I am a woodturner from central Scotland with a love of rustic natural turnings.
You will find my woodturning to be varied in both style and size; switching from delicate pieces incorporating intricate finials to very large wooden bowls which can be over 20 inches in diameter. Natural edge rustic pieces are my speciality, as I believe that these show the beauty of wood in a more natural form.
In Blairmore, a short run from Dunoon along the scenic coastal road around the Holy Loch, we work hand in hand with local crafters and artists to provide “accessible and affordable art in a stunning location”.
Blairmore Gallery, awarded 3 stars by Visit Scotland, is the
largest in Cowal, with its plethora of quality arts and crafts enjoys stunning views across Loch Long. Most of the work is by skilled artists and crafters based in Cowal, an inspirational paradise.
We also host exhibitions, which change every 4 or 5 weeks. A balance is
achieved by inviting well know artists such as Davy Brown to exhibit, alongside artists based locally such as David Morrison, Ronnie Ford, Pam
Glennie, and Raymond Murray. Often group shows involve displays of glass enamel, jewellery, ceramics and textile/needlework items.
The Fairtrade Coffee Shop compliments the Art ... good quality with fresh home baking daily, and light meals. Enjoy a Latte whilst talking about art
with the local artists who drop in on a regular basis. Popular with locals and visitors to the area - the combination of art, craft, and coffee allows everyone to enjoy a relaxed and friendly atmosphere in the gallery.
My interest in glass started from my work as a graphic designer in London and Edinburgh and has slowly grown into a passion for creating unique and original handmade pieces of glass. My inspiration is nature and the beautiful environment of Fife and Scotland and I incorporate beach combing finds and natural materials, amongst others, into some of my contemporary glass pieces.
Bonhoga means ‘my spiritual home’ and we hope the gallery has become a home for the arts in Shetland.
Bonhoga Gallery opened in April 1994 at Weisdale Mill and is one of only two four star rated visitor attractions in Shetland. Ten shows are held each year in the Upper Gallery featuring a varied programme of local, national and international art and craft. Also changing ten times annually are the shows in the Lower Gallery, a dedicated space for take away art and craft as well as an exhibition space for both Shetland and the UK’s leading craftmakers.
Also on the premises is a gallery shop stocked with an ever changing array of design-led and innovative products, cards, specialist books and an inspiring range of hand made papers.
The Gallery Café is situated in the south-facing conservatory on the lower ground floor overlooking Kergord Burn and has become very popular with locals and visitor alike. The selection of fresh food, much of which is locally produced, and includes arguably the best scones in Shetland, is complimented by a tempting range of hot and cold drinks.
Funky, bold and contemporary fused glass jewellery, tableware, tiles, garden features and giftware. Every piece is intended to make a statement. Inspirations such as art deco, Thai temples, coral reefs, the natural world, screen printing and the digital world infuse the work.
Brodie’s recent work explores tension and balance. He contrasts outer surfaces with inner shapes, sensual curves with hard edges.
He calls the original blown a ‘pod’ and, with this organic image in mind with great precision, he cuts through the glass to reveal its structure. This dissected work creates a window into another world where dancing curves and open spaces contrast and unite.
Ceramics by John – Earthenware & Stoneware. John Brown is an Edinburgh ceramic artist who draws his inspiration from Japanese and Chinese stoneware.
Bruntsfield Market - Indoor Food, Craft & Gifts Market (1st & 3rd Saturday's) starting Saturday 2nd March 2013
Bryony Knox designs and makes colourful, interactive pieces, covering various scales from kinetic brooches to automated sculptures. Movement is intrinsic to the design and inspiration is derived from sources as wide as Greek myth, vaudeville and circus. She works in silver or copper, brass and steel, utilising their different colour combinations and patination to enhance the richness of the object. Repousse, chasing, fretwork, etching and simple mechanics are the main techniques she employs in her work. Bryony exhibits throughout the UK whilst also undertaking private and public commissions.
Functional pieces and panels made with float glass with applied frits and enamels. Matching items in fabric and paper.