David has worked in ceramics for over 40 years. Former Head of Ceramics at the Glasgow School of Art (1986 - 1991) he specialises in Raku and designing large high fired plate compositions for corporate and private commission. David’s work beautifully explores themes dealing with nature and the human figure. David’s work and studio can be seen by visiting the Pitclay Gallery in East Lothian.
Working exclusively with sea glass, David produces images with subtle and compelling colours. He loves the challenge of bringing structures and figures to life using sea glass he has collected. His pieces have a luminescence and clarity that makes them appear as if they could jump off the glass they are mounted on.
Creating sculptures and wall hangings from found plastic. Also using recycled steel and wood.
Handmade jewellery, precious, semi-precious stones set in gold.
Deborah MacVicar is an artist and Jewellery designer. She went back to the local secondary school as an adult, and later to Lews Castle College, and Moray College UHI. Graduating in october 2011 with a BA hons in fine art.
She has been selected for the New Contemporaries Exhibition in Edinburgh by the RSA in March 2012, where she will show her ‘Performances in the Landscape’, and is currently involved in an arts residency named the ‘secret sea’, being run by Taigh Chearsabhagh arts trust.
Contemporary, handcrafted jewellery and silverwork. Original bespoke pieces & Limited Edition collections.
Unique items for births, christenings & special occasions. Old & new processes used to create beautiful items to wear and treasure.
My artwork consists of mounted embossed metal pictures in art nouveau and celtic style designs.
Designs Gallery is South West Scotland's leading gallery for contemporary art and design led crafts. Well known for exhibiting and supporting the work of many regional and international artists and makers, the gallery has a diverse annual programme of changing exhibitions.
The programme of exhibitions for this year includes ceramics, tin automata, furniture, paintings, willow sculpture, silver work and jewellery. There is a permanent collection of jewellery, studio glass, ceramics, wood and textiles on show all year round.
The light, spacious gallery provides a great venue in which to spend time enjoying the work. Designs Cafe downstairs serves excellent food, and with additional space in the conservatory and walled garden it is an ideal place to visit.
Gold filled wires and sterling silver wires are held in place with other wires and bound around semi precious stones e.g. fluorite, rose quartz and tigers eyes to make attractive pendants. I also use swarovski crystals and pearls in the bracelets. There is no soldering in the creating of these pieces of jewellery.
I trained as a sculptor and art historian and lectured at Edinburgh College of Art for 25 years. Recently, I changed direction to make sculptural jewellery, specialising in unique statement pieces.
These bold one-off pieces usually integrate handcrafted sterling silver and/ or gold with unusual semi-precious stones, precious gemstones or pearls. Sculptural design and sensual textures are important to me. Using contemporary and traditional techniques, I make chunky necklaces, dramatic earrings, big cuffs, brooches and cufflinks. Wear one and start a conversation.