Bell's practice has transitioned from hand painted silk accessories to textile installations which respond the natural environment and our place within it.
Working with clay I examine the fold and create a piece from what I see.
One of the world's leading engravers, with work in public, royal and private collections throughout Europe, America and the Far East. The glass ranges from small intimate pieces, to architectural installations which incorporate light and colour. A recipient of many awards and winner of many competitions, her contribution was recognized in 1997, when she was presented with an M.B.E. for services to art and music.
Tweed Delights came about after I discovered some forgotten remnants of Harris Tweed in the back of a cupboard. Inspired by my children's toys, I began to design a range of gift ideas to suit the whole family. I use Gaelic where I can in my range, which also includes handmade cards, bookmarks, applique pictures etc.
Tiger Textiles offers a range of textile artworks and designs as well as the popular hand painted wall blocks which are ideal for gifts.
Alison is currently working on digital prints and embroidered tweed, which is being used in collaboration with fashion designers. Her designs are mainly inspired by the Hebrides-the changing culture, the beautiful surroundings and the Gaelic language.
Alison McConachie studied glass at Edinburgh College of Art and the Royal College of Art in London. She has been a lecturer on the Glass and Architectural Glass course at Edinburgh College of Art since 1979.
Hi my name is Alison and l design and make a unique array of designer dichroic glass jewellery, which comes alive when you move about. l also do a varied selection of heamatite jewellery which is known to have healing powers as well as a vast amount of rose quartz, black agate, amethyst, blue howlite and much more. My other craft is stained glass and l have a beautiful selection of designer mirrors, unique lamps, vibrant sun catchers, stunning window and wall panels, lovely glass picture frames and glass gifts.
Using the specialist media of papermaking, printmaking and handmade books, I provide workshops for many organizations, undertake commissions and continue the development of personal artwork both at Glasgow Print Studio and my hand papermaking workshop PULP, based in Glasgow's West End.
My jewellery explores space and movement around the wearers body.
Contrasting colour and texture fascinates me, and I seek to manipulate this by working with silver, oxidised silver, 18ct yellow gold, and semi-precious stones such as garnet, peridot and citrine. Hammered wire is often contrasted against smooth cupped sheet silver, and 18ct yellow gold will be found scattered amongst oxidised silver links.
I am a visual artist based in Banffshire, on the Moray Firth Coast of Scotland and work principally in cast and hand-made paper.
My current work takes the form of sculptural relief - most has a landscape or maritime influence.