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.
Ann Hume designs and makes intricate and delicate silver jewellery. She uses hand forged folding techniques to create organic looking forms.
Anna Cuinu is an Edinburgh-based Textiles:Fashion designer who focuses on knit, crochet and mixed media.
I produce handmade earthenware ceramics including functional and decorative tableware as well as ceramic jewellery with detailed leather and knot work. I experiment a lot with texture and multi layer glazing to produce interesting surface decoration. Pieces are either wheel thrown or hand built and are fired in an electric kiln. Every piece is carefully considered and individually crafted.
Anne enjoys landscape painting using acrylics or soft pastels but over the past four years has been focusing on glass fusing.
Anne is a freelance textile and stained glass artist, trained at The Glasgow School of Art where she also taught for many years.
Anne Marquiss uses traditional jewellery techniques and materials to interpret her contemporary, one off designs. She explores surface decoration of silver through acid etching and reflects these marks on hand painted leather ties and adornments that give her work colour and individuality.
Aoife designs and creates imaginative silverware usually in the form of vessels. Each piece is a one-off interpretation of nature, mythology and the elements.
Aosdàna is a beautiful gallery, selling traditional and contemporary jewellery, artists books and prints, housed in a restored farm steading near Iona Abbey.