"The world is filled with lifeless boring objects, most become a background. The vision is to create intelligent and playful projects that have a human induced transformation, that evoke personal value, open our imaginations, and make us smile." Fraser Ross
Gavin admits that he is greatly inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement, details of which regularly flurry into his work. He thrives on making each piece truly individual – whether a table, chair, console table or even a complete kitchen – by inlaying exotic timbers into the design or simply by exploring new forms and lines. “Within the Arts and Crafts movement the ethos was in the construction and detail – it should be good, honest construction and the detail should be seen,” he says. “I try to follow that, but perhaps with a slightly more minimal turn on it.
Geoff Forrest works with willow to make traditional baskets, structures and sculptures. He also teaches willow weaving to individuals and groups.
Ginger Pickle is an independent online boutique which supports British designers. Ginger Pickle sells a curated selection of handmade jewellery, accessories, homewares and stationery.
Grace Girvan was born and raised in Orkney and this unique archipelago is a continuing source of inspiration for her work. She creates beautiful, understated jewellery combining silver and enamel with found pebbles and driftwood.
Gracefield Arts Centre in Dumfries in South West Scotland has been holding exhibitions of local, national and international art and craft since 1951.
There is a changing programme of contemporary art and craft exhibitions and also regular exhibitions of selected work from the permanent collection of paintings and drawings by Scottish artists and others who have strong connections to the region.
The Arts Centre welcomes all visitors to enjoy its exhibitions, craft shop, café and spacious grounds. For those that enjoy the hands on approach there is a wide range of art and craft activities for adults and children.
Working in silver is inspiring and creative, technical and expressive. Using the traditional techniques of the silversmith as my foundation. I build pieces that explore the relationship between functionality and self expression. I want my work to be individual in design and concept and give pleasure to the user.
UK's leading ethical events company provides high footfall events for Scottish, Fair Trade and ethical producers. We organise various events on Castle Street in the heart of Edinburgh throughout the year, during Easter, The Festival and Christmas periods.
Local, unique, affordable handmade crafts and jewellery.
I make jewellery, with genuine pearl, sterling silver and venetian glass beads, all my work is original and made with great care.
Heather McDermott Jewellery is based on the beautiful Isle of Skye. Inspired by her surroundings Heather uses industrial material, such as stainless steel, to portray the chaos found on the shoreine, in a contemporary way. She uses other mixed materials and makes timeless statement pieces.