Working from her Studio in Carrbridge, Alice Buttress, a Ceramic Artist and Sculptress, makes a wide range of handbuilt and thrown pottery, raku, sculpture, jewellery, and Chainsaw Carvings
Alison McConachie studied glass at Edinburgh College of Art and the Royal College of Art in London. She has been a lecturer on the Glass and Architectural Glass course at Edinburgh College of Art since 1979.
The SSA Craftworkshop is a well established craft centre specialising in Glass fusing, jewellery work, leaded restoration and window construction as well as a wide range of Tiffany stile mirrors, panels and light catchers.
Amanda designs and makes kiln formed and cameo engraved glass for architectural, interior and sculptural settings.
Current inspiration includes looking at botanicals used in the pharmaceutical industry and plants which are toxic, linking to my first Pharmacology degree, and continuing to exploit the properties of gravity within the kiln whilst making unique vessels.
I work with bone china clay combined with paper to create vessels which are each unique yet compliment each other as a series of works. Some vessels contain glass which is cast directly inside the piece - emulating liquid contained within the form. These works have a quiet, contemplative quality, particularly when viewed as groups or installations.
I am based on the west coast of Scotland and I make hand built and hand thrown work in different clays. The concepts and designs for my work most often come from nature or myths.
Rowan Originals is a small company based in Fife and is a partnership between Angela Rowan and Pamela Henderson. Both partners are experienced business women with a talent for design and an eye for what people want.
Angus and Mack is a small furniture making company based on the outskirts of Edinburgh specialising in bespoke fine furniture and carpentry. Our work encompasses everything from public sculpture to children's seating. We also mill and dry all our own locally sourced hardwood's.
Angus Open Studios started in 2011 and studios around the area were open from 26th - 30th May. A website and a directory were designed and 6,000 copies of the directory were distributed. 53 artists and craftsmen joined as members and more are joining for 2012.
Romantic Renaissance Ltd is a Scottish company which has revived the ancient form of enamelling (fusion of glass-on-glass) onto pure crystal glassware.
The company specialises in creating unique hand-made designs for private collectors, dealers and companies internationally. The inspirations for the designs originate from ancient symbols, nature and pure visionary imagination.