With a background in Public art, Ceramics and Community Arts Helen combines these elements in her working life to create site specific Mosaic, run Schools and Community Ceramics and Mosaic workshops and make Raku fired Ceramic wall pieces and stoneware Sculpture inspired by the beautiful west coast of Scotland.
Artist in textiles and mixed media, Helen Suzanne Sharratt having moved to the mainland from her hebridean home now lives and works in the Scottish Highlands, where the landscape inspires her creative work.
I was born and grew up on the croft where I currently live, I feel truly grateful to work with some of the finest traditional cloth fabrics Scotland has on offer.
Highland Stoneware produces a vast range of distinctive pottery at its workshops in Lochinver and Ullapool. Everything is handmade and freehand painted by our skilled craftspeople.
Wood carvings created with a chainsaw in the Highlands.
On the outskirts of Inverness, a rare opportunity in the Highlands to view representational to abstract 2D and 3D works by some of the areas best artists and makers.
Esther creates textiles using organic materials. Influenced by her highland environment she continues to explore the dimension of fragility and strength: presence and erosion.
Jan Kilpatrick is a well-known teacher of embroidered textiles, mosaic and creative book-making. From her studio in Elphin, 20 minutes drive north of Ullapool, she also produces large,one-off pieces of textile wall art. Most of her work uses recycled and natural materials and she draws her imagery from the natural environment, occasionally incorporating lyrical text from her own poetry.
Currently working with rescued leather.
Creating tactile hand-cut jewellery.
- now also working with laser-cut acrylic and wood incorporating textiles.
Jean Bowker trained in History of Art and took the Year Prize at Basingstoke College for her year. Trained as an aquatint printer, or etcher, she also produces distinctive hand-made paper and paper products, including albums and decorative boxes, which combine with her etchings to produce unique gifts. She makes her paper from natural plants including grasses and rushes.