House of Jackson is a Design House and Studio. Producing inspired handcrafted pieces for the aesthetic and ethical conscious consumer, with a vast mix of materials and media.
Esther creates textiles using organic materials. Influenced by her highland environment she continues to explore the dimension of fragility and strength: presence and erosion.
Currently working with rescued leather.
Creating tactile hand-cut jewellery.
Jeanette Sendler is a milliner and textile designer. She designs, teaches and exhibits. Big Cat Textiles invites internationally renowned designer/makers to deliver masterclasses in Fife.
Deschenes is a textile designer specialising in hand screen printing and embroidery. Her collections involve reworking vintage fabrics, clothes and ephemera. Deschenes' work always has a narrative at its core and she notes drawing as very important as a means of expressing this.
I studied at Oregon State University for the 3rd year of my Hons Degree from Grays School of art. It was at O.S.U. I first experienced fibre art and textiles as a fine art discipline rather than design.
I have continued to experiment with fibre arts, particularly papermaking, and have been self-employed since graduating with an MA from Manchester Metropolitan University in 1992. I have completed many residencies including 5 months in Taiwan at the Chayoyang University and the Su-Ho Paper Museum.
Moore Leather specialises in traditional bespoke leatherwork, utilising English saddlery techiniques to ensure that the hand-made goods produced are made to the highest standards possible.
Josephine Kin Chin Morton is a Chinese Malaysian who is one of very few, if not the only, artisan in the UK who understands the history and symbolism of this unique art form.
I am a mixed media, visual artist based near Edinburgh, Scotland. A constant inspiration for my work is the home and the relationship people have with the objects they put in their homes. I make art by exploring seemingly trivial household objects, and remake these by playfully transforming them, often using them as surrogates for the owner’s body, and, consequently drawing attention to their significance in helping to tell a story about the inhabitants’ life and the culture in which they lived.
Julia throws and hand-builds simple forms and decorates them with subtle glazes. Intricate hand drawn images are printed on the glazed surfaces and patterned decals are playfully used to create her unusual range of everyday use ceramics.