An Tobar is the Arts centre for the islands of Mull and Iona, based in Tobermory and showing a regularly-changing programme of the very best of contemporary visual arts and crafts.
The cafe and shop work by local artists and makers in addition to a range of fair trade crafts and instruments from around the world. An Tobar is committed to promoting local professionals working and living on the islands and maintains the Mull & Iona Artists and Makers Register.
ANDEEZARTINWOOD ( formally known as Woodland Craft, was founded by Andrew Moore in Meigle, Perthshire, 1986 ), produces handcarved Scottish wildlife subject matter, carved mirrors, naturally shaped burr bowls and many other carved works to supply retail outlets throughout Scotland , England and at craft shows and direct mail order. Love spoons, unusual kitchenware and I am adding wooden jewellery as from 01/01/2013.
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.
Colourful and cosy knitted accessories and interior pieces made in soft wools, using traditional techniques applied to contemporary products.
Together over the years, husband and wife team have designed and produced a wide variety of hand made crafts. These have ranged from large wooden items such as garden furniture, dolls houses to smaller items such as clocks and candle holders.
Our speciality is designing and hand crafting jewellery boxes, ring and trinket boxes and medium sized memory boxes. All are made from reclaimed timber including oak, beech and mahogany. Marquetry veneers are used to decorate diamond and hexagonal shaped boxes.
Traditional and figurative ceramics sculpture.
I am based on the west coast of Scotland and I make hand built and hand thrown work in different clays. The concepts and designs for my work most often come from nature or myths.
Based in a studio close to the shoreline in Ayrshire I feel naturally drawn to the sea and the beach, and my work is a response to the environment and landscape around me. Discoveries made during beach walks provide a source of fascination and intrigue; flotsam, shells, textures in the sand and rocks bear testament to the relentless energy of the sea and the elements. This plays a major part in informing and inspiring the work I make.
Andy’s pots are wood fired stoneware and porcelain.
Creative Student of the Year at the Creative Fife Awards 2008, contemporary jewellery designer Angela Boag studied Jewellery Design and Silversmithing at Carnegie College, she designs and hand-makes all her jewellery from silver or gold and semi precious stones. Her pieces are unique items inspired by smooth aesthetically pleasing lines and shapes that are then created into tactile and elegant jewellery.