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Contemporary Craft

The definition of craft is a widely debated topic and is ever evolving. We love the definition from Craft Scotland who describe contemporary craft as “an art form and an activity that brings daily joy and wellbeing to our communities."

Here at the 1970 gallery, we have an eclectic range of makers whose mediums focus on glass, clay, wood, felt, mixed media and metal.  Many reuse and repurpose materials bringing what many of us would throw away back to life, in new, fun, joyful and interesting ways!


Jennifer Collier
incorporting heritage stitching to old maps comes a Skye based collection of lampshades


Jill Thompson
beachcombing provides inspiration and finds which maker Jill Thompson incorporates into her work


Kate Toms
a wonderful collection of humorous needle-felted creations from maker Kate Toms

Lynn Muir
made from the driftwood she finds on her local beach comes a collection of quirky characters from maker Lynn Muir

Margaret Johnson
stunning recycled glassware with unique coastal inspired designs from Margaret Johnson


Pauline Montgomery
ceramic bothies and crofts from Glasgow based ceramicist Pauline Montgomery


 


 

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