Primarily working in hand-built Raku fired vessel forms, Allison lives and works on the North West Coast of Scotland.
What makes her work unique is that before putting her ceramics in to the kiln, she shoots the un-fired clay with a 12 bore shotgun. This technique produces an effect that is impossible to recreate in any other way.
Her pieces show the damage a gun can cause on something that has taken time, effort and creativity to make, drawing parallels with the effects of gun crime and war on the lives of innocent people.
Alyth Arts and Crafts Guild promotes Alyth as a centre for arts and crafts.
A wide range of handpainted pottery made in situ. Patterns range from beautiful cobalt blues and copper greens to fun and unique animal and bird designs. Whether you prefer highly glazed or more 'natural' finishes - I have both. Both ornamental pieces and domestic crockery available. Ability to see pottery in its various stages of production. Other locally made crafts also available.
Nature is the inspiration for Amy Mackay. Building a home with love, care and exceptional skill with the materials available is a process continually undertaken by nature, for nature, all around us.
She wants to convey the beauty, intricacy and precious nature of these natural homes using precious and semi-precious materials such as silver and gold, creating both jewellery and decorative objects.
Contemporary wheel-thrown ceramics.
My work aspires to elevate value in materials and techniques. Focus for work is driven between pattern and material explorations. I believe there are no boundaries in jewellery, no more the 'must haves' of precious metals and jewels.
I work with bone china clay combined with paper to create vessels which are each unique yet compliment each other as a series of works. Some vessels contain glass which is cast directly inside the piece - emulating liquid contained within the form. These works have a quiet, contemplative quality, particularly when viewed as groups or installations.
Fursbreck Pottery, based in Orkney, is run by potter Andrew Appleby who produces hand thrown pottery.
Traditional and figurative ceramics sculpture.
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.