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.
Originally from the Isle of Islay, I trained in Fine Art at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee. After graduating I moved to Edinburgh to study silversmithing at night class and now work from a shared studio and gallery space called Such and Such.
I work primarily with silver to create individually hand crafted pieces. My designs are heavily influenced by the stories, wildlife and landscape of home.
My jewellery is made from sterling silver with occasional detailing in gold or with gemstones.
All the pieces are fabricated by hand from silver sheet or wire to produce light forms – often strictly geometric, sometimes with a softer, rounder biological feel.
Chris makes pots for your kitchen and table.
Long-established maker-designer of furniture in native hardwoods.
Timbers used include oak, elm, ash, cherry, yew; incorporation of burrs a speciality. Uncompromised standards in design, materials and workmanship are considered paramount.
"Only a superficial person does not judge by appearances" (O.W.)
Chris Pellow Designs offers bold, colourful and funky wearable art and whimsical home décor items created using Polymer clay, metals and other found materials.
Chrissie Heughan constructs unique works with paper formed by the simple gesture of hand papermaking.
One of the foremost creators of hand cast paper; Chrissie combines both traditional and contemporary techniques.
Chrissies paperwork’s are hand dyed, hand constructed two and three-dimensional forms. They include paper fibres from plants such as cotton, Kozo and Abaca, recycled paper and may also contain collage and print. Her works range in scale from packs of papers, paper luminaries, and cast paper wall relief's through to large-scale hangings.
The inspiration for my work is nature. I aim to capture the delicate textures and shapes of nature in metal. After studying natural forms, by drawing and photographing them. I take shapes and textures I find interesting and translate them into designs for jewellery.
Cissyface Vintage is a Scottish craft brand that recycles vintage materials to create innovative and funky jewellery, gifts and homewares.
I design and hand craft Silver Jewellery. I work mainly with .925 Sterling Silver. I also incorporate Copper and Brass in some pieces. I enjoy using quality gemstone cabochons, beads and dichroic glass. Recently I have been using Seashore 'found' objects such as Sea glass and slate, as they are in plentiful supply on the local beaches!
I like to make simple yet eye-catching and attractive Jewellery that people will take pleasure from looking at and wearing.