Deborah MacVicar is an artist and Jewellery designer. She went back to the local secondary school as an adult, and later to Lews Castle College, and Moray College UHI. Graduating in october 2011 with a BA hons in fine art.
She has been selected for the New Contemporaries Exhibition in Edinburgh by the RSA in March 2012, where she will show her ‘Performances in the Landscape’, and is currently involved in an arts residency named the ‘secret sea’, being run by Taigh Chearsabhagh arts trust.
Tenterhooks products are all carefully designed and hand crafted by the company’s sole director, Deirdre Anne Murphy. Using a combination of quality silks, satins, suedettes and velvets, mixed with sturdy corduroy, denim and cotton prints, she produces a collection of vibrant, luxurious, yet hard wearing, handbags, purses, hats and cushions. In addition to this she also produces a limited range of hand woven wool scarves, cushions and blankets.
Jellyfish, oranges and lemons, grasses in the sunlight are some of the sources of inspiration for the scarves; while the steaming process and combination of pure silk and high quality dyes results in colours of radiance and depth.
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Contemporary, handcrafted jewellery and silverwork. Original bespoke pieces & Limited Edition collections.
Unique items for births, christenings & special occasions. Old & new processes used to create beautiful items to wear and treasure.
Handmade, crocheted hats, rasta tams, slouch hats, bucket hats, beanies, cowls, caps, sunhats, accessories & easy to follow crochet patterns for the beginner to intermediate crocheter.
Straight from the Bothy Studio, Di Gilpin Ltd creates beautiful hand-knitted pieces for her eponymous label and also on a bespoke basis for personal clients and international companies.
After an early and very traditional academic art education, Diana later found more freedom of expression and a more contemporary approach in the very fluid and painterly medium of water-soluble dye. For many years she simply enjoyed this process, and during this time became a maker of unique accessories and garments.
Gold filled wires and sterling silver wires are held in place with other wires and bound around semi precious stones e.g. fluorite, rose quartz and tigers eyes to make attractive pendants. I also use swarovski crystals and pearls in the bracelets. There is no soldering in the creating of these pieces of jewellery.
I trained as a sculptor and art historian and lectured at Edinburgh College of Art for 25 years. Recently, I changed direction to make sculptural jewellery, specialising in unique statement pieces.
These bold one-off pieces usually integrate handcrafted sterling silver and/ or gold with unusual semi-precious stones, precious gemstones or pearls. Sculptural design and sensual textures are important to me. Using contemporary and traditional techniques, I make chunky necklaces, dramatic earrings, big cuffs, brooches and cufflinks. Wear one and start a conversation.