It was while working alongside Farriers in the Agriculture Industry, that I realised the potential that Blacksmithing had for creating functional, contemporary work.
Since then I have been working on combining these traditional skills with my original training as a sculptor to create new work.
Although I have used organic forms as a starting point for some of my work I often let the materials I’m using, and how it can be worked, dictate the final outcome of each idea.
I'm from the Northeast of Scotland. I design/make contemporary styled bowls and vases from glass and wood: the wood I turn or make on a CNC machine myself and the glass is made by local crafts persons.
Concrete Wardrobe is primarily dedicated to promoting Scottish based or trained designer makers whose work is both high quality and affordable. Work is manufactured and supplied as one off pieces or as small batch production ranges, many of which are exclusive to Concrete Wardrobe.
Versatile designer and maker of beautiful furniture using locally sourced hardwoods. All pieces are made to commission, ranging from footstools to full kitchens.
Craft Scotland is a Scottish charity, working to unite, inspire and champion Scottish craft.
An inspiring community initiative which leases subsidised studio and display space to makers and owns and promotes The Barony Centre: Exhibition, Education and Events venue. Craft Studios open throughout the year, Barony Centre open 7 days throughout the year.
The best place to buy and sell original & handmade Scottish products
Craftfinder connects people with makers and more than 180 places in the UK where they can enjoy contemporary craft.
Crafts of Calder is a Gallery exhibiting Scottish Contemporary Paintings and prints. We also promote crafts by local craftspeople. A full framing service is also available.
A collective of professional artists and makers representing a wide range of contemporary craft and art practice - ceramics, glass, leather, metal, wood, jewellery, textiles.
Individual works are available to commission or for direct sale. The group website shows gallery pages for each artist and maker with a direct link for enquiries. Members regularly come together to show their work in galleries and special events, including an annual Open Studios Trail each September. Copies of a printed directory are also available on request - please visit our website.