Georgia Crook

Paper & Willow Sculpture

Georgia is a freelance artist, who uses mainly willow and paper. She is based on Loch Tay.

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Queen of Hearts

Georgia works as a community arts facilitator as well as producing work for galleries/ events/commissions. She has a strong background and interest in natural history and cultural heritage and this has a significant impact on the work she produces.

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Bea One

Her work varies from year to year, but she is currently specialising in the use of combined paper and willow. The willow is grown locally and organically; the papers are mostly fine/hand made papers which are then waxed/treated/embelished by her, unless she makes the paper herself..  Where possible colours are protected with UV sprays. Any raw clays used also have a protective treatment.

Georgia is an enthusiastic proponent of the role Creative Practice plays within local communities but in recent years she has also produced work for The National Museums  of Scotland, The Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh, The Ryder Cup, Perth Arts Festival, to name a few.

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Flood Colony

 

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Cal Scott

Sad Panda Printing

Since graduating from Edinburgh College of Art with a BA Hons in Design & Applied Arts, I have worked in various media including ceramics, graphic design and textiles. Inspired by a love of colour and pattern, combined with a long-held interest in printmaking, I taught myself to screenprint in 2015 with the intention of producing an accessible range of products.

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Blue Herringbone Ram

Using my own hand-drawn linear patterns as a starting point, my first prints were on greetings cards, and from there I developed a large range of simple but striking designs. For me the beauty of screenprinting is it enables me to translate a pattern onto a whole range of surfaces; recently I have been concentrating on printing birch plywood shapes, discovering great satisfaction in the texture of the ink on a bare wooden surface. This has led me to produce a range of wooden pictures, postcards, flat-packs and jewellery, and the texture of the surface has become as important to me as the print I put on it – the grain of the wood forms part of the overall pattern, adding to the uniqueness of each piece.

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Wooden Broaches

 

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Wooden Pendant

The plywood shapes I use start life as original drawings, which I laser cut myself at a studio in Glasgow. All my work is individually printed and assembled by hand using non-toxic inks, high quality FSC approved ply, nickel-free metal and recycled card, and my ambition in life is to convert an old caravan into a home studio, preferably with a view of the sea…maybe one day!

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Wooden Pictures

 

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Email: hooperhart@yahoo.co.uk

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Triangle Print Cactus Flat Pack

Lorna Radbourne

Stained Glass, Glass Jewellery & Watercolours

After gaining a degree from Durham University I worked in a National Nature Reserve in County Durham then trained as a primary teacher working in Hull and Leeds but finally returned to my initial love – Art.

While at University I used painting as a form of relaxation and became Chairman of the Arts Committee.

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Over 20 years ago I attended an evening class where began my love of Stained Glass. Initially I worked in my kitchen then a caravan then a rather cold garage which after 18 years has been converted to a very cosy and clean workshop with my Studio at one end acting as a mini Gallery . It is ideal for visitors during the annual Perthshire Open Studios or any other time of year.

I particularly enjoy designing original art, converting people’s ideas and lives into beautiful stained glass heirlooms like windows, hangings or any other glass art.

Jewellery making began when I was approached to make a daisy necklace some years ago. The vast range of stunning glass lends itself to jewellery but I also like to add pearls, shells, beads and wire.  With various collections being inspired by travels, my collection has spread far and wide including, USA, Russia, Australia, France, Germany selling from select Galleries and also Gleneagles Hotel for a number of years.

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In more recent years my Birds have taken off … so to speak! The first being a Father’s day present for my own Father. Robins are ever popular but others have included various Tits, Swallows, Wrens, the very popular Puffins, Grebes, Gannets and many more. Each developing their own personality as the pieces come together on the workbench.

I have worked on a number of community/charitable projects including a daisy/poppy panel for the hospice in Perth where visitors during POS one year had the opportunity to foil some glass to be added to the panel . Another project now hanging in The Community School of Auchterarder involved working with a number of teenagers with Autistic Spectrum Condition who created 3 beautiful and moving panels. In addition to these I have given a number of talks to groups in and around Perth and Dundee.

Last year I picked up my paintbrush again and began painting and drawing primarily wildlife and some buildings including Venice scenes and French landscapes.

Each year I take part in Perthshire Open Studios being one of the founder committee members, I was also on the committee for Creative Perthshire.  I have had work in the ArTay exhibitions during Perth Festival of the Arts, PVAF exhibitions, various showcase exhibitions, more recently work has been on show at the Perthshire Creates display in Perth and Perth Museums. In addition pieces have been in a number of Galleries and shops around Scotland.

My work was first put on show to the public in my house as a mini Christmas Craft Fair , after the second year it became clear we needed a bigger premises. We then moved to the local village hall where we now have an annual event showcasing very high quality artist’s work being sold by the designers/makers/artists themselves in a relaxed, fun, Christmassy atmosphere heading in to it’s 19th year.

I trade under the name of ‘Catriona Glass’

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Contact details: Garden Workshop and Studio at The Crofts in Dunning , Perthshire

Tel. 01764 684452

Gail Stirling Robertson

“quirky, unusual and different”

From my earliest recollection, I was attracted to imaginative art.

A cousin introduced me to the work of Rodney Matthews when I was around five years old, and the feeling of escape those pictures induced has never left me.

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The Birds
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Sunshine, Portnacraig

When I start a painting, the first stage is always a strong wash of colour over the whole canvas, setting the mood before the first sketch marks are even made. What follows depends on how I feel on a particular day…sometimes the manipulation of buildings will be slight and subtle, while on others, physics and structural law are thrown out of the window and imagination reigns.

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Summer Breeze

My paintings has been described as quirky or whimsical and in an art world that can be stuffy and snobbish, I think there is room for a lighter hearted approach. I would like to think my work makes the viewer smile.

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Kelvingrove
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Drummond Castle
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Botanics

 

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Katherine Pentney

Katherine produces handmade Harris Tweed cushions and accessories featuring animals made via free motion embroidery

Harris Tweed Cushions and Accessories

The Canny Squirrel is a Paisley based company specialising in handmade Harris Tweed cushions and accessories.

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Harris Tweed Ram Cushion

Inspired by nature each product features a felt animal, which is hand drawn and cut from felt, then embellished with free motion embroidery – a technique which is like drawing with a sewing machine, it is all stitched by eye and handmade form start to finish. 

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Harris Tweed Glasses Cases
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Harris Tweed iPad Mini Cover

 

Quality and craftsmanship are key to our ethos, which is why we use Harris Tweed. The colours used in the cloth beautifully mirror shades found in nature and provide the perfect backdrop for our embroidered designs.

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Badger Cushion

Commissions are welcome – you can even have your pet or favourite animal designed onto any of our products.

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Ann Smith

Inspired by the Countryside and Coastlines

I am a mixed media artist based in Langholm, Dumfriesshire. I mainly work in oils and wool felt, creating vibrant pieces of art work and wool felt crafts.

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Sunrays over Perthshire

I studied at Heriot Watt University, Galashiels, graduating in 1992 with a Bsc. in Clothing Studies. I have worked in the clothing industry as a Designer and Technologist since then. In May, of last year, I decided to make the leap and commit to my Art work full time. Thus allowing me the time to experiment, explore and develop as an Artist.

I am inspired by the countryside and coastlines in my native Perthshire and Angus as well as those in Dumfries and Galloway and further afield. My camera is always close to hand whilst I continually look for inspiration in the great outdoors or whether it be colour, structure, or texture. I am fascinated with skies and water. Skylines set the scene for the day; they create the mood and are continually changing. The colour, the light and the movement can be captivating. It has the power to set the scene of every moment of everyday, altering our mood and emotions. I try to capture this in my work by using a rich colour palette and lots of texture.

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Poppies Standing Tall
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Poppies Entwined

My paintings inspire my wool felt creations. I use wool fibres such as merino, silk, wool/silk nepps and locks to create texture and interest. My wool ‘paintings’ are created by layering up fine wisps of wool fibres in to the desired design. Silks, nepps and locks are added to create texture and depth in the wool painting. Each piece is then wet felted to create the fabric. I then needle felt the detail onto the ‘painting’ by using very small amounts of fibre and a barbed felting needle. To further enhance the piece, hand or machine embroidery stitching is sometimes added to create further surface interest and texture. My wool felt pieces are a happy combination of my love of painting and years spent working with textiles and colour.

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Calm Waters, Kippford

Since 2010, I have exhibited work in Kirriemuir, Kirkcudbright, Langholm, Sanquhar, Crieff, Carlisle, Hawick and Forfar.

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Ann Smith, at work

 

Kate McLaughlin

Hand Made Sterling Silver Jewellery

Kate McLaughlin Jewellery is based in Perth and uses influences from the local landscape, found objects and design experience in other disciplines to create contemporary, hand made sterling silver jewellery.

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Kate’s design training is based in her architectural background and this has a huge influence in both the design process and final pieces. When designing Kate finds spatial concepts to be hugely satisfying to work with and is drawn to the elements of framing and negative spaces.

When considering architecture and jewellery together, jewellery provides an alternative medium and end product which challenges the design process to reconsider construction and to take greater consideration of the people inhabiting the spaces created.

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Kate also looks to her surroundings for inspiration and her Perth based studio provides ample opportunities to explore the vibrant local landscape.

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This collection, ‘Tail Fin’, originated with a found object from Tentsmuir Beach in Fife. The exploration of the three dimensional form in both paper and metal has led to the shapes and voids that are the underpinnings of the collection.

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Email: Hello@katemclaughlin.co.uk