Art Gallery showcasing contemporary paintings and sculpture, and craft shop selling local knitwear, pottery, jewellery, guidebooks and also fairtrade clothing. Workshops held regularly; ie stained glass, painting. Stay at Gigha Hotel at a discount price!
The inspiration behind my work comes from personal photography of the sea's of Scotland. With this, came the interest I have for colour and dye; recreating the tones of the sea through my material.
Handcrafted bespoke jewellery using the finest gemstones and freshwater pearls.
Taking a romantic view of the sea and the life that surrounds and works it. Gilly explores its colour, material and form.
Absorbing herself in iconic references to seafaring folk, she exaggerates the nautical traditions, combining hard and soft materials to emphasize the strength and struggle of a way of life. Using the harshness of the cold metal against the warmth of the hand dyed flexible elastic. The same elastic local Plockton fishermen draw on in their creels.
The changing colour palette of the Highlands echoes her view of the heather blanket hills and continual shift in light reflected in the sea and lochs.
Gilly challenges the properties of control and resilience with minimal aesthetics, creating dramatic pieces of beauty, strength and texture.
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.
Graham Stewart, designer gold and silversmith has been running his workshop and gallery in Dunblane since 1978. He and his small team of highly skilled craftsmen produce the hand wrought silver using traditional techniques. His designs are clean-lined, innovative and sculptural and his range includes high profile presentation pieces to fine quality functional silverware such as candlesticks, jugs, spoons, tumbler cups, bowls, quaichs, etc. He also produces a range of fine gold and silver jewellery. Graham made the "Three Honours " sculpture for the Scottish Parliament which was presented by Her Majesty the Queen at the opening of Holyrood.
The found objects I use in my work are in the main, the inspiration for my work.
These objects, mainly vintage become the narrative form for my jewellery and are collaged and collaged together by arrangement and rearrangement until all the objects connect with each other in order to create lively colourful stories in the form of necklaces, earrings, bracelets and brooches which can be displayed on the wall as well as worn.
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.