Amanda designs and makes kiln formed and cameo engraved glass for architectural, interior and sculptural settings.
Current inspiration includes looking at botanicals used in the pharmaceutical industry and plants which are toxic, linking to my first Pharmacology degree, and continuing to exploit the properties of gravity within the kiln whilst making unique vessels.
Hand framed knitwear made in Edinburgh, Scotland. Working with mainly natural mixed fibres, sourced in the Borders, they have a varied range of knitwear. Jerseys, jackets, hats, scarves, gloves and socks in a wide variety of colours in both traditional and contemporary designs and shapes.
I hand make crystal glass jewellery from my studio in East Lothian. Each piece begins life as raw, uncoloured crystal glass, which I hand blow, cut and sculpt. I then layer and fuse the glass with precious metals and crushed glass to form a glass jewel, which I finish by hand wrapping with sterling silver.
Amy Lowson of Greentree Crafts creates jewellery from her workspace in Edinburgh.
Lowson takes inspiration from natural shapes and personal stories, experimenting in metal including copper and silver and using patina to create different colours and finishing with gemstones to complete each unique piece of jewellery. Lowson's current activity focuses on silversmithing.
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.
I am a designer, handcrafting mainly accessories such as handbags, hats, scarves and belts; these form the basis of my winter collections. I love natural materials, such as the shells I have incorporated in some of my work. Natural forms, another passion and large influence, I have managed to incorporate mostly through my embroidery.
My style is a mixture between traditional techniques and a stylish and elegant touch added to the functionality of practical accessories.
Traditional and figurative ceramics sculpture.
Extravagant Underground is a craft/fashion label that specializes in using reclaimed fabrics and environmentally friendly materials, to create ‘headart’ and corsetry on a ready-to-wear and commission basis. Our goal is to produce fashion wear is that is refreshing in its intricacy and expresses the individual, while considering the world around us.
Angela Steel creates stained glass panels in the traditional way. Her subject matter is medieval in taste, gothic fairytale married to contemporary situation. She exhibits stained glass and cast glass widely, as well as drawings and paintings.
Angela T Edgar is a contemporary artist who produces large hand sewn textile works.
Her work is currently on show at Two Miles From Stockholm design studio in Bridge of Allan.