The work I create is textile craft based within a specialist area of embroidery; I place myself under the category of a designer maker as I enjoy producing crafts, which can be worn and indulged by clients. I produce crafts, which are easy on the eye and people can relate to such as the concepts on real world values.
Originally from the Isle of Islay, I trained in Fine Art at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee. After graduating I moved to Edinburgh to study silversmithing at night class and now work from a shared studio and gallery space called Such and Such.
I work primarily with silver to create individually hand crafted pieces. My designs are heavily influenced by the stories, wildlife and landscape of home.
Working in fused glass I create bold and contemporary pieces of jewellery as well as limited ranges of tiles, coasters and plaques. My inspiration comes from a diverse sourcebook; the colours and minute detail within natural landscapes, urban architecture and fifties textile design.
I am happy to discuss ideas you may have for commission. Please look at my website for examples of my work.
Using porcelain as a core medium, Cheryl creates hand etched ceramic wall plaques and jewellery. Using collections of vintage photographs and letters as inspiration, she aims to preserve personal histories and sentimental values.
Spinning, felting, weaving, tapestry.
My jewellery is made from sterling silver with occasional detailing in gold or with gemstones.
All the pieces are fabricated by hand from silver sheet or wire to produce light forms – often strictly geometric, sometimes with a softer, rounder biological feel.
I combine traditional knitting techniques with a well-shaped, tailored silhouette to create an extremely comfortable but undoubtably sexy women's wear collection. My fabrics are made of the finest yarns of silk, alpaca, wool and cotton and each garment is finished by hand to ensure the highest quality.
SpoiltPig is a limited edition collection of jewellery handmade by myself.
My favourite material at the moment is Resin. I admire it's glass-like qualities and it allows me to incorporate my own artwork and drawings into the designs. You will however, find the occasional acrylic silhouette piece, cut by hand from my own designs.
Felt and print studio on small organic farm on island off South Ronaldsay on Orkney. The felts are colourful wall pieces made from sheep's fleece and depict fluid designs inspired by life and movement. Largest size is 4' x 6'. The prints are strong images mainly of wildlife on silks and cottons ranging from cards to large pieces.
A wide variety of jewellery mainly in sterling silver, many pieces including accents in 9ct or 18ct gold. I specialise in simple, classic styles which will stand the test of time.