I work with heavy vegetable tan leathers and pig suedes, creating designs, forms and colours from dreams, making Celties and Funkyz – traditional and contemporary ranges of handbags and purses.
My passion is making books – journals and notebooks constructed with simple, non-adhesive bindings using leathers and handmade papers.
Mother and daughter team Christine and Kirsty produce hand-made felted creations as well as mixed media textile art. They also enjoy sharing their enthusiasm through running workshops and meeting people in their open studio.
Dona ferentes makes fragrant pomander beads based on recipes from the 16th century, which are then incorporated into her pieces of handcrafted silver jewellery.
Model Milliner Donna Morrow creates couture headwear suitable for any occasion. Handcrafted from straws, felt and silk she produces bespoke hats and headpieces.
Jaggy Bunnets can be found in West Kilbride Main Street.
Tuition available in millinery for those wishing to explore this creative craft.
Doon Valley Crafters is a Community Interest Company and specialises in heritage crafts, such as spinning and weaving our own materials for clothing and other uses.
Jo works with mixed media, combining dyed and painted fabrics with fleece and felt, embellished by hand and machine embroidery, couching, quilting and beading.
Dunoon Burgh Hall is a building in progress but with high ambitions. We have fostered strong links with Glasgow School of Art, facilitating a mapping of the town by GSA Students, and two graduate curated degree shows. Our building has a temperature controlled and secure gallery space, however the main fabric of the building is badly in need of renovation. For this reason we only open when events are scheduled.
Workshop and gallery. Specialists in both woodfired and salt glazed handmade functional pottery. Open all year.
My inspiration comes from nature, so my pieces have an organic feel. The debris on any forest floor is a gallery of natural sculptures. I just have to bring it out. The piece evolves in a process of sheer serendipity and humour. Simple, stylised, explicit.