We have been producing handmade, hand painted wooden toys on our small croft since 1998. We specialise in toys that reflect everyday life in Shetland past and present including the original Inter-Island Ferry, and a traditional Shetland Box Bed. Other designs include a bi-plane, a tractor and trailer and an automata racing car. Our toys are all great characters causing joyful outbursts wherever they go.
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.
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.
Devlin Jones Firebellows create unique hand crafted traditional firebellows and fireside accessories in a range of styles to suit modern and traditional taste.
Digby Morrow is a craftsman who makes fine decorative hardwood boxes and bespoke furniture pieces in his workshop on the outskirts of Linlithgow, near Edinburgh, Scotland. He works in solid and veneered woods of both domestic and exotic varieties and uses inlays and marquetry to decorate his pieces. He finishes his work using a variety of techniques including French polishing.
Heids are hand-carved from spruce and mounted on a natural slate base. Whether peering from behind a potted plant, boldly standing guard at a doorway, or nestling contentedly in an odd corner, a new Heid soon becomes an old friend.
Doon Valley Crafters is a Community Interest Company and specialises in heritage crafts, such as spinning and weaving our own materials for clothing and other uses.
Doug works with native hardwoods, re-cycling wherever possible. His range of functional art, small informal pieces, are of pleasing proportion and form. He makes a unique range of 'wooden gift cards'. Doug is also a maker and player of good quality tunable bodhráns. Commissions for traditional furniture are welcome, his studio can be visited by appointment.
Doug makes a wide variety of quality hand-crafted wooden toys in his workshop at home. Larger toys such as garages, forts, castles, farm yards etc are made to order but he will also make one-off toys such as dolls’ houses to customers’ own designs.