Winter Showcase - Makers (click to select)
Eoghain Maclean, Photographer
Eoghain has had a passion for wildlife and the wilderness from an early age. Retiring from employment at Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve in 2015, he continues to get as close as he possibly can to wildlife, spending hours to capture the perfect image. For more details visit Eoghain's website here.
Rowena Dugdale, Red Ruby Rose
Taking inspiration from local flora and fauna, sea and landscapes, Rowena uses photographic and alternative-process techniques including photogram and pinhole photography to create her beautiful fabrics, which she then makes into unique bags, purses and clutches.
For more details visit her website here.
Julia Smith, Ceramicist
Julia began making pottery full-time in 2010. She had worked with clay previously through ceramics education and public art commissions after graduating from Glasgow School of Art in 1996.
For more details of Julia’s work, visit her website http://juliasmithceramics.com/
Julia Holmes, Fine Artist
Each piece of pewter jewellery made by Jill Holmes is unique. From her initial drawing to the final varnish every element of the piece has been handmade. Jill’s studio overlooks Loch Ewe and the mountain landscape of the Great Wilderness. The constantly changing landscape inspires her designs, resulting in individual carefully crafted pieces of wearable art.
Nick Bowen, Bowen Leather Craft
Nick began working with leather as a student, finding it a therapeutic way to deal with the stress and anxiety of studying for exams. His hobby has since become a business, working in response to commissions as well as attending Makers’ & Art Fairs. For more of Nick’s work, see his Instagram account.
Jim Pennie, Cromarty Wood Turning
Jim lives in the picturesque village of Cromarty and has been wood turning for over 20 years. When he retired in 2014, he turned his hobby and passion for wood turning into a full time vocation.
Predominantly, he works with recycled and locally sourced wood, such as Scottish Oak, Silver Birch and Elm. He makes a range of household items including bowls, platters, goblets, candlesticks, lamps and chopping boards. For more information about Jim’s work visit his website, here.
Lucy Wagtail, Handmade Home Furnishings
Irene Massey & Ashleigh Gibson together are Lucy Wagtail.
From their workshop by the Caledonian Canal in Inverness, Irene and Ashleigh hand make lampshades to suit their clients’ taste and décor. Lucy Wagtail are partnering with Cromarty Wood Turning especially for this exhibition.
A variety of fabrics are available to choose from including Harris Tweed ®, Skye Weavers Tweed, Moon, Linwood, velvets, silks, cottons, linens as well as their own newly launched Lucy Wagtail printed fabrics. Sustainability is important to Lucy Wagtail. So, as well as offering a range of metallic, plain, coloured and patterned linings for your shade, an eco-friendly board is also available. They also offer are-vamp service. For more details visit their website here.