Melting the surly bonds of earth.
GalGael build and sail wooden boats in celebration of Scotland's heritage - providing a focal point, around which a whole number of community benefits can unfurl. Engaged in this way, a wide array of pieces have been created, across a broad spectrum of indigenous crafts; from boatbuilding to furniture making, timber framing to blacksmithing, basketweaving to leather carving and granite carving. At times traditional, at others contemporary, they are united by a common theme of integrity of the natural materials used. Indigenous motifs and local history also feature regularly in GalGael’s work.
It was while working alongside Farriers in the Agriculture Industry, that I realised the potential that Blacksmithing had for creating functional, contemporary work.
Since then I have been working on combining these traditional skills with my original training as a sculptor to create new work.
Although I have used organic forms as a starting point for some of my work I often let the materials I’m using, and how it can be worked, dictate the final outcome of each idea.
Hand tooled leather goods to customers own designs and requirements. Our range includes hand tooled leather belts and pewter buckles, sporrans, bags, key cases, purses, wallets. A comprehensive range of musical instrument straps suitable for banjo, guitar, cittern, mandolin etc.
Craig Stuart designs and makes completely unique pieces of fine jewellery using his contemporary adaptation of the ancient Japanese metal working technique ‘mokume gane’. Craig makes his beautiful multi layer laminates in precious metal combinations, including platinum, 18 and 22 carat gold and silver. From the mokume gane he produces, he makes a stylish, contemporary range of beautifully designed jewellery much of which incorporates stunning diamonds and rare coloured precious gem stones.
Denise is a textile artist, living and working on the Isle of Skye. Her work is informed by passion for landscape and the natural world, it's fragility, history and protection.
Silver and Gold jewellery, designed and made in Oban, Scotland, by Dale and Jane Harbron.
Jane and Dale started Harbron Design in 1993. Their aim from the very beginning has been to design and make delicate styled jewellery that feels good to wear and can be cherished for many years to come.
Figurative sculpture and portraiture.
Danielle produces her beautiful jewellery collections from Wasps Studios in the leafy Stockbridge area of Edinburgh, from where she supplies galleries and shops throughout the UK.
In August 2006 she opened Rockcandy Gallery in Rose Street, Edinburgh, together with Susanna Hanl, a brand new exciting designer jewellery gallery and online shop, showcasing beautiful designer and one-off jewellery.
David has worked in ceramics for over 40 years. Former Head of Ceramics at the Glasgow School of Art (1986 - 1991) he specialises in Raku and designing large high fired plate compositions for corporate and private commission. David’s work beautifully explores themes dealing with nature and the human figure. David’s work and studio can be seen by visiting the Pitclay Gallery in East Lothian.