Trevor Leat and Alex Rigg create and build furniture using natural materials. Our combination of willow-weaving techniques and construction using Scottish hard-wood give a sense of scale and solidity. The sculptural qualities of the materials are used in combination with bold, figurative design to give a strong presence to each individual piece.
Alex has a very different view of the world, informed by many years creating theatrical devices intended to deceive.
There is a dramatic element to his work enhanced by the use of a wide variety of media, frequently combining a diversity of materials. Leather may be allied with gold leaf, ink with aluminium, flotsam and architectural salvage with acrylic colours.
Combining skills in metalwork with a variety of textile techniques, Alexandra creates contemporary jewellery pieces inspired by structures in nature.
Ali works with textiles & mixed media commercially, for exhibition and to commission. She is a community tutor in the Lothians and runs workshops & classes in design & mixed media techniques from her studio “The Purple Thread Shed” near Edinburgh.
Based on the shore of Loch Broom in the north west Highlands of Scotland, I design and make a range of framed collages and greetings cards which are also suitable for framing. I like to use my own handmade papers, Harris Tweed and other materials. I think of them as small mementos of the bigger picture.
Individual, intricate and vibrant handcrafted bead
and wirework accessories.
Crikey Aphrodite - bespoke corsetry for every shape
I weave cloth, by hand, from wool (spun and unspun pedigree organic Shetland fleece), fine linen, naturally dyed silk and organically grown cotton.
As a Design Graduate of The Glasgow School of Art, I specialise in designing and making fascinators, cocktail hats and bridal headdresses.
Bell's practice has transitioned from hand painted silk accessories to textile installations which respond the natural environment and our place within it.