I make large pieces of sculpture for the garden. They are made of 18 gauge galvanised mesh and dipped in zinc or copper oxide. Each sculpture is individual and lifesize. Generally they represent an animal of some kind. I make drawings and take measurements and photos of my subjects so the result has the character of the creature and glanced quickly shocks the viewer into believing its the real thing.
Julia throws and hand-builds simple forms and decorates them with subtle glazes. Intricate hand drawn images are printed on the glazed surfaces and patterned decals are playfully used to create her unusual range of everyday use ceramics.
Julie uses willow to produces a range of quality traditional baskets including log baskets, shopping baskets, cradles, and lobster pots. She has also developed her own contemporary designs including lamps and sculptural work.
Susan Jones has always had fun with sewing, but recently she has begun selling her delightful crafts. She worked as a physical Education teacher in Glasgow schools for 30 years. Always creating soft furnishings for her home and others. Now that her two boys are at University she has time to devote to her crafting.
I work mainly in Sterling silver together with semi-precious and lab grown faceted gemstones. My inspiration stems from the rich colours and background of Egypt, my home country. The intenseness of Lab Rubies, Amethysts and Emeralds lead themselves to bold designs that result in jewellery that makes a statement, designs that could be worn by a Queen.
Inspired by all things glass‚ and especially fascinated by the diversity and flexibility of warm glass‚ I design and create fused glass art‚ including wall panels‚ coasters‚ window hangers, bowls and jewellery.
Keith and Beryl Dawdry are long established artist / potters. Their studios are in Pinmore, off the A714, 4 miles south of Girvan, South Ayrshire. Their work is inspired by the spectacularly enigmatic world of the ancient Celts, Carrick’s Pictish heritage and its’ unique raw materials for the potters’ art. Beryl sculpts figurative pieces, exploring romantic links with the ancients. Keith throws vessels for functional use in special occasions and decorative use within lifestyle interiors. They often combine their skills for commissions.
Kirsten is a jewellery designer and maker based in Aberdeen. She specialised in using silver and precious or non-precious stones.
The finest quality beads, findings and gemstones used to create one off pieces, competitive prices for a quality product handmade in Scotland, by a Scottish designer.
Contemporary jewellery and silversmithing inspired by the structures of boats and sea-worn textures. Kirsty works mainly in silver and wood, often incorporating pieces of collected flotsam and uses hammer texturing, folding, forging and raising techniques to create a range of cutlery, bowls, boxes, jewellery and many other objects.