We are delighted that seven new Artisans have joined our platform! In this blog we're introducing them to you and showing you examples of what they make. We're excited to be adding a whole new woodworking category to our product range, plus more glass, ceramics, upcycling projects, jewellery and even digital art…
Reuben Els: Reuben works with all kinds of glorious woods. He enjoys experimenting and exploring how they can be combined to create unique designs of long-lasting homewares and functional accessories. As one half of ElsCraft, a small family run business, Reuben has developed a long term hobby into his creative passion. Today he enjoys designing and handcrafting his wood products from their Blairgowrie based workshop.
Inez Jenkins: Inez is a jewellery maker working with fused glass and silver, creating pieces which are practical, wearable, colourful, and a joy. Retiring from a science and pharmaceutical career ten years ago, Inez was ready to explore a complete change of direction. Her fascination with glass and the alchemy involved in its process was naturally a strong draw. Learning her craft from many specialists, Inez now runs her practice in Coupar Angus under the name Designs by Inez.
Kerstin Robb: Kerstin is a ceramicist making functional and decorative pottery, spanning a broad spectrum of ceramic art. First captivated by the medium of pottery after being introduced to clay during an art lesson at a school in the 1970’s, it quickly became her most favoured creative outlet. Kerstin has developed her skills and work on a part time basis ever since. PiggleLiggle is the name of her Alyth based creative practice.
Stewart Graham: Stewart is a landscape painter, working in acrylic, oils and more recently the exciting world of digital illustration. His work is an invigorating modern interpretation of the traditional landscape with a hint of the magical. Having worked many years in the computer gaming industry, Stewart was well equipped to turn his skills towards creating original digital art, inspired by the natural world he enjoys on a daily basis from his Alyth-based practice, Sunnybank Art.
Beth McDowall: Beth is an innovative upcycler who creatively repurposes materials in a quirky fashion extending their usable lifespan into new homewares and decorative items. Motivated by her passion to work sustainably and imaginatively, Beth works from her home based workshop in Innerpeffray, near Crieff under the name The Treecycler.
Mairi Urquhart: Mairi is a glass artist who works on painted, stained and fused glass projects, all incredible mediums showcasing her genuine obsession with colour. Mairi loves creating a variety of unique pieces in all shapes and sizes including homewares, gifts, and jewellery. All her work is hand crafted in a cosy studio shop in the village of Comrie in Perthshire.
Nigel Laye: Nigel has enjoyed working with wood for many years, and is a designer and maker of wooden homewares and furniture ranging from coat hooks to larger pieces and bespoke cabinetry. Nigel made the move to being a full time woodworker and handyman after more than 30 years as a long distance lorry driver. He loves being outside and on dry days can be found working in his garden workshop on the outskirts of Crieff.
Please give our new Artisans a warm welcome by browsing their creations in our shop!