Michael Kay, Patricia Griffin & Ros Macdonald
Jewellery, Textiles, Painting, Printmaking, Mixed Media11
About the Artist
Hand-dyed and painted textiles - wraps, pashminas and scarves and using Japanese felting techniques; silver jewellery with many using semi-precious stones; paintings, lino & wood cut prints and artists' books all on display.
Ros, Tricia and Mike have exhibited together for more than ten years, originally through Angus Open Studios.
Ros, as a painter and printmaker, employs a personal vocabulary of fluid marks and organic imagery to express the ephemeral quality of the natural world.
Her work varies from representational to abstract, and she is continuously moving along between the two. Ros works in series with subject matter used in her lino and wood plate prints.
Patricia is graduate of Duncan of Jordanstone with a Bachelor of Design in Textiles. She works in pure silk and merino wool and has developed a range of wraps, pashminas and scarves, combining the silk and wool with the Japanese technique of Nuno felting. She also has a varied selection of hand dyed and hand painted silks incorporating Japanese dyeing techniques such as Shibori and Suminagashe. Her colours reflect the beautiful North East Coast where she lives and works.
Michael trained at Edinburgh College of Art and specialises in contemporary, elegant jewellery, mostly in silver and semi-precious stones, but occasionally also in gold. On the silversmithing side, he makes spoons, knives, boxes and trophies.
He employs the basic design elements of shape, line, tone, pattern, form, colour and texture to inform his designing and aims to exploit the metal’s malleability and ductility and its capacity for myriad finishes, to produce timeless pieces.