On the outskirts of Inverness, a rare opportunity in the Highlands to view representational to abstract 2D and 3D works by some of the areas best artists and makers. Inchmore Gallery also offers a considered choice of other works by reputable British artists in ceramic, bronze and textile works. A sympatheticaly designed gallery combined with a genuine, friendly atmosphere and knowledgable and enthusiastic staff.
Esther creates textiles using organic materials. Influenced by her highland environment she continues to explore the dimension of fragility and strength: presence and erosion.
ENAMEL-WORK GLASS ON METAL
Transparent and opaque enamels (ground glass) are fired in a kiln onto copper and silver to make small and large wall panels, plates and a selection of dishes and jewellery
The varied landscape and the life of the far North west is expressed in semi-abstract and colourful designs.
Stunning designer jewellery, distinctively different to other contemporary styles of today. I use a mixture of very thick and thin leathers in a variety of colours combined with beautiful ceramic beads either dipped in pure silver, copper or 24-carat gold, or glazed in many colours.
Jaine Marriott makes contemporary, handcut mosaics for both indoor and outdoor use using a combination of textures, colours and patterns.
Handmade furniture made to customer’s designs in solid native and imported hardwoods. A design service offering 3-dimensional drawings is available. All domestic furniture and fire surrounds are produced, plus domestic and commercial display equipment. Styles range from antique reproductions to ultra modern. Traditional furniture restoration using French polishing or varnishing can be performed as required.
Jan Kilpatrick is a well-known teacher of mosaic, embroidered textiles and creative book-making. From her studio in Elphin, 20 minutes drive north of Ullapool, she also produces one-off pieces of mosaic; short runs of hand-printed, embroidered textile goods such as cushions and bags; hand-printed cards; hand-made paper and blank books. Most of her work uses recycled and natural materials and she draws her imagery from the natural environment, increasingly incorporating lyrical text from her own poetry.
Jane's hands work closely with her head to spin a fanciful range of unique, rare and thoughtful jewellery.
Reinventing the ordinary.
Reloving the forgotten.
Pinning down ideas in a pretty wearable way.
My useful, unique pots are made with stoneware, porcelain and sometimes local clays. I teach two annual summer schools in my studio and I’m Exhibitions Co-ordinator for Scottish Potters Association.
I make small to medium mosaics suitable for the home eg. mirrors, pot stands, house numbers and decorative plaques for both indorrs and outside. I use an assortment of materials including vitreous glass tesserae, mirror, beads, shells, pebbles and fused glass. I sell at craft fairs and also take commissions.