Texture, colour and imagination are the main threads running through my work.
Based on personal photography of the structural details and materials of the Scottish Parliament, various buildings in New York and Prague and other industrial buildings within Scotland, a collection of both tableware and jewellery has evolved.
By combining natural materials with strong metal forms, the afore-mentioned architectural connotations are realised.
My work in both Silversmithing & Jewellery involves combining materials such as Acrylic, Resin, Leather, Semi-Precious Stones and Gold, with Silver. My interest is to create contrast in colour & texture along with simple forms, shapes & moving elements, highlighting the differences between the materials & adding to the tactile feel of each design. Whether wearable or functional my pieces have a tactile, Contemporary and playful nature. In my new work I have introduced pattern inspired by the current trend for beautifully designed Wallpaper in Interior Design. Again creating contrast with the metal & the delicate flow of the pattern.
Silver Contemporary Jewellery inspired by the Scottish coast line.
Josephine Kin Chin Morton is a Chinese Malaysian who is one of very few, if not the only, artisan in the UK who understands the history and symbolism of this unique art form.
I would describe my work as being very narrative.
I love creating work which has a story behind it or meaning.
Susan Jones has always had fun with sewing, but recently she has begun selling her delightful crafts. She worked as a physical Education teacher in Glasgow schools for 30 years. Always creating soft furnishings for her home and others. Now that her two boys are at University she has time to devote to her crafting.
Katherine Emtage uses traditional Scottish tweeds in contemporary and innovative ways to create bags and accessories for men and women.
She emphasises the textural qualities of the tweed by exploring its three-dimensional possibilities, to create pieces of timeless quality with a contemporary edge. Bags are constructed to the highest standard and lined with bespoke hand printed organic cotton/hemp.
A versatile and adaptable multi-discipline artist, my primary interests lie in ceramics, sculpture and painting. As well as formal art/craft training, my broad experience includes folk art, restoration of horse-drawn caravans, sign writing, and arts in education and the community.
Inspired by all things glass‚ and especially fascinated by the diversity and flexibility of warm glass‚ I design and create fused glass art‚ including wall panels‚ coasters‚ window hangers, bowls and jewellery.