About the Artist
60s trained at Edinburgh College of Art, local jeweller and silversmith Michael specialises in contemporary, wearable jewellery in silver, gold and semi-precious stones. He also makes on a larger scale - spoons, knives and boxes on a regular basis as well as occasional trophies. Michael employs the basic design elements of shape, line, tone, pattern, colour and texture to inform his designing.
Michael frequently exhibits with Angus friends, Tricia Griffin and Ros MacDonald, and they will be joining him this year at Bridgend. Ros creates bold pieces of abstract naturalism in acrylic ink as well as linoprints featuring animals and birds. Tricia specialises in printed, dyed and mixed-media textiles using silk, merino wool, linens and cottons and using Japanese felting techniques.
This year, for the first time, Michael will be showing items from his 'Gargunnock Gifts' range of affordable jewellery - designer pieces without designer prices! Some stained glass will also feature.