‘’Siobhan Healy explores the interface between the natural world and abstract images of plant biology . She exploits the raw elemental forces of wind, water and most importantly- light, to ask us to look again at the images we think we know so well, and yet can ignore so easily.“ - Stuart Hepburn.
Siobhan Lawson design and makes luxurious textile crafts.
Her extravagant designs range from fashion additions such as collars and aprons to highly decorative craft items like her spoons and irons. She uses labour intensive methods of working such as hand dyeing, printing and stitching to achieve products with both a high level of craftsmanship and innovation.
Skyeworks Gallery supports local artists, crafters and makers, and offers art and craft workshops and courses daily. Open all year.
Small Stories is the home of the creative work of Gabrielle Reith. Every piece of work tells a story, whether an illustration, a textiles creation or a piece of jewellery.
Spring Fling is Scotland's premier art and craft open studios event. Each spring a selected group of professional artists and craft makers from Dumfries and Galloway throw open the doors of their studios to the public. The weekend is all about visiting studios, meeting artists and makers and seeing them work in their own environment.
Strawberry Anarchy is a shop with a story, a magical new fairy tale world to get lost in. The jewellery and sculptures all tell the tale of this enchanting place.
Speyside Sculptor – Stuart Murdoch lives and works in the Highlands of Scotland, producing unique sculptures in wood and stone for the home, garden, workplace and public space.
Gossimarwings is highly inspired by nature. My work incorporates a vast array of materials, which include, wood, beads, vintage components, enamelling and etching. My signature pieces are my handmade wooden butterflies which have been gilded with gold leaf.
The Crafters is a retail co-operative, set up in 1998. We are a group of like-minded independent craft workers, who wanted to have a retail space in the high street that we could run ourselves.
Most of us have workshops tucked away in the country and only meet our customers - and each other - occasionally at craft fairs and local events. Joining forces has made it possible for us to have a shop to sell our wares, while at the same time being able to continue to run our workshops. We are now a thriving concern with thirteen members, supporting each other for our mutual benefit.
The Crafters offers a wide range of gifts for all occasions. From pottery, made to measure clothing, turned wood,children’s clothes, jewellery,art glass,silk and velvet scarves,hand-bags, hats, hand-made soap to prints and cards. In addition, we also have guest exhibitors throughout the year, bringing further variety, while at the same time giving an opportunity to other local craftspeople.
The Decca has space for exhibitions, workshops, training and offers creative residencies in two 3-bedroom cottages. Total accommodation up to 22 B&B or self-catering.