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.
The SSA Craftworkshop is a well established craft centre specialising in Glass fusing, jewellery work, leaded restoration and window construction as well as a wide range of Tiffany stile mirrors, panels and light catchers.
Primarily working in hand-built Raku fired vessel forms, Allison lives and works on the North West Coast of Scotland.
What makes her work unique is that before putting her ceramics in to the kiln, she shoots the un-fired clay with a 12 bore shotgun. This technique produces an effect that is impossible to recreate in any other way.
Her pieces show the damage a gun can cause on something that has taken time, effort and creativity to make, drawing parallels with the effects of gun crime and war on the lives of innocent people.
Quality items of turned wood, in both native British and exotic hardwoods.
Hatton Woodturning produces bowls, platters, goblets clocks etc of a bespoke nature, ideal for gifts, presentations and commemorative occasions, or just for the appreciation of the art itself.
Alyth Arts and Crafts Guild promotes Alyth as a centre for arts and crafts.
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.
Nature is the inspiration for Amy Mackay. Building a home with love, care and exceptional skill with the materials available is a process continually undertaken by nature, for nature, all around us.
She wants to convey the beauty, intricacy and precious nature of these natural homes using precious and semi-precious materials such as silver and gold, creating both jewellery and decorative objects.
Movement, line, light and space are all important aspects which inform the work of Amy Louise Young. Capturing the fleeting, sporadic moments found during the motion of flight was the major inspiration behind her current collection.
Using techniques such as forging, stone setting and other jewellery making skills, she combines silver with non-precious materials such as resin and polypropylene, making the pieces not only unique but fun to wear.
Nature is used directly in Amy's unique art, lights, mobiles, box framed pictures and cards. Leaves, flowers, shells and wood from Scotland are the inspirational elements and real components of her work.
Amy is also a textile and craft techniques tutor, able to tutor in a variety of skills and tailor workshops to each group's specific needs.
Contemporary wheel-thrown ceramics.