Buy the best of Scottish design

Come and see Scottish designers GLOW at the Dovecot Studios this December! GLOW is returning for a third year and gives a unique opportunity to buy from some of the greatest contemporary Scottish designers makers. Curated by James Donald, creator of the wildly successful CLOTH textiles shows. This latest Scottish design-led fair brings you a curated group of Scottish fashion and gift choices for all your festive needs. Don’t miss out on the fantastic work selected for this exclusive event!

Please reference GLOW when making any purchases from our makers featured on our online directory should you be unable to attend our physical event this December.

Thank you! 
Dovecot Studios
10 Infirmary Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1LT

4th / 5th December 2021

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Croft 8
Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides
My craft practice is textile based and varied. Pieces include screenprinted textiles, incorporating Harris Tweed, homewares and upholstery projects with a focus on sustainability. My current work looks for ways to incorporate a craft practice into my life as a crofter. My immediate environment and community are an endless source of inspiration.
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EH6 Contemporary Jewellery
Edinburgh
EH6 Contemporary Jewellery.We are 6 jewellery designer-makers, based at Coburg House Studios in Leith, Edinburgh. Our work is sculptural, colourful, classical, bold or delicate, showcasing diverse materials and approaches to contemporary jewellery. Carla Edwards- Colourful patterned resin jewellery, inspired by plants and nature. Cristina Zani- Sculptural creations in precious metals and wood. Eleanor Symms- Sustainable jewellery created from reclaimed plastics and recycled silver. Jacqueline Bell- Classic contemporary jewellery in precious metals and gemstones. Jenny Deans- Jewellery in silver and gold wire, inspired by repeating forms in architecture and nature. Manuela Lyle-Delicate forms in precious metals, inspired by nature, poetry and story telling
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craft-ED
Edinburgh
A collective of experienced Edinburgh-based designer-makers offering creative workshops and classes to suit all levels. Whether you want to spend a day making or immerse yourself in a longer course learning specialist techniques, we have something for everyone. Our aim is to keep the vital skills of craft alive by providing quality classes from our studios located around Edinburgh. Each of us offers a different discipline and range of workshops and we set out to give the best creative Our various fields of expertise are: ceramics, jewellery, glass, metal-smithing, millinery, mosaics, printed textiles, stitched textiles and weaving.
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He’s Sew Happy
Edinburgh
I work as a mixed media embroidery artist. I am inspired by the beautiful architecture of Edinburgh and Nature. This includes ornithology and oceanography. I use cotton thread with gold, silver, copper leaf as well as vintage papers within my pieces. 
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Susan McGill Designs
Fife
Susan McGill is a ceramic artist and designer who works from her home in Fife. Her hand painted black and white designs are influenced by family life, tradition, nostalgia and her love of the Scots language. Susan’s work is both functional and decorative so it can carry Scottish verse to the kitchen table at the heart of the family.
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The Unraveling
Leith, Edinburgh
Edinburgh based, The Unraveling is a bohemian homeware brand, specialising in crochet and macrame hanging wall planters. All designed and handmade by myself with care and consideration for the environment. Transform your home into a bohemian retreat with these beautiful space saving planters. Discover a style that fits your space and create an effortless accent to any wall in your home.
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Clarabella Christie
Fife Scotland
Clarabella Christie is a Fife based awarded design studio specialising in luxury colourful design-led homewares and accessories. Established in 2007 the brand is an ever growing collection of playful printed pieces which draws inspiration from the studio’s surrounding architecture. In July this year Claire launched her first ever clothing line, this handmade small collection of Made-to-Order garments focus’s on craftmanship, sustainability and simple versatile silhouettes.
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East End Press
Glasgow
East End Press is a print and design studio based in Glasgow. We design and create colourful, screen printed homeware and decorations. All the products we create are hand painted or printed, and everything is made from recycled paper or sustainably sourced wood.
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Heather MacFarlane
Pencaitland, East Lothian
Heather Macfarlane was trained in Tapestry and Printmaking at Edinburgh College of Art , she then moved to New Orleans, Louisiana where she was a successful professional artist and eco creative business owner for 25 years , now just newly returned to Scotland she creates unique fibre art from her cottage in Pencaitland, East Lothian. Artwork is inspired by local landscape or culturally significant scottish themes , sketches are drawn , then with a technique of free motion stitching / embroidery images are brought to canvas , artwork is finally hand painted using watercolour. Commisions and custom orders undertaken.
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Fernweh UK
Aberdeen
Fernweh UK is an accessories brand in Aberdeen by Laura Sherriffs , creating handcrafted bags and accessories inspired by a sense of adventure and the Scottish wilderness. Laura uses traditional materials such as Scottish waxed canvas and leather, tying her work directly to the land. Colour palettes reflect the rich land scapes and coasts of the Highlands and North East Scotland. Fernweh create rugged, unique designs blending aesthetics with function, with a focus on sustainability. Laura strives to create a brand that reflects these values, creating designs that minimise waste, repurposing offcuts where possible and making products that last.
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Loimi and Ko
Edinburgh
Originally from Australia, Sarah Affleck discovered weaving while living in Helsinki, Finland and is now based in Edinburgh. Her label Loimi and Ko. pays homage to Finland with the name loimi, which describes the warp threads running in one direction of a woven cloth. Sarah uses locally sourced natural fibres to create artpieces as well as functional items inspired by the colours and textures of the natural world. Her debut collection features blends of colours inspired by the Western Australian coastline that embody feelings of home, comfort and belonging that become ever important when you are away from yours.
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Patricia Thom
Edinburgh
After graduating from Grays School of Art, Aberdeen in 1985 and a post graduate year, Tricia worked for a production pottery in the Highlands for 3 years. She is currently working from her home studio, and is a resident member at the Adam Pottery in Edinburgh. Her work reflects her love of a Japanese aesthetic. Teapots and moon jars speak to her as symbols of community and ritual. Her wheel-thrown porcelain forms are concerned with achieving a balance and grace which are then treated with bold, calligraphic brush strokes, contrasting with the conformity of form.
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Taisir Gibreel
Scottish Borders, Scotland
Celebrating colour, culture and diversity is the Taisir Gibreel brand philosophy. The collections are tailored to all aspects of everyday life, bringing the unique and striking to the individual. Taisir’s sense of colour and pattern and her fearless approach to design lead to highly distinctive and elaborate combinations of colour and print; creating bold and abstract designs. Taisir’s collections are based on original hand drawings of rural and urban Scottish landscapes. Taisir Gibreel creates beautiful pure silk, and wool, scarves of bewitching and bold abstract design and intense colour; stunning, luxurious silk shift dresses kaftans and tops.
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Skelly Designs
Edinburgh
An Australian artist printmaker who works predominantly with capturing Edinburgh’s cityscape in drawings and paintings. Drawings are transferred into the screenprint process by combining hand generated layers of mark making, textures and handwritten text to create limited edition original prints that are screenprinted by the artist at Edinburgh printmakers workshop. Edinburgh’s traditional architecture provides Kelly with endless inspiration even after almost 20 years of capturing Edinburgh’s cityscape. Kelly also enjoys drawing boats, birds, animals and the landscape.
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Mairi Brown
Edinburgh, Scotland
I am a textile artist working with free-machine embroidery to decorate the clothing and soft furnishings that I make, mainly on a commission basis. Inspired by flora and fauna I study the details of each animal or flower to recreate it in stitch. The rich colours and way that light catches on say a bird’s wing or lilies petal is recreated with my process of drawing and painting with thread. Each piece becomes a little treasure reminding the wearer or owner of how precious our wildlife is and how surprising colours can be found in everyday creatures and plants.
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By Lisa Watson
Manchester
Started in 2013 with a range of Harris Tweed Patchwork Quilts By Lisa Watson is a authentically British collection of quilts, cushions, blankets & more for your home. This year specially quilted patchwork quilts, as well as a handmade boutique collection of mini Harris Tweed patchwork cushions, will be added to the By Lisa Watson collection, and these latest additions, will also compliment any interior scheme and whose design and colours are as ever a real tonic to counteract dreary days.
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Lucy Dunce Ceramics
East Lothian
This year at Glow I will be showing new work, thrown and slab-built stoneware ceramics. A wood ash range that was developed during the first lockdown with core glaze materials sourced within a 5 mile radius of the East Lothian studio. The resulting glaze is unique within its batch production, the subtle variation in colour will, inherently, reflect the locality of the source material. Additionally a black range with accumulated brushed designs created from a paper mask technique. Occasionally effects are created more reminiscent of textiles than a glazed ceramic surface.
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Jo Walker
I’m a potter mainly producing functional ware in stoneware clay. My work is decorated using the technique of sgraffito: basically scratching through a layer of coloured clay to reveal the contrasting layer below. This allows me to draw directly onto the surface of the pots producing unique, one of a kind designs. My botanical pieces are inspired by the wild plants and weeds that we often overlook. I also have a geometric range that celebrates my love of mid-century pattern and modernist architecture.
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Woolly Originals
Edinburgh
Based in Edinburgh, Woolly Originals uses domestic knitting machines to create bags for crafters and artists to use for their projects and for their tools. The bag designs are based on a range of ideas and inspiration: Scottish wildflowers & trees; organic fruit orchards; Scandinavian & Shetland star motifs; the volcanic landscapes of Iceland; the Scott Monument on Princes Street in Edinburgh; or the trainee women astronauts of the Mercury 13 program!
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PickOne
Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland
I am a hand weaver based in Leith, Edinburgh. I predominately weave using merino lambswool, enjoying the colour variations one gets from this colourful and versatile yarn. Recently I have become joyfully obsessed with the following symbols, + and x. I am enjoying how many ways I can interpret this mark through the medium of weave, the beginnings of which can be traced back to observations made whilst travelling through Australia in the mid 90’s. Currently I’m obsessed by denim and sashiko stitched marks, sampling is in development as to how I can weave these two trains of thoughts together.
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Christina Robertson
Edinburgh
Since graduating from Edinburgh College of Art I’ve worked as a graphic designer. Craving a more hands-on creative outlet I took classes at Edinburgh Printmakers and discovered screen printing was a perfect match, allowing me to combine my love for photography with my digital skills. The inspiration for my screen prints often comes from my photographs. I search for an unusual angle on familiar landmarks and then strip it back to its strongest components. I then screen print using bold colour combinations and sections of vintage maps which provide locality to the subjects, and tie in the area’s history.
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Patricia Shone
Isle of Skye
I make ceramic pots where texture and form are the most important elements. Using hand building techniques to develop and extenuate complex surfaces upon controlled and restrained forms. The work is finished by raku firing, wood firing or gas firing which enhances the colour and heft of each individual piece. I am inspired by the beauty and fragility of change, decay and ageing, looking for patterns in surface erosion; like the land we walk on, we are also eroded and weathered by life, and circumstance, but the form and substance beneath, the rock, remains constant and immutable.
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Carrie Fertig
Aberdeenshire
I’m an Aberdeenshire-based maker in flameworked glass, metals and a socially engaged interdisciplinary artist working in performance, video, installation, and sound. I make meaningful holiday ornaments and gifts, many of which are components of larger installations/performances like the sonic icicles of Ausklingen (Fade Away). My business began in 1986 in Manhattan, moved to Scotland in 2003, but this is my first season showing my work in craft shows in the UK. Many of my pieces come with the history or story on the box. It is these stories that speak so directly to the heart if the recipient.
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Element47
Edinburgh
Element47 is a contemporary jewellery design collective based in Edinburgh. GLOW21 will feature work by six artists and makers: Lisa Arnott, Jessica Howarth, Sarah McAdam, Sheila McDonald, Ann Shearer and Nic Turnbull. Each jeweller has a unique design style and uses different inspirations for their collections. Their work is handmade in silver and some is embellished with enamel, gold and semi-precious stones. The work ranges from small earrings and pins for stocking fillers to statement pieces such as necklaces, pendants and large brooches. For GLOW21 each jeweller has created a unique Christmas tree decoration.
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Milomade
East Coast of Scotland
From her cliff top studio on the east coast of Scotland, Evie Milo gives discarded, unwanted items a new lease of life. Pieces of salvaged antique sterling silver are re-imagined and transformed into wearable heirlooms with a new beauty and charm: treasures from one generation are cleverly reinvented for the next. With a motto of 'too good to waste' when you buy from Milomade you acquire something not just unique and beautiful but something that leaves neither damage nor waste in its wake.
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Tessuti Scotland
Edinburgh
Hand dyed and hand screen printed fabrics using the 'discharge' technique which are made up into a range of different styles of scarves for women and men. Working only with natural fabrics such as silk and wool. Prints and colours are inspired by mid-century design.
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Caroline Finlay
Fife, Scotland
The unpredictable nature and untamed beauty of the Scottish coastline and landscape is my constant source of inspiration. Designs are informed by the textures, colours, shapes and light found there. I work mainly in silver and vitreous enamel. Enamel allows me to introduce colour into my work and I use a palette that echoes my inspiration. I explore techniques to create mark making and form. Each stage is made by hand; I prefer the fluidity this gives my work; nothing is identical. I enjoy the connection this gives me with each piece and the spontaneity that experimenting with enamel allows.
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Aamos Designs (Emma Geddes)
Shetland
Aamos Designs is a unique and talented textile design company, who specialise in contemporary woven textiles, owned by designer Emma Geddes, a 2006 graduate of the Glasgow School of Art. Emma is based in Shetland, she works from an energetic studio at her home in Burra. She is motivated to design original woven textiles, honouring traditional techniques, updating them to create unique and luxurious hand woven fabrics, for fashion and interiors. She is also known for her playful but confident use of colour, and contemporary use of time-honoured woven structures.
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