Using the technique of batik - achieving designs on fabric by applying wax as a dye resist - I produce a range of items from wallhangings and cushions through to waistcoats and scarves. My designs are drawn from simple geometrics, celtic knotwork and patterns found in nature - veins on a leaf, light on water - translated into rich colours.
With a selection of old worn hammers I strike a mixture of surfaces onto my tableware. I like the idea of making work look and feel non precious. With each hammer blow I texture the surface making it rough or very subtle. Used with smooth polished edges and touches of gold my aim is to encourage the owner to take their time to feel, explore and enjoy the piece.
We specialise in the design, manufacture and installation of Ecclesiastical, Public and Residential stained glass. This could be a personal door panel for your home, through to the full glass interior of a church. We also work on the conservation of old and damaged stained glass. We cover all areas of Scotland but we would welcome any enquiries from further afield.
I produce unique, decorative handmade sculptures and clocks. All of my designs are made using a variety of hand building techniques including, coiling, pinching and slab-building. This makes every piece unique as everything turns out very differently even when I use the same design.
I make 'one of a kind' acoustic and electric guitars including six string twelve string single or double neck models....Basses from four to seven string. These are made using as much recycled materials as possible. They are made entirely to the customer's requirements.
I am a quality woodturner of native timber, mostly windblown. My work is very highly regarded in craft circles. I make most items that can be turned or carved, also restoration work.
I work on a relatively small scale as I like to create bowl which can be held in the hand. I also like the challenge of creating work which, although small, has a presence and strength of it's own.
My design preference for simplicity may be a positive reaction to the years I spent working as an architectural/artisan turner in Bath and Glasgow, reproducing, often heavily ornate, traditional designs for listed buildings etc. I now like to make work with a simpler, contemporary feel.
Sandy and Lizz Campbell produce sculptures, woodcarvings, furniture and paintings.
Sheila designs and makes contemporary, kiln formed glass panels. Each original piece combines bold and exciting colours with captivating layers, bubbles and engraved details. The range covers free-standing pieces, ideal for any window sill, lightboxes, perfect for internal spaces, and larger leaded panel made using traditional stained glass techniques.
Sheila Kerr is an Ayrshire Jewellery Artist who creates her designs in her harbourside studio in Irvine in South West Scotland. Primary medium is precious metal but mainly silver.