Michael Kay, Patricia Griffin, Ros Macdonald
Jewellery, Silver, Textiles, Mixed Media, Printmaking34
About the Artist
Tricia specialises in individually hand-dyed, natural textiles incorporating Japanese dyeing and felting technique. Michael works mostly in silver, often with semi-precious stones to produce contemporary, stylish and unique jewellery and silver. Ros creates abstract naturalism and seascapes in acrylic ink, and lino & woodcut prints of Scottish wildlife etc.
Ros's aim is to achieve bold, punchy pieces of abstract naturalism. She graduated in Display and Design in 1972 from DCC. She works mainly in acrylic ink and is inspired by the beauty of her native Angus, but loves the West coast. She tries to achieve an individual approach to her work and enjoys experimenting with textures & colour, reflecting the seasons. You can expect to find lino cuts along with framed original art, prints, mugs and cards.
Patricia graduated in 2011 from Duncan of Jordanstone with a Bachelor of Design in Textiles. She specialises in printed textiles & mixed media producing a uniquely colourful range of fashion and interior accessories. She is inspired by the textures and structure of fabric, working in a wide range of natural fibres including, hand dyed pure silks, merino & lamb’s wool. Her colours are a reflection of the coasts, mountains and glens of Scotland.
Mike trained in Silversmithing and Jewellery Design at Edinburgh College of Art in the 60's. He produces all types of jewellery, often with semi precious stones. On a larger scale, he designs and makes boxes, knives, spoons and trophies. Member of the Association of Contemporary Jewellery.
For three days the group will be having demonstration/ workshop/have a go events in the garden gazebo at 11am and 2.30pm.
On Monday Ros will be demonstrating simple printmaking techniques and inviting visitors to have a go. On Tuesday, Mike will do a demonstration in the morning and run a workshop in the afternoon, inviting participants, for a modest charge to make a silver ring or copper earrings. Tricia will be demonstrating Nuno Felting. Unfortunately, for practical reasons it will not be possible for visitors to participate in this activity.