Handmade recycled silver jewellery. Contemporary designs with intriguing textures, often incorporating touches of gold, textiles or gemstones.
Sewing is a general passion of mine and once I move up to Sanquhar in Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland, I would like to run sewing workshops teaching people how to use their sewing machines and work with The Airts Arts Centre in the village.
Individually designed contemporary hot forged ironwork for functional, decorative and architectural puposes, made using a variety of traditional and modern blacksmithing metalwork techniques.
I make timber structures using traditional and contemporary techniques. My designs are unique and tailored to suit individual commissions. Much of what I make is of a large scale and constructed using green oak. Completed work includes tree-benches, lych gates, sculptural objects, play areas, stage sets and bridges.
I weave cloth, by hand, from wool (spun and unspun pedigree organic Shetland fleece), fine linen, naturally dyed silk and organically grown cotton.
Amanda makes kiln formed glass vessels, playing with gravity in the kiln. Manipulating mass, heat, colour and time aiming to create complex, elusive work that has intense colour and pattern which reacts to the light it is placed in. Using opaque glass powders to construct her work because of its varying translucency as the form elongates during the firing process. The glass is finished using many cold working processes to shape and mark the glass including sandblasting, hand lapping, diamond point and wheel engraving.
Currently using different clays as a base..... stretching and layering the clay, then imprinting the surface; printmaking with clay and glaze instead of paper and ink.
Andy’s pots are wood fired stoneware and porcelain.
Ann is a mixed media artist based in Langholm, Dumfriesshire. She creates a colourful array of wool felt art work and crafts.
My work is all ceramic stoneware mostly useable items, but also decorative items. They are all reasonably priced.