I am mainly a self taught metalsmith, working predominately in silver and gemstones. I make jewellery and take on commissioned pieces when I can.
Figurative sculpture and portraiture.
Traditional ropework and knotting is what got me started in my craftwork. With nautical knots as a starting point and celtic knots as inspiration. Using only natural ropes is a great way of bringing the symbology and beauty of Celtic art to life.
The same principles in leather thong makes for great celtic jewellery such as brooches. We also make celtic art and pictish imagery come to life on specially selected stones and slates. All are carefully hand-painted with a variety of classic celtic or pictish images. A perfect way of keeping classic celtic art alive in the modern world.
Ceramic designer. sculpture and architectural ceramics
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.
Line Mortensen - a Danish contemporary mosaic artist based in North Berwick, Scotland.
I trained as a sculptor and art historian and lectured at Edinburgh College of Art for 25 years. I now make sculptural jewellery, specialising in unique statement pieces.
I like bold one-off pieces, usually integrating handcrafted sterling silver and/ or gold with unusual semi-precious stones, precious gemstones or pearls. Using contemporary and traditional techniques, I play with themes taken from fine art, art history and poetry. A recent collaboration with a Shetland poet encouraged me to return to sea-related pieces.
I am interested in producing work from a narrative relating to the wearer. This allows me to produce a piece which is directly related to the wearer and is much more than just a decorative object.
Distinctive and exclusive jewellery designed and made in Scotland to the highest standards of craftsmanship.
We produce our own collection of contemporary Scottish jewellery based on the surrounding landscape, using the mountain ranges, river valleys, coastline and lochs as a source of inspiration.
Duncan House is the home, workshop and gallery of Garth Duncan, renowned Goldsmith of Celtic and Pictish jewellery and objects of art. Also displayed, is work from other high level local artists.
The gallery with its 20 foot ceilings and views of the ocean is reminiscent of baronial halls from long ago.
All work is done on site in Garth’s private workshop. Tours are not available of the workshop area but it can be viewed from the gallery.
Duncan House is located between Broadford and the picturesque fishing village of Elgol in a grand old stone-built Steading overlooking Loch Slapin on Southern Skye. The Steading is 11 miles down a single tract road, surrounded by croft land and bordering on a John Muir trust preserve.
With the views of the sea, Blaven and the Cullins as a backdrop, the location is a continued inspiration for his work and research into Scottish history and design.