I trained as a sculptor and art historian and lectured at Edinburgh College of Art for 25 years. I now make sculptural jewellery, specialising in unique statement pieces.
I like bold one-off pieces, usually integrating handcrafted sterling silver and/ or gold with unusual semi-precious stones, precious gemstones or pearls. Using contemporary and traditional techniques, I play with themes taken from fine art, art history and poetry. A recent collaboration with a Shetland poet encouraged me to return to sea-related pieces.
Dizzy Drakes is the creator of unusual jewellery. Their range can be used to make a statement or coordinate beautifully with your outfit - whatever the occasion.
Handmade Scottish dog treats and dog apparel. Collars, dog coats and much more.
Dazie Jewellery makes and sells handmade, unique jewellery. The jewellery made is traditional yet contemporary.
Working predominantly with silver and gold, Barry explores the technique of fusion. Textured sheets of metal are overlapped and manipulated into petal like shapes creating regular and irregular patterns. Delicate pieces of jewellery resembling flora and fauna are then formed.
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.
Ebba Goring uses traditional jewellery making techniques to transform her hand crocheted cotton and lace designs using skills that have been handed down from generation to generation into precious metal pieces of jewellery, thus preserving them forever.
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.