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.
House of Jackson is a Design House and Studio. Producing inspired handcrafted pieces for the aesthetic and ethical conscious consumer, with a vast mix of materials and media.
The Hoxa Tapestry Gallery produces hand woven tapstries, hand woven rugs and art prints. Artists Leila Thomson and daughter Johan, ECA graduates.
Inge Panneels is an Belgian artist and academic living in the UK, whose works explores notions of space and place, using glass as a medium for making site specific works and using mapping as creative language and often working with a team of collaborators.
Esther creates textiles using organic materials. Influenced by her highland environment she continues to explore the dimension of fragility and strength: presence and erosion.
Isabelle is a Masterbookbinder based at the OWL & LION, her specialty is eighteenth Century Leather Binding and marbling and printing traditional decorative papers.
Most of the books that I sell are Medieval Bound, which use no glue but are very robust.
They are entirely handcrafted here in Shetland, employing traditional bookbinding methods. folding, cutting, gluing and pressing. Using - acid free papers, silk headbands and linen threads, where needed.
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.
Jeanette Sendler is a milliner and textile designer. She designs, teaches and exhibits. Big Cat Textiles invites internationally renowned designer/makers to deliver masterclasses in Fife.
Jenni Douglas is a printmaker and textile/surface designer, originally from Edinburgh and now based in the Scottish Borders. She set up A Pair of Blue Eyes in 2012.