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.
Sue designs and makes copper foiled stained glass panels and sun catchers in her garden studio in Irvine.
My small-scale sculptures are made from metal safety pins of various sizes, which are welded together to form the shape of birds, fish or insects. I make robins, wrens, barn owls, ladybirds, goldfish and more exotic species such as hummingbirds and penguins.
Using elements of breathing as a constant theme, Suilven Plazalska explores the limits of air and expansion, defining the enclosed and surrounding space - space as container but also contained.
I work mainly in silver, enamel and a speckly effect enamel! Work is very contemporary but I love my work to be worn on a daily basis so it is very practical. Its best described as colourful.
My work is mainly made from silver and 9ct gold although very often I incorporate other materials such as cold enamel, perspex and stones. The inspiration for my jewellery is drawn from many different sources such as traditional Mexican symbolism, sealife and tarot cards, sometimes even sweets! I like to see my jewellery worn so for these reasons I like to keep it simple but at the same time eye-catching and the splash of colour I often add works very well for this!