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.
Colin Parker Furniture is a small workshop of designer makers who produce furniture of the highest quality. Subtle and exquisite details combine in simple honest designs.
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 seven days throughout the year.
The best place to buy and sell original and handmade Scottish products
Crafts Of Angus is made up of a co-operative of local crafters and artists who work together to run the shop.
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.