Melting the surly bonds of earth.
It was while working alongside Farriers in the Agriculture Industry, that I realised the potential that Blacksmithing had for creating functional, contemporary work.
Since then I have been working on combining these traditional skills with my original training as a sculptor to create new work.
Although I have used organic forms as a starting point for some of my work I often let the materials I'm using, and how it can be worked, dictate the final outcome of each idea.
Craft Scotland is a Scottish charity, working to unite, inspire and champion Scottish craft.
An inspiring community initiative which leases subsidised studio and display space to makers and owns and promotes The Barony Centre: Exhibition, Education and Events venue. Craft Studios open throughout the year, Barony Centre open seven days throughout the year.
The best place to buy and sell original and handmade Scottish products
A bright welcoming gallery, on the High Street in Langholm. Stocking a wide range of art and craft from a variety of artists and makers. Events and workshop programme, regularly changing exhibitions.
Devlin Jones Firebellows create unique hand crafted traditional firebellows and fireside accessories in a range of styles to suit modern and traditional taste.
My designs are inspired by my rural Scottish environment - starry skies, changing landscapes, horizons, the sea. Movement of line and tactility are important features of my work, and some pieces incorporate a further sensory element in the form of aromatic beads that contain the perfume or essential oil of the wearer's choice.
I am interested in producing work from a narrative relating to the wearer. This allows me to produce a piece which is directly related to the wearer and is much more than just a decorative object.
Edinburgh Contemporary Crafts is a multi disciplinary workshop providing studio space to over 20 resident makers and delivering a fantastic program of evening, weekend and day courses, all taught by practising makers.