Twice a year, in January and July, we have the joy of welcoming new artists and crafters into our shop. This year’s first intake is unusually large, eight in total. Although it will be mid-February before they all arrive instore, we thought it would be good to recap on the five already here and introduce you to the final three arriving over the next couple of weeks..
Based just north of Glasgow, Helenor makes the most amazing metal jewellery, often using upcycled elements such as old cutlery. Each piece is handmade and unique.
Jane lives in Milngavie and makes stunning crochet jewellery. Customers may have previously seen her work at the Byres Road Makers Market in Hillhead Library, where she has exhibited over a number of years. The necklaces and bangles shown here are one of her most popular ranges, but look out for her gorgeous new birds nest brooches…
East End Press
As the name suggests, East End Press is based in the East End of Glasgow and produces beautiful screen prints, cards and mini cushions. We think this concertina Botanic Gardens card is going to be partricularly popular in our shop!
Love Your Vintage Home
Based in Livingston, Vicky mostly produces wonderful upcycled furniture. The ceramic coasters and framed prints that we will be stocking are actually a small part of her business, but all we’ve got room for in our tiny shop. Many of her coaster designs have 20th century vintage themes which fit in well with The Cup & Saucer tearoom being next door.
Mary Mouse Designs
Mary Scott is the daughter of Louise Scott, one of our existing contributors. Her mouse and polar bear card designs were originally produced to help fund her through ballet school. Her style is very different from her mother’s work, but we think they’re going to be every bit as popular.
JS Ceramics is based in the village of Kinnesswood in Perth and Kinross. The business was started by Jacqui Seller in 1980 and has grown to employ four other people. As such, it is going to be the largest business supplying our shop and probably the longest established. Nevertheless, it fits in perfectly with our ethos of bringing a range of beautiful handmade Scottish arts and crafts to the heart of Glasgow’s West End. We think their work is going to be very popular.
Launched in 2014 and based in Falkland, Fife, Jilly Jilly is a team of two. Jilly is the designer and illustrator, while David turns her work into their wonderful products. We will initially be stocking not only their mugs, but also a small range of their cards and super-cute stud earrings.
Doris Does Doodles
Arriving mid-February, Doris Does Doodles is going to be definitely worth the wait! Based in Glasgow, her range of prints, cards, brooches, ceramic & tin mugs, bags and notebooks will be making an impression in several areas of the shop.