I work on a relatively small scale as I like to create bowls 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 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.
Contemporary Artist and Designer Simone Whiteford creates dramatic art work by combining unexpected elements derived from nature and fantasy for outdoor use and interior design.
Sue designs and makes copper foiled stained glass panels and sun catchers in her garden studio in Irvine.
Fiona Rogers has always had a passion for working with textures and natural fabrics. Her desire for working with these products led her to design a range of pictures and launch a new business in 2013 called Southbeach Design.
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.
Susie Thompson makes fine, collectable hand-built porcelain. Susie focuses on finely detailed, intricate modelling to a very high standard. She uses traditional skills, brought up to date. She makes delightful small, decorative pieces such as boxes decorated with flowers, as well as the dragons for which she is well known, and much more. The more detailed pieces are often left bisque (unglazed and uncoloured). She also decorates her work with a rainbow of enamels and sometimes lustres. Commissions are welcomed.
The thoughts behind this work is about bringing the elegance and mystery from a time we know in history and fuse it with our fashions way today, holding onto the mystery and romance and creating Neo Victorian hats
New and innovative work using various unique processes to produce individual decorative pieces that show the heritage of the wooden vessel in the finished ceramic form, the subtle colours and tones used at the glazing stage ensures that every finished piece is totally unique.