Contemporary Glass and Glass Jewellery. Functional and sculptural forms and vessels. Importance of colour, layering, pattern and texture. Use of hot and cold techniques to create individual pieces with a graphic bent/twist. Bold colour and subtle tones are used to create pattern while cold working creates pattern and surface texture.
Scottish Textile Designer Catriona McLaughlin makes beautiful and unique handmade Knitwear Accessories from Merino lambswool, cashmere and other luxurious natural fibres.
Catriona makes contemporary silversmithing and jewellery using mainly silver and often incorporates gold details. Her work is delicate in style with subtle tones of a floral influence. Plant forms and structure have been the inspiration for her work. She uses traditional techniques such as scoring and folding, hand raising, forging, hammered textures and kumbo which is a process for applying gold foil to the surface of silver.
Kiln fired enamel on copper jewellery and gifts, hand made in the Highlands of Scotland for the quality retail gift and craft outlet. Each item individually made but economically priced.
Celina Rupp’s jewellery is designed and made in Orkney. From a small workshop in Holm, she creates collections inspired by Orkney’s beautiful landscape and heritage. With over 12 years experience working in the local jewellery trade, Rupp has mastered the fine skills required to produce her beautiful handcrafted pieces of silver and gold jewellery.
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.