Working with clay I examine the fold and create a piece from what I see.
I hand make contemporary jewellery which echoes the past.
I love collections of old objects like in junk shops, attics and museums. I have spent time travelling through South America and the west coast of Scotland researching my own family ties and through this, sourcing inspiration.
Hi my name is Alison and l design and make a unique array of designer dichroic glass jewellery, which comes alive when you move about. l also do a varied selection of heamatite jewellery which is known to have healing powers as well as a vast amount of rose quartz, black agate, amethyst, blue howlite and much more. My other craft is stained glass and l have a beautiful selection of designer mirrors, unique lamps, vibrant sun catchers, stunning window and wall panels, lovely glass picture frames and glass gifts.
Unique hand crafted copper & silver jewellery, handmade in Orkney.
Using the specialist media of papermaking, printmaking and handmade books, I provide workshops for many organizations, undertake commissions and continue the development of personal artwork both at Glasgow Print Studio and my hand papermaking workshop PULP, based in Glasgow's West End.
My jewellery explores space and movement around the wearers body.
Contrasting colour and texture fascinates me, and I seek to manipulate this by working with silver, oxidised silver, 18ct yellow gold, and semi-precious stones such as garnet, peridot and citrine. Hammered wire is often contrasted against smooth cupped sheet silver, and 18ct yellow gold will be found scattered amongst oxidised silver links.
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.
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.
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.
Angela is an experimental jewellery designer challenging the traditional thought that all jewellery must be made from precious metals. She uses salt crystals, a natural product but not one usually associated with jewellery and together with resin and silver she transforms it into something that you want to wear and treasure.