Based in Dumfries, Alison Macleod takes inspiration from antique treasures and the stories they tell. Her Catkin Collection draws on a pattern glimpsed long ago on an antique ring. Alison developed a unique technique of layering, sometimes hundreds of tiny disks, to make a pattern reminiscent of the spring catkin flower. Her work is stocked in numerous galleries and boutiques in the UK, including The Scottish Gallery.
Supported through COMPASS: Established Maker Programme 2019 Round 1 to receive mentoring to develop her craft business and grow her audience nationally and internationally.
Bryony Knox’s work is based on a love of storytelling, movement and colour. From elegant vessels to boxes, each piece is fashioned using the ancient silversmithing technique of Repousse and Chasing, working the metal in pine pitch with a myriad of small steel punches. In 2018, Bryony explored these techniques whilst living as a Victorian silversmith for a month for BBC2’s hit television show Victorian House of Arts & Crafts.
Supported through COMPASS: Established Maker Programme 2019 Round 1 to receive business mentoring and learn specific skills with master silversmiths.Maker Profile
MakerHannah Louise Lamb
Hannah Louise Lamb’s jewellery is steeped in the familiar ideas of place. For Hannah, home means the coast – her idyllic childhood in Cornwall, growing up on the beach, and now, her coastal home in Scotland. A graduate of The Royal College of Art and the Glasgow School of Art, Hannah has designed her Coastline Collection to allow people to tell their own stories and capture their memories.
Supported through COMPASS: Established Maker Programme 2019 Round 1 to research, study and develop new sculptural pieces using wax carving techniques. Support includes tuition, materials, tools and childcare support.
Kate Ive creates work on a monumental and minute scale with an eye for intricacy and fine detail in a range of materials including metal, jesmonite, wax and ceramics. Kate pays close attention to technical processes used in producing her pieces including, engraving, scrimshaw, casting, metal plating and ornamental engine-turning. Kate has artworks in public and private collections around the world, including the British Museum.
Supported through COMPASS: Established Maker Programme 2019 Round 1 to begin researching and developing an innovative new technique using a Rose Engine lathe. Support includes travel, mentoring and tools.
Kathryn Hinton's work is based on the idea of uniting hand techniques and tooling with computer aided design and digital processes. Using new technology to design and make has shaped the style of her work. Her faceted silverware is realised using 3D printing with casting and CNC milling with press forming. She uses precious metals and hardwoods to highlight the forms and surfaces within her work.
Supported through COMPASS: Established Maker Programme 2019 Round 1 to develop her skills and understanding of advanced stone setting techniques.Maker Profile
Drawing inspiration from the confectionary industry, Rebecca Wilson’s collection glamorises the simple pleasures in life. The full spectrum of sweet treats are distilled down to their simplest forms and matched with a sickly sweet colour palette. Rebecca combines her training in ceramics with her jewellery. She has exhibited extensively in the UK and abroad, most notably at Collect (London) and at JOYA (Barcelona).
Supported through COMPASS: Established Maker Programme 2019 Round 1 to receive mentoring from a Press and PR professional. Support includes travel and childcare support.