ARTISTS and MAKERS
Gordon C. Hunter is an artist and maker of sculpture, and was born and lives in Edinburgh. Skilled in many of the arts, he specialises in stone and wood sculpture. He is a member of the Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, the Fisherrow Woodworkers Group and has exhibited and sold at The Royal Scottish Academy. Gordon’s stone sculpture work mainly comprises of Portland and Kilkenny limestone. He also works with alabaster, wood and clay. His influences include Japanese art, particularly Kabuki Illustrations. Ancient Celtic design, the Scottish Boys and Roger Dean.
Kate Henderson trained in Stained glass at Edinburgh College of Art and has since built up a varied portfolio of commissioned glass for public and private buildings across Scotland & Europe. She has won awards for her paintings from the RGI and the RSW. She is an elected Associate of the BSMGP, a Professional member of the SSA and was Chair of the SGS from 2013-16.
“My works are not representational but contain the essence of place, strengthened by an intuitive use of colour.”
Following a career working with young people and young families, mostly in the charity and voluntary sector, Andy started evening classes working with glass in 2015 and very quickly decided that glass was the medium he enjoyed most.
As his knowledge and enthusiasm for working with glass grew, he bought a small kiln and started selling his work at craft fairs. He continues to work from home, experimenting with different techniques and designs. Andy undertakes commissioned pieces and exhibits at art shows, including MADE’s Makers’ Gallery.
Lorna has a BA (Hons) in design from Edinburgh College of Art 1985-88, specialising in ceramics and studying printed textiles as a second subject. She went on to get her Post Graduate Diploma, having been awarded The Andrew Grant Scholarship 1989.
Lorna views ceramics as a decorative art and the ceramic vessel as her canvas. The work is either thrown on the potter’s wheel or hand built, using both porcelain and stoneware clay. Decoration is achieved using impressed images from natural forms and highlighted with oxides. Coloured slips are poured, slip trained, dipped, sgraffito and painted.
David’s work is mostly Woodturning, sometimes enhanced with carving or pyrography or with a little bit of colour using acrylic paint.
At the last count, David has used 14 different woods but mostly he uses British hardwoods like oak, ash, beech, sycamore, yew, walnut and elm. To finish, he uses a friction polish and on the interior, a food-safe oil.
All his work is made at his home near Haddington, East Lothian.
Rhona is a jeweller and painter living and working in East Lothian. Rhona graduated with a BA in Combined Studies, Art and Design from Edinburgh College of Art in 2009. This course gave Rhona the opportunity to explore other disciplines, one of which was jewellery. This became an important and much loved part of that course and she has continued designing and created precious metal jewellery since graduating.
Rhona’s jewellery is now made using recycled Sterling silver with the occasional addition of 18ct gold (also recycled) and ethically sourced gemstones.
Martin Simpson / Upbeat Designs