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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.
“Many of my paintings are based on Historic Architecture, and the images selected are based on Edinburgh Architecture, a subject I constantly find challenging. I love the way light falls around the building, especially evening light; the cool subtle tones create a contrast against the warmth of street or interior building lights. 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. During her time at college she was lucky enough to get an exchange to art college in Geneva. Since the she has spent time teaching in ECA, Triangle Arts Centre, Carrickvale Community Centre, Poldrate Arts and Craft Centre as well as making her own work.
Her work has been inspired by historical influences of pottery from Ancient Greece, Peru and Egypt. As well as the pots of artist potters such as Dave Cohen, Lucy Rie, Hans Coper, Allison Britton, Jane Hamlyn. Her love of gardening and natural world is another inspiration.
She 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, made from both porcelain and stoneware clay. Clay takes incredible energy and unfailing commitment to make it work for you. To make stronger bold pieces fundamental techniques have to be mastered. Lorna has built up a personal repertoire of marks, images and patterns, which are used to decorate the form. Texture, pattern and colour are important considerations in her work, as well as the interplay between form and pattern. Decoration is achieved using impressed images from natural forms and highlighted with oxides. Coloured slips are poured, slip trained, dipped, sgraffito and painted. The initial decoration is then glazed using clear translucent and coloured glazes.
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.