On the outskirts of Inverness, a rare opportunity in the Highlands to view representational to abstract 2D and 3D works by some of the areas best artists and makers.
Esther creates textiles using organic materials. Influenced by her highland environment she continues to explore the dimension of fragility and strength: presence and erosion.
An Artist and Luxury Womenswear Designer and Creative Director Iona Crawford established her eponymous brand in 2007, inspired by nature's vast beauty, artisanal British cloth and craftsmanship and the desire to combine her two primary passions - fine art and fashion - in order to create a timeless yet directional aesthetic. Since the launch of her brand, Iona has enjoyed success internationally, showing in Paris, Tokyo, London, Beijing and New York.
I design and make hand woven fabric in my studio in central Edinburgh on a 32 shaft computerised Louet Megado 130 Loom.
My wearable fabrics are exploring the rich Scottish landscape through repetitive pattern and texture employing treble cloth structures, which also look at the shrink qualities of the yarn types used to further enhance textured surface through the finishing processes.
janmilne supplies custom printed textiles, laminates and acrylics to the contract market. Among many projects Jan has been commissioned to supply to architects and interior designers throughout the world with the majority of completed projects in the USA.
The Scottish landscape influences Janet’s constantly evolving range of unusual textiles, jewellery and cards. Colour and texture are key elements of her work. She weaves and hand-paints chenille scarves and “tartan” with a difference, hand-knits scarves from exotic yarn and sews diaphanous feather wraps.
Her jewellery range includes necklaces and earrings of beach pebbles, silver and sea-glass and she also produces a selection of handmade photographic cards.
Jennifer Gray (MA RCA) is a Designer/Maker of jewellery and objects. Her work is sold through London based Galleries and Design shops, she also works to commission.
Jenny Smith's work investigates drawing in its broadest sense. She works with paper, artist books and film, exploring the relationship between traditional methodologies and the new technology of laser cutting.
The prices are low not because of poor quality but because I don't put a massive profit margin on as I'm doing this not as a business but as a recreational and artistic outlet as I am unable to work due to disability.
As a consequence a creation might take me an hour but can also take me a month.
I'm still learning and my love is gemstones, wirework, clay work, enamelling, metalwork and of the jewellery I make my kilt pins and Angels I love making the most. When I first started in 2007 no one made kilt pins made into brooches now many do so I copyrighted my designs in January 2014
I use mixed media and I like to pride myself it's not just putting charms on as anyone can do that but I do my own drilling, soldering, enamelling, gluing, cold fusion as well as wirework and metalwork.
I can attempt any design you wish to have made or discuss with me a design I could make
Joanna runs Edinburgh Mosaic Studio and specialises in the creation of contemporary, mosaic artworks for domestic and public spaces and for exhibition.