Angus Open Studios started in 2011 and studios around the area were open from 26th - 30th May. A website and a directory were designed and 6,000 copies of the directory were distributed. 53 artists and craftsmen joined as members and more are joining for 2012.
I make a selection of handmade jewellery, mostly one-off pieces with some limited production earrings. A variety of materials are used in my work including gold, silver, copper, slate, enamel and mother of pearl. The slate is hand cut and shaped with silver or mother of pearl inlaid into some pieces. I enamel on silver and copper using dry powder enamel. Many layers of enamel are built up in-between firings. The enamel is then rubbed back with a carborundrum stone to reveal colours and patterns underneath.
I make contemporary jewellery in predominately precious materials. My influences include japanese textiles and architecture and I use enamel, gemstones, paper, felt, porcelain and gold leaf to create contrasting colour.
Anna Nichols creatively designs and makes fine furniture to the highest standards of craftsmanship by commission, using modern and traditional cabinet making techniques.
Anna can work to a brief or discuss designs and ideas that have not yet been set. Although she works in hardwoods, she is also open to designing with other materials in mind, for example glass and metals. The look of her furniture is elegant and stylish working with curves with her inspiration drawn from nature, and how humans interact with objects around them.
Anna is also happy to work with Interior Designers and Architects, and is fully 2D/3D CAD proficient.
Antique Metals is a small business specialising in the restoration and conservation of antique, architectural and modern metalwork, chandeliers and lanterns.
To my Exclusive 21st Century
Antosa De La Rose
Illuminated Toile Cirée
Unique Hand Painted Floor Coverings
Embellished with 24carat Gold
& Exclusive Hand Painted enamelled Whisky Glasses
adorned with 24carat gold
Art Historian/Artist & Creative Glass designer specialising in recreating the ancient art of Enamelling onto 21st Century Whisky Glasses
Anvil Creations, metal craft extraordinaire, beautiful, bespoke, quirky and unique sculptures all handmade in Scotland.
Aoife designs and creates imaginative silverware usually in the form of vessels. Each piece is a one-off interpretation of nature, mythology and the elements.
Applied Arts Scotland's primary objective is to enable free communication amongst those involved in the applied arts. AAS is a registered charity run by crafts people for both crafts people and those interested in craft.
Nicholas Guy began his career in Glasgow's Argyle Arcade working in a jewellery store, his love for design took him to Epsom School of Art.