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.
There are beautiful things being made all over the uk and our aim is to source them for you. We showcase gorgeous work from artists we admire, handmade not manufactured.
A beautiful gift shop, retail gallery and artisan coffee house. We show case design-led, high quality products which are all made by independent crafters, artists and designers.
Hand-me-down Helen creates one of a kind hand crafted pieces. Each item is inspired by antique design or incorporates a vintage element.
Inspired by archaeology and photography, Hannah Grace Ryan's work focuses on marrying historic stories with beautiful compositions through the ancient jewellery technique of granulation.
Taking cues from Victorian sentimentality, a childhood fascination with concealment, and 18th & 19th century furniture, my work creates opportunity for personal narratives to blossom. It is the small details that make jewellery exceptional and so my work is carefully considered and constructed, striving to deliver beautiful miniature pieces of ornamentation for the body.
A graduate of The Royal College of Art (2004), and Glasgow School of Art (2000), Hannah has exhibited her jewellery internationally. The skills Hannah employs in making her jewellery are rooted in traditional fabrication techniques and quality workmanship, focusing specifically on intricate hand-piercing and cut-outs. The investment of her time and skill into the pieces is paramount to their beauty and desirability.
Venerable Beads of Edinburgh are designers and makers of fine, contemporary jewellery to suit every pocket, made from semi-precious stones (such as amethyst, lapis lazuli, turquoise), quality glass beads in vibrant and subtle colours, and freshwater pearls - or a combination of some or all of these.
I studied jewellery in Glasgow, Toronto and then graduated from Dundee with an Hons Degree in Jewellery and Metalwork. I make contemporary jewellery in gold and silver and a combination of both. Many of the pieces are one-offs or a few similar pieces made at the same time. I want to keep the pieces unique and the owner happy to have something different. Texture is predominant in my work contrasted with smooth, polished surfaces. Inspiration comes from Africa and the Scottish Highlands. I have my own small Gallery overlooking Inverness Castle, off Castle Street (one flight up Raining's Stairs) adjacent to my studio.