I studied at Oregon State University for the 3rd year of my Hons Degree from Grays School of art. It was at O.S.U. I first experienced fibre art and textiles as a fine art discipline rather than design.
I have continued to experiment with fibre arts, particularly papermaking, and have been self-employed since graduating with an MA from Manchester Metropolitan University in 1992. I have completed many residencies including 5 months in Taiwan at the Chayoyang University and the Su-Ho Paper Museum.
Julia Douglas is a textile and mixed media, visual artist based in East Lothian, Scotland. A constant inspiration for her work is the home and the relationship people have with the objects they put in their homes. Douglas makes art by exploring seemingly trivial household objects, and remake these by playfully transforming them, often using them as surrogates for the owner’s body, and, consequently drawing attention to their significance in helping to tell a story about the inhabitants’ life and the culture in which they lived.
Hand-blown 24% lead crystal bowl and platters in jewel colours. Each piece is unique, with a hand-drawn design sandblasted into the coloured surface.
Commissions from the highly personal to the highly practical.Wood craft and art, custom furniture, artist books.
Designer/Maker Living and Working in Shetland, graduated 2011. Building on business creating digital and screen printed fabrics.
Just Art is and independent gallery in the North East of Scotland exhibiting contemporary fine and applied arts by artists living and working in Scotland. The gallery is open all year and has an annual program of monthly exhibitions. Works on display include framed acrylics, oils, watercolours and prints, textiles, glass, ceramics, wood and jewellery.
A craft shop based in Aberfeldy, Perthshire which specialises in quilting, knitting, felting, craft courses and unique finnish giftware.
Kathryn Hinton's work focuses on creating jewellery and silverware using digital technology to emulate traditional tooling in the process of making.
I am a freelance designer and illustrator with a love of handmade design. My work is inspired by pattern, Japanese textile and kimono designs. I create unique artwork in the form of embroidered prints and textile art, inspired by fashion, art and craft.
"I want to take the form and structure of the book and continue its evolution in the digital era. To inspire journalists, observers, artists and bloggers - the new generation of book lovers."
Laura West is a classically trained award winning bookbinder specialising in traditional and contemporary hand-sewn books. Wedding Stationery, Photo Albums and Guest Books are individually handmade to order.