I work with materials such as Stirling silver, freshwater pearls, silk, wool and wood to create contemporary designs reflecting the richness of colour and texture in the natural world.
My name is Sarah Hatton, a crafter for many years and inspired by The Trossachs. The natural beauty of The Queen Elizabeth Forest Park within the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park is breathtaking. The woodland produces a host of natural materials including lichen covered larch branches and wonderful mosses. The Dukes Pass runs through to Aberfoyle, this reveals swathes of purple heather, which you may see on many of my cards.
My work is primarily based on the art forms that can be found in nature, especially deriving from the sea and sea creatures. The wide variety of materials used, challenges the traditional roles of jewellery. Wool, wire, plastics, enamel paints and found objects, are mixed with precious materials such as gold and pearls. The end results are lightweight, sculptural, contemporary forms to adorn the body.
I produce a variety of associated crafts, specialising particularly in boxed picture frames and cards using local materials collected naturally.
Beautiful linen hand-woven in glorious surroundings on traditional working croft. Also hand-spinning. Visitors welcome.
Inspired by Shetland's dramatic scenery, heritage and culture, Shetland Arts and Crafts producers offer a unique range of woodcraft, knitwear and textiles, fancy goods, fashion and home accessories, gifts, and fine art.
Skyeworks Gallery supports local artists, crafters and makers, and offers art and craft workshops and courses daily. Open all year.
The SSA is an artist-led membership organisation governed by an elected President and Council, which seeks to promote and encourage experimentation and the "adventurous spirit" in contemporary art.
Sonia Bidwell is a spinner of local wools and makes unique wall-hangings illustrating the myths, legends and poetry of northern Europe.
Spring Fling is Scotland's premier art and craft open studios event. Each spring a selected group of professional artists and craft makers from Dumfries and Galloway throw open the doors of their studios to the public. The weekend is all about visiting studios, meeting artists and makers and seeing them work in their own environment.