Bell's practice has transitioned from hand painted silk accessories to textile installations which respond the natural environment and our place within it.
Nature is used directly in Amy's unique art, lights, mobiles, box framed pictures and cards. Leaves, flowers, shells and wood from Scotland are the inspirational elements and real components of her work.
Amy is also a textile and craft techniques tutor, able to tutor in a variety of skills and tailor workshops to each group's specific needs.
I am based on the west coast of Scotland and I make hand built and hand thrown work in different clays. The concepts and designs for my work most often come from nature or myths.
Based in a studio close to the shoreline in Ayrshire I feel naturally drawn to the sea and the beach, and my work is a response to the environment and landscape around me. Discoveries made during beach walks provide a source of fascination and intrigue; flotsam, shells, textures in the sand and rocks bear testament to the relentless energy of the sea and the elements. This plays a major part in informing and inspiring the work I make.
Ann Hume designs and makes intricate and delicate silver jewellery. She uses hand forged folding techniques to create organic looking forms.
Hand-painted porcelain birds and animals.
Anna Nichols creatively designs and makes fine furniture to the highest standards of craftsmanship by commission, using modern and traditional cabinet making techniques.
Anna can work to a brief or discuss designs and ideas that have not yet been set. Although she works in hardwoods, she is also open to designing with other materials in mind, for example glass and metals. The look of her furniture is elegant and stylish working with curves with her inspiration drawn from nature, and how humans interact with objects around them.
Anna is also happy to work with Interior Designers and Architects, and is fully 2D/3D CAD proficient.
The Scottish landscape, the colours of the world around her as well as textures, shapes and patterns which occur in nature, architecture and the microscopic world are an inspiration for Assja's jewellery work.
Astrid Weigel is a textile designer/maker working in Ayrshire producing hand printed home accessories. Alongside her core range of screen printed home wares, the collection is regularly added to producing a striking and very distinctive body of work.
With Princes Trust support, Angus creates uniquely decorative glassware emphasizing intricate pattern work, utilising his knowledge of colour and fusing skills to enhance detailed artworks.