Helen has developed her distinctive style of Nuno felting to make wool and silk Neckscapes that are lightweight and voluminous, translucent yet colourful and evocative of the light and textures of the Scottish Southern Uplands. Each Neckscape comes with a versatile magnetic Scarf Clip (also felted) in an accent colour that allows the Neckscape to be worn in many ways without causing damage to the fabric.
Helen produces unique ceramic figures, whimsical and dreamlike in their use of facial expression, body language and occasional narrative in wall sconces, candlesticks, bowls, boxes and decorative pieces.
She is inspired by Victorian Staffordshire figures, Mexican and North American folk art. All the work is handmodelled in earthenware clay with underglaze decoration and transparent matt and satin glazes and gold leaf.
New multi purpose live/work arts studio in the Scottish Borders, for short lets in a unique location.
Suitable for painters, musicians, writers, poets and performance artists, for creative breaks or as a venue for workshops.
40mins. south of Edinburgh, easy to access from north and south of the country.
Partial Disabled Access
The School of Textiles and Design in Galashiels delivers degree programmes in Textile Design, Interior Design, Fashion Design, Fashion Communication, Fashion Marketing and Retailing and Fashion Technology
Silkworm Gallery specialises in hand-painted silk pictures both framed and unframed. Also, scarves, boxes, brooches, cards, suncatchers and much more; all in beautiful jewel-like colours.
Set in the beautiful Scottish Borders the Hirsel Craft Centre has a gallery alongside art and craft workshops, tearooms, children's playground, museum and country walks.
A contemporary art organisation set against a beautiful heritage setting - we run public events as well as residencies including an Interdisciplinary Residency Programme which is open to a broad range of cultural practices including craft.
Practical Domestic Stoneware Pottery:- Mugs, jugs, bowls, plates, vases and baking dishes. Piggy banks, birds and buildings to commission.
Pit-Fired Ware (Time Tablets):- Using local clays to create decorative pieces which are wrapped in straw, oats, barley or bracken. The pit-kiln smothers and traps the ash 'flashing' new patterns on to the clay. The unpredictable effects of the firing makes each piece unique.
Unique pieces of sculpture and furniture are produced by Ian Hunter from figured native woods including sycamore, ash, elm and yew.
Inge Panneels @ IDAGOS designs and makes bespoke or limited edition glass art pieces. Architectural glass or sculptural glass is made to commission or available from selected shops and galleries.