Contemporary Glass and Glass Jewellery. Functional and sculptural forms and vessels. Importance of colour, layering, pattern and texture. Use of hot and cold techniques to create individual pieces with a graphic bent/twist. Bold colour and subtle tones are used to create pattern while cold working creates pattern and surface texture.
Catriona makes contemporary silversmithing and jewellery using mainly silver and often incorporates gold details. Her work is delicate in style with subtle tones of a floral influence. Plant forms and structure have been the inspiration for her work. She uses traditional techniques such as scoring and folding, hand raising, forging, hammered textures and kumbo which is a process for applying gold foil to the surface of silver.
Kiln fired enamel on copper jewellery and gifts, hand made in the Highlands of Scotland for the quality retail gift and craft outlet. Each item individually made but economically priced.
I design and produce a wide range of contemporary ceramic giftware in conjunction with the small-scale production of bespoke functional tiles for the home. Using traditional tile-making techniques and high quality white earthenware, I create individual wall pieces and interior accessories such as coasters and pot stands - even occasionally something that isn't flat! Each piece is hand cut, drawn and glazed, making every one unique.
My work touches on animals, ancient mythologies and different cultures, folklore and the sea, with each piece telling its own story.
I like to experiment using different materials (eg molten glass and metal) where possible and hope that the finished product will have a domestic use as well as being decorative. All works are hand built /and or thrown on the wheel, using a diverse range of clay, glazes and glaze firings. Raku and stoneware firings produce vibrant copper lustres and rich oxide glazes.
Using porcelain as a core medium, Cheryl creates hand etched ceramic wall plaques and jewellery. Using collections of vintage photographs and letters as inspiration, she aims to preserve personal histories and sentimental values.
Chris Barnes produces thrown and handbuilt ceramics which he stoneware fires in a gas and woodburning kiln. The work is functional, with glaze decoration that makes use of the intrinsic qualities of reduction firing with a live flame powered kiln.
Tweedsmuir Glass design and produce hand-made ornamental glassware including paperweights, animals, perfume bottles, paper-knifes etc.
Chris makes pots for your kitchen and table.
Chris Pellow Designs offers bold, colourful and funky wearable art and whimsical home décor items created using Polymer clay, metals and other found materials.