, Scottish produced and artistically inspired goods are what is wanted.
The Decca has space for exhibitions, workshops, training and offers creative residencies in two 3-bedroom cottages. Total accommodation up to 22 B&B or self-catering.
The Hare sculptures are made from 100% natural fibres.
They are unusual sculptures with their own wit and charm.
Annette makes textile soft sculptures of hares and squirrels, each one accompanied by a witty and amusing original short story, enhancing its personality.