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.
Movement, line, light and space are all important aspects which inform the work of Amy Louise Young. Capturing the fleeting, sporadic moments found during the motion of flight was the major inspiration behind her current collection.
Using techniques such as forging, stone setting and other jewellery making skills, she combines silver with non-precious materials such as resin and polypropylene, making the pieces not only unique but fun to wear.
Amy Lowson of Greentree Crafts creates jewellery from her workspace in Edinburgh.
Lowson takes inspiration from natural shapes and personal stories, experimenting in metal including copper and silver and using patina to create different colours and finishing with gemstones to complete each unique piece of jewellery. Lowson's current activity focuses on silversmithing.
My work aspires to elevate value in materials and techniques. Focus for work is driven between pattern and material explorations. I believe there are no boundaries in jewellery, no more the 'must haves' of precious metals and jewels.
An Lanntair's shop brings you a wondorous variety of both traditional and contemporary gifts, cards, crafts, jewellery and works of art at a range of affordable prices. So if you are looking for traditional crafts and gifts or something that little bit more unusual, An Lanntair's shop is the place for you! We also stock a variety of CDs and books in English and Gaelic for both adults and children.
An Tobar is the Arts centre for the islands of Mull and Iona, based in Tobermory and showing a regularly-changing programme of the very best of contemporary visual arts and crafts.
The cafe and shop work by local artists and makers in addition to a range of fair trade crafts and instruments from around the world. An Tobar is committed to promoting local professionals working and living on the islands and maintains the Mull & Iona Artists and Makers Register.
Anaïs Paulard is an Artist Jeweller recently graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design.
I love designing and making hats and headpieces; experimenting with different ideas and techniques to make something a bit different to what can be found on the high street.
My collection of hats are handmade using traditional hand blocking methods as well as contemporary free form styling methods.
Contemporary silver and gold jewellery incorporating colour in the form of coral, turquoise and lava stones. Designing for both the male and female. Striking, bold and eye-catching pieces.
I am based on the west coast of Scotland and I make hand built and hand thrown work in different clays. The concepts and designs for my work most often come from nature or myths.