I have always had an interest in collecting vintage and antique jewellery, and the Art Deco period inspires some of my jewellery designs.
My jewellery pieces are made using gem-stones, pearls, and artist-torched lampwork glass beads. I design many classic styles, Art Deco being an influence, but I also use organic earthy beads for more unusual modern pieces.
I work mainly in silver, enamel and a speckly effect enamel! Work is very contemporary but I love my work to be worn on a daily basis so it is very practical. Its best described as colourful.
Tamara Hicks produces innovative work ranging from jewellery through to interpretive vessels and larger sculptural forms.
She enjoys working in combinations of materials that include silver, porcelain and steel, and is presently developing work in glass and Caithness stone.
Tanwen Llewelyn is a contemporary glass artist. Her work focuses on the human figure, which she forms in wire and encapsulates in glass. Tanwen’s work is erotic, powerful and often humorous. She has worked with a variety of clients including a commission from 'Save The Children' for an exhibition at Harvey Nichols. Her work has been shown at the British Glass Biennale where it was positively received in 'crafts' magazine. She has exhibited across the U.K and has just completed her first solo show at the Henry Thomas Gallery, Wales.
We are a family run business which has been established for over 50 years now. As the tastes, desires and needs of customers have changed so have we! Happily things have swung in the direction we have always favoured. One in which well crafted, Scottish produced and artistically inspired goods are what is wanted.
The Decca has space for exhibitions, workshops, training and offers creative residencies in two 3-bedroom cottages. Total accommodation up to 22 B&B or self-catering.
Gallery exhibiting crafts including jewellery, stained glass, wood carving, engravings and original paintings.
Found materials and the peacock male jewellery of the Renaissance: allegorical, blackly humorous, alchemical, a triumph of skill and material over taste. Huge and overblown, almost unwearable, declaring the wearer's beliefs, power and wealth.
Contemporary art and craft exhibition venue with small retail outlet selling a wide variety of crafts.
The Gallery shows crafts and art by local, national and international artists - taking touring shows and curating their own.
Showing the best of contemporary Scottish, UK, European and International contemporary objects. Recognised internationally by museums and galleries who regularly acquire work for their permanent collections. All disciplines are represented though our dynamic programme of exhibitions.