Established in 1986, Abbey Ceramics make colourful domestic pottery and fun wall-plaques from their studio in the Scottish Borders. The ceramics range includes hand-thrown mugs,jugs,bowls and many more items including hand-pressed wall-plaques with a marine theme. All their work is hand-painted and fired on the premises. Alongside the ceramics you will also find the artwork of Peter Lochhead and Carol Buchan.
Ralph Christie designs and hand builds furniture and other items that reflect a love of wood, simplicity, space and light. The figure, colour and texture of the timber used are a crucial element.
Rankin Kinsman-Blake creates beautiful, unique spoons and spatulas hand carved from a range of Scottish Borders hardwoods. His work can be see at Kinsman-Blake Ceramics/Gallery (Smailholm, Scottish Borders)
Real Wood Studios is a collective of self-employed cabinet makers based in the inspiring woodland setting of Monteviot Nurseries in the Scottish Borders. It is owned and run by the makers as a not-for-profit cooperative.
Rob Elliot has seized the opportunity to fulfil a dream. Since 1987, he has built on the experience of three generations of woodworkers to design furniture using only locally grown timber.
Bringing his inherent skills to the natural beauty of the wood, Rob Elliot has succeeded in producing furniture to be treasured; furniture sought out by householder and connoisseur alike. Rob works mainly in Wych Elm and makes a point of using only trees that have died naturally, ensuring no living trees are felled to make this richly patterned, handcrafted furniture.
I make furniture from native hardwoods which also includes glass, metal and stone.
Stoneware firing to 1300c, salt graze and reduced stoneware.
Vessels for ritual and sacred spaces. Mythology, legend and folklore of northern cultures influence my work.
Found objects often decorate my work, I intend to develop a new area of work in figurative sculpture.
A. Elliot (Fine Fabrics) Ltd have been producing high quality fabrics and woven accessories using traditional methods for over thirty years.
Clever Togs are a collection of fun and educational, hand-embroidered babies' and children's appliquéd t-shirts, designed to stimulate the senses with exciting shapes, patterns and textures.
Clever Togs offers a diverse collection of designs, with an eclectic mix of gorgeous vintage and designer fabrics, felts and embroidery silks.