As a Fine Art graduate I have developed an enthusiasm for leather as it combines beauty with utility. With its natural scarring and irregularities each product is unique and continually develops its own character with every day of use. Each item is designed and cut from high quality vegetable-tan cow hide and coloured suede, the leather is then handcarved, dyed, painted, finished with fixings and fasteners then finally handstitched or laced. I invite custom orders with particular items and ideas in mind.
Lighting, furniture, mirrors, door handles, gadgets, clocks, architectural hardware, gates and grills, shop signage , jewellery, props, objet d'art and metal sculpture.
I make timber structures using traditional and contemporary techniques. My designs are unique and tailored to suit individual commissions. Much of what I make is of a large scale and constructed using green oak. Completed work includes tree-benches, lych gates, sculptural objects, play areas, stage sets and bridges.
Alex has a very different view of the world, informed by many years creating theatrical devices intended to deceive.
There is a dramatic element to his work enhanced by the use of a wide variety of media, frequently combining a diversity of materials. Leather may be allied with gold leaf, ink with aluminium, flotsam and architectural salvage with acrylic colours.
Individual, intricate and vibrant handcrafted bead
and wirework accessories.
Hand woven bags and other products. Strong individually designed bags.
Historical Consultancy and Historical Interpretation. Historical clothing, leather and metal work.
My work aspires to elevate value in materials and techniques. Focus for work is driven between pattern and material explorations. I believe there are no boundaries in jewellery, no more the 'must haves' of precious metals and jewels.
Practical Corsets design and make evening wear, costume and corsetry to individual design for individual people. We believe that everyone should look and feel fantastic, in addition to having that special item that is sure to make them feel the belle of the ball!
Creator and designer of handcrafted jewellery in Perthshire.
Hats for private carriage driving, handmade to order (mail order) also soft hats in tweed or tartan, capes and tops to order. Enquiries welcome. Commissions undertaken.