Colourful and cosy knitted accessories and interior pieces made in soft wools, using traditional techniques applied to contemporary products.
I am based on the west coast of Scotland and I make hand built and hand thrown work in different clays. The concepts and designs for my work most often come from nature or myths.
Harris Tweed products available include bed throws, cushions, curtains, scarves, shawls, tea cosies, and cafetiere covers.
Angela is an experimental jewellery designer challenging the traditional thought that all jewellery must be made from precious metals. She uses salt crystals, a natural product but not one usually associated with jewellery and together with resin and silver she transforms it into something that you want to wear and treasure.
Unique elegant hand-made silver and gold jewellery and tableware inspired by natural textures and forms.
Angus Open Studios started in 2011 and studios around the area were open from 26th - 30th May. A website and a directory were designed and 6,000 copies of the directory were distributed. 53 artists and craftsmen joined as members and more are joining for 2012.
I make a selection of handmade jewellery, mostly one-off pieces with some limited production earrings. A variety of materials are used in my work including gold, silver, copper, slate, enamel and mother of pearl. The slate is hand cut and shaped with silver or mother of pearl inlaid into some pieces. I enamel on silver and copper using dry powder enamel. Many layers of enamel are built up in-between firings. The enamel is then rubbed back with a carborundrum stone to reveal colours and patterns underneath.
I make contemporary jewellery in predominately precious materials. My influences include japanese textiles and architecture and I use enamel, gemstones, paper, felt, porcelain and gold leaf to create contrasting colour.
Ruth and Mary make stunning Harris Tweed products, many embroidered with their own Celtic designs. They also offer feltmaking and other textile craft classes from their workshop, which also offers a small shop area, and the opportunity for visitors to watch Ruth and Mary at work.
Superior quality kilts designed and hand-crafted by Anne Grant, Fochabers, Scotland.