Contemporary jewellery which is extremely tactile and wearable. Using silver and gold wire with coloured silk threads designs are crated which are striking and full of energy.
My work consists of woven tapestry, textiles and paperworks, mainly on the theme of my diverse ancestry. I enjoy rich colours and textures and the creation of beautiful surfaces. The work can be tiny or huge, but it is always carefully made and has won numerous awards and grants.
Contemporary, modern-styled furniture using clean, sweeping lines.
Materials are solid timber (Ash, Elm, Yew, Sycamore) and high quality Birch Ply, with inlays of exotic materials such as ivory and shell (artificial substitutes).
From his workshop near Dunbar in East Lothian, John works mainly to commission on a wide range of bespoke furniture and related timber projects. These objects mostly involve Scottish hardwoods as the main material, and sometimes incorporate small metal, slate or reclaimed materials for detail.
John's furniture can be described as clean lined, simple and highly functional. And also has a sense of robustness where the natural beauty of the timber enhances the over all design.
Moore Leather specialises in traditional bespoke leatherwork, utilising English saddlery techiniques to ensure that the hand-made goods produced are made to the highest standards possible.
Josephine Kin Chin Morton is a Chinese Malaysian who is one of very few, if not the only, artisan in the UK who understands the history and symbolism of this unique art form.
Step into the 21st century of Scottish knitwear design and be astounded by the art of machine knitting as you have never seen it before. Sweaters, scarves, hats and much more made in 100% Shetland wool, lambswool, Irish linen and cotton. Lovely bright/subtle colours.
I am a mixed media, visual artist based near Edinburgh, Scotland. A constant inspiration for my work is the home and the relationship people have with the objects they put in their homes. I make art by exploring seemingly trivial household objects, and remake these by playfully transforming them, often using them as surrogates for the owner’s body, and, consequently drawing attention to their significance in helping to tell a story about the inhabitants’ life and the culture in which they lived.
A Wee Bit of Light Relief is a collaborative venture by three Edinburgh based makers. Their practise as individuals straddles a variety of disciplines – Julia trained as a textile artist, Clare as a sculptor and Rebecca as a ceramicist.
Their flagship piece is the eponymously titled ‘A Wee Bit of Light Relief’; a range of chandeliers in different sizes and configurations consisting of household objects, delicately cast in low relief, white, Bone China.
Julia Laing is a Scottish craft maker and mixed media artist. She makes a range of quirky & colourful accessories, textile artworks and dolls.