I make timber structures using traditional and contemporary techniques. My designs are unique and tailored to suit individual commissions. Much of what I make is of a large scale and constructed using green oak. Completed work includes tree-benches, lych gates, sculptural objects, play areas, stage sets and bridges.
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.
A.D. Pottery offers a wide range of colourful and decorative terracotta pottery including mugs, jugs, bowls, clocks and tiled mirrors.
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.
Alice Bo-Wen Chang is an Edinburgh based jewellery artist, designer and architect. She explores the relationship between body, space and object(s) through her kinetic and structural body sculptures.
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.
Working from her Studio in Carrbridge, Alice Buttress, a Ceramic Artist and Sculptress, makes a wide range of handbuilt and thrown pottery, raku, sculpture, jewellery, and Chainsaw Carvings
Cutting the wood into thin slices, often across the grain reveals the maximum richness, I construct forms where the resultant sequence, is the focus in sculpture, featured in boxes and vessels or a detail in furniture. With an allusion to movement or softness I juxtaposition textures, colour and form, introducing with other joining materials the illusion of precariousness or tenuousness. / I work functionally and creatively, speculatively and to commission, for private or commercial clients and galleries from the workshop which I established in 1984.
Producer of highly original slipcast porcelain. Hand painted using a variety of techniques inspired by the striking and sensitive brushstrokes in Japanese paintings.
The range includes; contemporary and funky giftware, traditional functional tableware, commemorative pieces, and beautifully painted tile panels. Alison has also done a variety of commission work for renowned artist Christine Borland.