Leith School of Art is an independent art school running one-year courses and part-time classes in art and design.
I make leaded glass window panels, mirrors, lights and vases using traditional leaded glass techniques. Designs are influenced by landscapes, light, urban surroundings and architecture. Commissions are welcomed for residential or commercial spaces. Please view my web site for examples of my work.
Linda expresses her wonderful wisdoms and lyrical ideas, which are influenced by her life observations, in her textile art. The influence of colour and texture inspires richly embroidered surfaces. The materials are often combinations of threads, beads, buttons and recycled materials which embellish the surface of brooches and her embroideries. Prevalent in Linda's work are inspirations from Eastern Art, Folk Art, Pop Art and her great love of Nature.
Lise Bech lives and works in the Southern Uplands of Scotland, where she grows a wide range of willows (Salix species) for her basketmaking.
Liz Gaffney has incorporated her passion for creating visually stunning clothing by perfecting the technique of handfelting.
I produce lampwork beads, stained glass structures and 3 dimensional copper and glass sculptures. I view my glass work as an evolving art form and employ a variety of techniques to achieve the finished pieces. These techniques include kiln formed glass, stained glass techniques and lampworking. Lampworking is also known as flameworking, it is a type of glasswork that uses a gas fuelled torch to melt glass rods and tubes.
Louise works from her studio in Craft Town Scotland, which is open to the public on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Lampwork birds and copper wire structures abound in Studio 86. Lampwork lessons and stained glass courses are available here too.
Love Ellie specialises in handcrafted handbags, gifts and homewares designed and created in Ayrshire using luxurious Harris Tweed, leather, silks, and selected eco-friendly fabrics
Maggie Bruce is a contemporary artist specialising in the field of photo-creative montage and monochrome print making.
Her digital artwork is refreshingly different as can be seen from the wide range of images on her portfolio web-site. Her black and white images are also in her own unique style comprising mainly of found still life compositions.
GSA Graduate 1997; Design School Prizewinner; Chase Charity Scholarship Award.
Maggie combines making ceramics with her full-time role as Creative Executive for the award winning Craft Town Scotland, a community led initiative and registered charity.