Figurative sculpture and portraiture.
I started sculpting forms in clay and stone then moved into smaller ceramic mobiles, jewellery, tiles and miscellaneous objects.
Inspired by a love of geometry, arabesque and eastern arts, calligraphy and culture; I try to incorporate found objects, chance and allow mistakes to become results....
Cut, sewn, and of course designed just for you.
Tenterhooks products are all carefully designed and hand crafted by the company’s sole director, Deirdre Anne Murphy. Using a combination of quality silks, satins, suedettes and velvets, mixed with sturdy corduroy, denim and cotton prints, she produces a collection of vibrant, luxurious, yet hard wearing, handbags, purses, hats and cushions. In addition to this she also produces a limited range of hand woven wool scarves, cushions and blankets.
My textile practice has evolved through experimenting with materials and methods of making in which hand work and craftsmanship provide both direction and context.
Hand skills are transposed though the work in a humorous commentary on social and textile history within the contemporary gallery.
Democraft is an on-line booking system for craft courses. You run the workshops - we do all the administration. One link on your web site is all you need.
Contemporary, handcrafted jewellery and silverwork. Original bespoke pieces & Limited Edition collections.
Unique items for births, christenings & special occasions. Old & new processes used to create beautiful items to wear and treasure.
My artwork consists of mounted embossed metal pictures in art nouveau and celtic style designs.
Designed by Frances - Frances works mainly in Sterling Silver and many pieces are enhanced by the use of colourful semi-precious gemstones, beads, freshwater pearls, Swarovski crystals and Miyuki glass seed beads. All her jewellery pieces are unique and are handmade from start to finish to the highest standards in her workshop in Scotland.
Digby Morrow is a craftsman who makes fine decorative hardwood boxes and bespoke furniture pieces in his workshop on the outskirts of Linlithgow, near Edinburgh, Scotland. Also he makes highly individual pieces to be used as unique ”room features”. He works in solid and veneered woods of both domestic and exotic varieties and uses inlays and marquetry to decorate his pieces. He finishes his work using a variety of techniques including French polishing.
Digby’s boxes can have many uses - jewellery, christening, birthdays, dressing, collection, games, keepsake, presentation, special anniversaries etc. Digby's furniture pieces are designed to be "one-offs" with unique features.