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.
Edinburgh Contemporary Crafts was established in 2011 and moved to it's current location on Blair Street in the summer of 2013. A multi disciplinary craft studio providing workshop space, a programme of courses and gallery.