Producer of highly original slipcast porcelain. Hand painted using a variety of techniques inspired by the striking and sensitive brushstrokes in Japanese paintings.
The range includes; contemporary and funky giftware, traditional functional tableware, commemorative pieces, and beautifully painted tile panels. Alison has also done a variety of commission work for renowned artist Christine Borland.
Working with clay I examine the fold and create a piece from what I see.
Tiger Textiles offers a range of textile artworks and designs as well as the popular hand painted wall blocks which are ideal for gifts.
Alison is currently working on digital prints and embroidered tweed, which is being used in collaboration with fashion designers. Her designs are mainly inspired by the Hebrides-the changing culture, the beautiful surroundings and the Gaelic language.
Hi my name is Alison and l design and make a unique array of designer dichroic glass jewellery, which comes alive when you move about. l also do a varied selection of heamatite jewellery which is known to have healing powers as well as a vast amount of rose quartz, black agate, amethyst, blue howlite and much more. My other craft is stained glass and l have a beautiful selection of designer mirrors, unique lamps, vibrant sun catchers, stunning window and wall panels, lovely glass picture frames and glass gifts.
Primarily working in hand-built Raku fired vessel forms, Allison lives and works on the North West Coast of Scotland.
What makes her work unique is that before putting her ceramics in to the kiln, she shoots the un-fired clay with a 12 bore shotgun. This technique produces an effect that is impossible to recreate in any other way.
Her pieces show the damage a gun can cause on something that has taken time, effort and creativity to make, drawing parallels with the effects of gun crime and war on the lives of innocent people.
Quality items of turned wood, in both native British and exotic hardwoods.
Hatton Woodturning produces bowls, platters, goblets clocks etc of a bespoke nature, ideal for gifts, presentations and commemorative occasions, or just for the appreciation of the art itself.
A wide range of handpainted pottery made in situ. Patterns range from beautiful cobalt blues and copper greens to fun and unique animal and bird designs. Whether you prefer highly glazed or more 'natural' finishes - I have both. Both ornamental pieces and domestic crockery available. Ability to see pottery in its various stages of production. Other locally made crafts also available.
Nature is the inspiration for Amy Mackay. Building a home with love, care and exceptional skill with the materials available is a process continually undertaken by nature, for nature, all around us.
She wants to convey the beauty, intricacy and precious nature of these natural homes using precious and semi-precious materials such as silver and gold, creating both jewellery and decorative objects.
Nature is used directly in Amy's unique art, lights, mobiles, box framed pictures and cards. Leaves, flowers, shells and wood from Scotland are the inspirational elements and real components of her work.
Amy is also a textile and craft techniques tutor, able to tutor in a variety of skills and tailor workshops to each group's specific needs.
Contemporary wheel-thrown ceramics.