We hope you have enjoyed your visit to our workshops

We hope you have enjoyed your visit to our workshops. If you didn’t get time to visit us all, there’s always next year. Or visit www.orkneydesignercr...
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We hope you have enjoyed your visit to our workshops.

If you didn’t get time to visit us all, there’s always next year. Or visit www.orkneydesignercrafts.com

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A window into Orkney Crafts Workshops and artists’ galleries

www. or kneydesigner cr afts .com

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Wearable Sculptures

to the Orkney Craft Trail

The Orkney craft trail is maintained by the Orkney Crafts Association (OCA). Established in the 1990’s, OCA supports Orkney-based professional artisans by promoting their beautifully made products at home and abroad. The aim of the Craft Trail is to make it easy for you, the visitor, to discover some of the amazing range of Orkney Arts and Crafts businesses that thrive on these inspirational islands and whilst doing so explore the sensational landscape that makes these beautiful islands so unique. All you have to do is browse through following pages at the beginning of this brochure and identify the craft members you would like to see more of, and find out more about. Each member has a number in the “standing stone”. 7 Then go to the centre pages where you will find a simple map of Orkney with the main roads clearly marked – find the name and number of your chosen member – and plan your trip. It is as simple as that. Each member’s page has clear simple instructions on how to get there, as well as the opening times etc. Of course, we don’t expect you to limit yourselves to just one visit – so you can also use the map to compile your own personal Craft Trail – visiting all the things that interest you. Whilst on-the-road, keep a look out for the brown signs. There are a number of different designs

Jewellery

Springfield Cottage, Backroad, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3AW Tel: +44 (0)7730893625 • [email protected] • www.zoedavidsonjewellery.co.uk

Zoe Davidson lives in Orkney and works from her small workshop in Stromness. She produces jewellery which is all handmade, dynamic in form and inspired by her love for the island’s historic landscapes and ever-changing seas. Zoe graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor of Design Degree from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design in Dundee. Since then, she has traveled and worked with the likes of Haute-Couture/ Fashion Designer: Iris Van Herpen, in Amsterdam, Scottish Jewellery Maker: Gilly Langton, and most recently, with two Orkney-based jewellery companies. Brought up in Brunei Darussalam, in South-East Asia, Zoe spent most of her free time diving under the sea with her family and living with local people. Moving to Orkney was a dramatic change from Brunei’s tropical climate. But being Orcadian at heart, Zoe is passionate about evoking Orkney’s beauty in pieces of wearable sculptures: from the wild seas and dramatic landscapes, to it’s rich history.

A high level of craftmanship is involved in making Zoe’s creations, with traditional silversmithing techniques such as fold-forming and anti-clastic raising. She personally designs and makes all her pieces so making every work utterly unique and special.

Directions: which will help you find your way. Be aware, though, that not all members benefit from these signs, so use them in conjunction with the directions in this brochure.

A warm welcome awaits you when visiting any of our Craft Trail members’ workshops.

”I pour passion  into my work”

Walk along the winding streets of Stromness on Victoria Street. Turn right up the steep hill of Church Road, past the community centre. Walk across the junction onto Christie’s Brae and follow the road up. Keep going until you see a small wooden gate on your left with “Springfield” across it. We have a red and blue wavy house – you cannot miss it!

Season

May-September

Open

Monday, Thursday, Friday, 10-5pm

Retail Outlets

Our Stromness workshop Skaill House in Sandwick

Pay by

Cash, cheque, Mastercard, Visa credit, Visa debit and Maestro cards.

Work in progress throughout the year Customer parking available

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Roger Philby

Kevin and Liz Allen

Craiglands, Birsay, Orkney, KW17 2ND Tel 01856 721343 • [email protected] • www.flukejewellery.com

Holland Cottage, Marwick, Birsay, Orkney, KW17 2NB Tel 01856 721359 • [email protected] • www.orkneyinga.com

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Orkneyinga Silversmiths’ Kevin and Liz Allen create handmade work of exceptional quality and originality, drawing much of their inspiration from the landscape, archaeology and wildlife surrounding their hilltop workshop in Birsay. Founded in 1989, Orkneyinga is one of the longest established jewellery businesses in the islands, offering over 30 unique collections in silver and gold. Seventh Wave, Asa, Drostan, Kelpie and Houant are just some of the evocative names found within their range, which includes rings, pendants,

bracelets, earrings and brooches. You’ll also discover curlews, hares and Orkney’s rare Primula Scotica primrose amongst the beautifully made work. Orkneyinga’s approach is highly personal and thoughtful, with attention to detail and a connection to the subject matter always paramount in the designing and making process. It’s this passion and commitment, combined with Kevin and Liz’s desire to create jewellery that will last forever, which has earned Orkneyinga such a loyal following.

‘We invite you to visit Roger Philby at his smallholding overlooking the beautiful and breathtaking Brough and Bay of Birsay. This view overlooks the passage of many whales, dolphins etc.’ It is here Roger designs and makes his exciting and individual marine and wildlife jewellery based on dolphins, whales and other forms of wildlife. One of the things that sets Roger’s jewellery apart is that he makes ‘Flukes’ specific to individual species. His jewellery also includes seahorses, starfish, and the enigmatic shape of the eagle ray, to name but a few. Roger is constantly inspired by Orkney’s wildlife and has added the loveable puffin and the mystical hare to the collection. A very popular range is the ‘cowrie shell’ collection or, as Orcadians call it, the ‘groatie buckie’. It is looked upon as a symbol of good fortune to the lucky shell seeker, as it is not easy to find! This range also includes the Venus shell, and Limpet shell jewellery. More recently Roger has been creating a range of stunning and intricate marine sculptures using silver, copper, driftwood and stone, demand for these pieces from around the world means there’s now a years waiting list to have one made. ‘‘Your personal touch shows you care about your customer and you deserve every success.” Liz, Surrey “A Man who understands the nature of things.”  Caroline, Gloucester Season

Mid April to September (I am usually here at other dates and times, but please ring first to be sure)

Open

Monday to Friday 11am - 5pm

Retail Outlets

Retail Outlets Stromness - The Waterfront Gallery, St Margaret’s Hope - The Workshop & Loft Gallery Kirkwall - The Ortak shop

Price Range

From £15

Pay by

Cash, cheque, most cards accepted

Directions:

From Stromness; follow signs for Birsay (A966), then for Bay of Skaill and Marwick. We are on the B9056 road in between the Bay of Skaill and Marwick Head. (at Isbister’s Stores crossroads, follow signs towards Birsay and Earl’s Palace). From Kirkwall; head towards Stromness, then take the A986 towards Dounby and Birsay. 3 miles North of Dounby, turn left at Twatt Kirk (signposted Bay of Skaill, Marwick, RSPB Loons bird hide). Turn left again at the T junction (signposted Bay of Skaill) and look for our sign a few yards up the hill.

Season

April 5th to the end of September

Open

Monday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm We’re usually here at other dates and times but ring first to be sure

Retail Outlets

Stromness - Waterfront Gallery

Price Range

From around £28

Pay by

Cash, cheque, Visa, Mastercard, Maestro

Mail order service available

Directions:

You can find Roger’s workshop off the B9056 between Marwick and the Bay of Birsay. Follow the Craft Trail Jewellery signs.

Work in progress most days; commissions undertaken; forwarding service available

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Denise Dupres, Woolcraft

Handmade gemstone and precious metal jewellery

Benlaw, Costa, Evie, Orkney, KW17 2NN Tel 01856 751305 • [email protected]

Back Rd, Dounby, Orkney, KW17 2HT Tel 01856 771511 • www.alisonmoore.co.uk

Come and visit us at The Woolshed where we use fleece from the native seaweed eating North Ronaldsay breed of sheep to produce traditional knitwear and handmade felt. And while you’re here enjoy the dramatic views over Eynhallow Sound or marvel at the original stonework of the old house and kiln. Handbags or hedgehogs, tea cosies or teddy bears, scarves, mice, wallhangings or whatever we can think of, it is all designed, hand-felted and handmade at the Woolshed. There is also a selection of carded fleece in natural colours and an array of glorious hand dyed tops for felt-makers and spinners. Traditionally styled jumpers are hand knitted or hand framed from North Ronaldsay wool in natural colours, and, for hand knitters, this lovely soft wool is available in 100g balls. Or how about some colourful hand dyed skeins? For that special reminder of Orkney we have 100% North Ronaldsay wool woven rugs with a definite ‘cuddle’ factor, and we now have a small selection of items hand-woven at the woolshed. We look forward to meeting you.

Alison Moore’s distinctive jewellery is all designed and created in her studio located in the west mainland village of Dounby. Alison’s work reflects her own personal style and she endeavours to create unique pieces that are understated, timeless yet utterly contemporary. As a former geology student, Alison has always been fascinated by minerals and it is this interest and knowledge that defines her collections, sourcing gems from around the globe and sympathetically incorporating them into her creations.

Directions Open

April to September Mon to Fri - 11am to 6pm October to March We’re usually here but please ring first to be sure. Any other times by arrangement

Retail Outlets

Kirkwall - Ortak South Ronaldsay - Tomb of the Eagles

Pay by

Cash, cheque or most cards

Directions:

Directions: From Finstown turn off onto the A966 to Evie. Continue along this road through Evie village and after approx. 3 miles you will see a craft trail sign on your left, turn up the hill and The Woolshed is the old steading at the top of the tarmac road.

Mail order service available

To visit our Dounby workshop, take the back road down the side of The Cutting Room/Post Office, and we are in the workshop next to the builders yard. Season

All year round

Open

Mon - Sat, 9am - 5pm

Pay by

Cash, and all major credit/debit cards

Shop online at WWW.ALISONMOORE.CO.UK, free UK postage

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Alison likes to experiment with different silversmithing techniques and is influenced by what is happening around her – whether that is the natural environment, an unusual gemstone, fashion, moods or memories. Described as refined whimsy, some of her collections feature moons and stars, other collections are inspired by twigs and one by the secrets hidden behind lost keys. You can see a full array of jewels at her workshop and showroom in Dounby.

Castaway Crafts Fiona Mitchell

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Andrew J Appleby

Rose Cottage, Dounby, Orkney, KW17 2HT Tel 01856 771376 • [email protected] www.castawaycrafts.co.uk • Facebook: Castaway Crafts-Harris Tweed

Fursbreck Pottery, Harray, Orkney, KW17 2JR Tel/Fax 01856 771419 • [email protected] • www.orkneypottery.co.uk

Fiona Mitchell makes creative use of the versatility and endless colours and patterns available in the world-renowned Harris Tweed cloth, to produce a range of clothing, gifts and accessories for the wholesale and retail markets. Fiona opened her new Gallery/ Shop & workshop in 2014 in the centre of Dounby and to compliment her own work has since taken in work from over 100 other local artists and Craftspersons giving the shop the most comprehensive range of “Made in Orkney” products you will find. Opened year round it caters for all and you can find Fiona working on her range of Tweed products in the adjoining workshop. Now using Orkney Tweed, Harris Tweed & Shetland Tweed there is something for every taste.

Orkney Tweed

The end of 2015 saw the beginning of the New Orkney Tweed. Fiona and Nancy Fergus have begun a collaboration which, taking the wool from Nancy’s flock of Zwartbles as the inspiration, is bringing a ready made range of products from sheep to shop. The Orkney Tweeds come from completely natural undyed yarn sourced from small Orkney flocks and is then spun and woven in Shetland into classic traditional timeless patterns. You can find the full range of products at the shop in Dounby. Open

Open All year round Mon to Fri - 10am to 6pm Saturday - 10am to 1pm * *Extended opening times during Summer months include Sundays, please check Facebook for details, alternatively you can arrange for an out of hours visit by contacting Fiona.

Retail Outlets

Kirkwall - Ortak, Odinstone, Christine Clarke’s, Judith Glue Stromness - The Waterfront Gallery St Margaret’s Hope - The Workshop & Loft Gallery Rousay - Craft Hub Westray - Hume Sweet Hume

Directions:

From Finstown: on the Kirkwall to Stromness Road turn off onto the A986 to Dounby. Pass the Co-op in Dounby and we are by the Masonic Hall on the left hand side of the road.

Pay by

Cash, cheque or most cards

Mail order service available

A visit to Andrew {AKA The Harray Potter} is a must. He retires on Halloween 2016! So it’s Last Orders Please. Admire the ranges of skilfully made ceramics. dinner services, goblet sets, jugs and bowls, salt pigs and exciting individual pieces. Andrew’s pottery suits many tastes and pockets. Tiny salt bowls and spoons. Wee candle pots and lovely ceramic brooches and buttons. Much of his work is inspired by his researches into ancient archaeological themes. Orkney’s rich past is a speciality. So he has now crafted an epic novel, ‘Skara’ set on Orkney’s Neolithic: A must read Orkney book. In Harray Potter’s Stromness shop you can reflect on even more of the amazing pieces: Especially the treatment of prehistoric art on contemporary pots. {You might even think of buying his premises and having your very own Craft Business?}

Season

All year

Open

Monday to Saturday 9.48 am to 5.51 pm Sundays 1.47 pm to 5.39 pm Staff training: alternate Wednesdays from 11.21 am to 11.37 am. You are welcome to watch

Retail Outlets

Kirkwall - We Frame It, Sheila Fleet, Ortak Gallery, Visit Orkney, Orkney Museum Stromness - Harray Potter Birsay - Birsay Bay Tearoom Tankerness - The Airport Shop South Ronaldsay - The Workshop and Loft Gallery, Tomb of the Eagles Italian Chapel - Orkney Winery Westray - Westray Heritage Centre

Price Range

£1.25 to £507.38

Pay by

Cash, credit cards, Euros, Dollars, Kroner, Yen (Not Zloty yet)

Work in progress... Mountains of it!

Directions:

From South Ronaldsay and Kirkwall: Take the A965 towards Stromness; turn right at the A986 for two and 3/16th miles. The Pottery is a big whitish building with a huge red teapot painted high on the gable. From Stromness: take the A965 and turn left behind Maes Howe. Wind along the lovely Stoneyhill Road. After two and 1/3rd miles, left again for 307 meters.

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MICHAEL SINCLAIR WOODTURNER Shop and Gallery Michael & Sara Sinclair Howar, Grimeston, Harray, Orkney Isles, KW17 2JT Tel 01856 761099 • Mobile 07523244119 info email: [email protected] • www.michael-sinclair-woodturner.co.uk

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Michael Sinclair Woodturner is a small business owned and run by husband and wife team, Michael and Sara Sinclair from our home in the heart of Neolithic Orkney. Michael is self-taught with over 25 years’ experience working on the lathe. An experienced eye allows him to see the potential in the raw logs, which are then processed on site with our own sawmill, to the finished pieces. The skills and techniques gained over the years allow him to obtain the desired design and quality of finish for each item. He also uses exotic timbers, leather and silver to embellish the timber. All this results in creating unique and bespoke pieces to enhance any home or other surrounding.

Directions:

From the Kirkwall – Stromness Road A965, take the Harray/ Dounby turning A986 for 2 miles, take a left to Grimeston (2nd signed turn from main road). We are 300m on the left ‘MS Gallery’ .GPS: 59o 1’26”N 003o10’40.4”W (more accurate than postcode) Ample parking, level access.

Season

All year round

Open

April to Sept: Mon – Fri 10 – 5, Sat/Sun 11 – 4 Oct to March: Mon – Sat 11 – 4 (We are usually here at other times but ring first to be sure)

Retail Outlets

Our Gallery, our online shop, Ortak in Kirkwall, The Orkney Brewery in Quoyloo

Price Range

From £15 upwards

Pay by

Cash, Visa, Mastercard, switch, Maestro, PayPal

Work in Progress most days; commissions undertaken; coffee always on.

Ingrid Grieve Toumal Art Studio, Orphir, Orkney KW17 2RB Tel. 07810 720981 • [email protected] • www.toumalart.co.uk

The ever-changing moods and colours of Orkney’s wild seas, open skies and rolling landscapes provide the inspiration for artist Ingrid Grieve, who strives to capture the essence of her island homeland through an instinctive and passionate approach to painting. Although Ingrid had long harboured a desire to work as an artist, it wasn’t until she was in her forties that she decided the moment was right to pursue her dream. Giving up full-time work, she undertook formal training at Orkney College, studying first for an HNC and then HND in art. She graduated in 2009, setting up her own studio five years later in the garden of her home in Orphir – toumal is an old Orkney dialect word meaning ‘the field belonging to the house’ – taking full advantage of the site’s spectacular views across the expanse of Scapa Flow. Immensely proud of her Orcadian heritage, Ingrid’s work is very much about place. You won’t find any people in her paintings, but she’ll often incorporate some elements of human interaction with the Orkney environment, recognising the part generations of farmers and fishermen have played in shaping the landscape. Visitors are welcome at her Orphir studio, where her work can be viewed and bought. Ingrid also produces prints of her oils and regularly exhibits throughout the islands.

Directions:

From Stromness: after the bridge turn right onto the Orphir road A964. Follow the road round through the Orphir Village and look for the signs on left about 1/2 mile past the end of the village speed limits. From Kirkwall: head out the Orphir road and look for the sign on right hand side about 1 mile after the Germiston Road junction.

Season

May-October

Open

Thursday and Friday 10.30am-5pm Other times by arrangement Winter Opening: The Studio is closed over the winter but I would be delighted to open if you would like to visit! Drop by or contact me first to make sure I am home.

Retail Outlets

Toumal Art Gallery Kirkwall: Ortak Sandwick: Skaill House Dounby: Castaway Crafts Rousay: Craft Hub

Pay by

Mastercard and Visa

Framed prints and cards also available!

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Hand crafted jewellery from Orkney by Steven Cooper The Workshop, Old Finstown Road, St Ola, Orkney, KW15 1TR Tel 01856 871861 • [email protected] • www.aurora-jewellery.co.uk

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Our philosophy is simple - to create progressive, design-led jewellery of the highest quality using traditional methods. We have a small, highly skilled and close knit team. Designers Teresa Shearer and Emma Thomson work in harmony with talented pattern maker Steven Cooper. Every piece of our jewellery is carefully finished by hand by our workshop team. We also offer a jewellery commission service - engagement, wedding and commitment rings or anything else you desire. Call in and see our extensive range of silver and gold jewellery. The workshop enjoys a splendid view over Scapa Flow. Visitors are able to view work in progress from the shop You can also visit our shop in Kirkwall at 69 Albert Street (Tel: 01856 871521).

Workshop: Great Western Road, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1AN • Tel: 01856 87 3201 Shop: 10 Albert Street, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1AO • Tel: 01856 878346 www.ortak.co.uk • mail: [email protected]

Designer Jewellery Mike and the team invite you to visit our “peedie” workshop in the heart of Kirkwall, where you can see first hand the entire process, from initial sketch right through to the finished piece of beautifully handcrafted jewellery. A warm welcome awaits everyone.

Make your dreams a reality...

Aurora - jewellery as individual as you are. Directions:

From the East Mainland we are one and a half miles out of Kirkwall on the Old Finstown Road c1 (A965) overlooking Scapa Flow. From the West Mainland drive past Finstown on A965 for 1.4 miles, turn right at Craft Trail jewellery sign. Turn left at the Craft Trail sign, drive on past Wideford Hill and you will see Aurora on the left.

Bespoke is our speciality! Season

All year

Open

Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm

Season

All year

Retail Outlets

Kirkwall - Aurora, Christine Clarke, W. Hourston Stromness - The Quernstone

Open

Monday to Friday 9am - 4pm

Pay by

Cash, cheque, Switch, all major credit cards

Pay by

Cash, Cheque, all major credit cards

Forwarding service available

Directions:

Located on Great Western Road just a few minutes walk from the town centre.

Jewellery from £15

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Furniture Artisan – Bespoke Furniture

Jackie & Marlene Miller

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Dellovo, New Scapa Road, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1BL Tel 01856 872492 Mob 07742428727 • [email protected] www.orkneyhandcraftedfurniture.co.uk • www.bespokefurniturekirkwall.co.uk

12 Scapa Court, Kirkwall, Orkney KW15 1BJ Tel 01856 872517 • [email protected] • www.scapacraftsorkneychairs.co.uk

Unique Chairs, Unique Quality . . . . . from Scapa Crafts Orkney Chairs have been at the heart of the home for many generations. Many a person would have relaxed in an Orkney Chair at the fireside, cosy and protected from the draughts sneaking through the old stone house. Today we still make our Orkney Chairs from the traditional materials of oat straw and wood but they are now more in demand as an example of beautiful craftmanship and tradition than for warmth, though their upright, shaped design offers therapeutic protection for your back.

Directions:

As well as the traditional driftwood we make Orkney Chairs in high quality hardwoods: Oak, Walnut and Sapele and in 3 sizes: Gent’s, Lady’s and Child’s, all available with a Hood and/or Drawer. We welcome you to our Kirkwall Workshop to see our Orkney Chairs and watch the ancient craft of strawweaving.

We are halfway between Kirkwall Harbour and Highland Park Distillery. Follow our signs!

Visit our new online showroom: www.scapacraftsorkneychairs.co.uk We look forward to meeting you! Jackie & Marlene Miller.

Season

All year

Open

Monday to Friday Usually 10am - 5pm Please call 01856 872517

Retail Outlets

Kirkwall - Our workshop or order from our online showroom

Pay by

Cash, Cheque, Visa, Mastercard, Visa Debit

Work in progress throughout the year Wheelchair access to Workshop Worldwide delivery, welcome assured!

You are invited to visit Fraser Anderson’s award-winning bespoke furniture and witness a craft centuries in the making. Orkney Hand Crafted Furniture specialises in the production of Orkney chairs, a design unique to the Islands, whilst also designing pieces of bespoke furniture It has been my ambition to create furniture from wood from a young age, as a Orcadian, the opportunity to craft these unique chairs has seen this ambition fulfilled. It is very satisfying to keep a long-standing tradition alive. The challenge of being able to produce Orkney chairs from natural Orcadian materials such as driftwood and straw, whilst exploring modern variations, led me to establish my business in 2004. Orkney Hand Crafted Furniture is now successfully producing traditional chair designs whilst moving the craft forward with innovative designs. As the business has developed, there is a variety of traditional and modern pieces of furniture also available such as mirrors, creepies, Orkney stools, tables, rustic furniture, cabinets, outdoor furniture and special commissions.

Directions:

From town centre, heading up Junction Road, towards Highland Park and Scapa Beach, take first left after Balfour Hospital. Workshop is sign posted across garden path.

Season

All year

Open

Monday - Saturday 9am - 5pm (I am usually here at other dates and times but ring first to be sure)

Retail Outlets

Please phone for details

Pay by

Cash, cheque, Visa, Mastercard, Switch, Maestro

Mail order available

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Celina Rupp Jewellery

Clovelly, Holm, Orkney, KW17 2RU Tel. 01856781770 • [email protected] www.celinaruppjewellery.co.uk

Country Workshop & Kirkwall Gallery sheilafleet.com • 01856 861 203

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Celina Rupp Jewellery is designed,  created and handcrafted in Orkney

“I’m inspired by where I live” Sheila was brought up on a farm in South Ronaldsay in a landscape marked by time. She studied at Edinburgh College of Art and went on to gain an OBE and Honorary Degree. Her distinctive designs are collected all over the world and are known for their vibrant enamel colours and fine hand finish. Over the years many of Sheila’s collections have been influenced by the island’s rich heritage and the creative talents of our ancestors. The ancient script on our Ogham collection pictured opposite reads “A blessing on the soul”. Orkney is the home of Sheila Fleet Jewellery. Explore Sheila’s Kirkwall Gallery and visit her Country Workshop in Tankerness where Sheila invites you to watch your jewellery and rings being crafted with care.

Directions

Country Workshop - from Kirkwall first left after Airport into Tankerness, follow Craft Trail signs Kirkwall Gallery - in Old Town 100m from Harbour at 30 Bridge Street.

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Season

Open all year

Open

9am-5pm Monday-Saturday 11am-4pm Sundays June-August

Retail Outlets

Workshop Tankerness near Airport Kirkwall Gallery 30 Bridge Street Online at sheilafleet.com

Pay by

Cash, cheque and all major debit and credit cards

Workshop - jewellers & enamellers work Mon-Fri Disabled access at Workshop Mail order and worldwide delivery

From her workshop in Holm, Celina creates her collections of Jewellery which are inspired by Orkney’s beautiful landscape and heritage. We are focused on providing a high quality service and customer satisfaction. Celina has lived in Orkney for the majority of her life and now lives in the Parish of Holm with her family. Celina has gained much of her experience from working within the jewellery trade, learning the fine skills required for her hand crafted pieces. It is the breathtaking landscape of the Orkney Islands, which gives her the inspiration for her unique collections. Her inspiration comes mainly from the beautiful and stunning scenery which surrounds her. Celina’s jewellery collections aim to inspire you, as much as she is inspired by beautiful surroundings.

Directions:

From Kirkwall take the A961 towards St Mary’s. After about 6 miles, turn left onto the minor road signposted ‘Biggings’ and follow the ‘Celina Rupp Jewellery’ signs.

Season

April-October

Open

Mon-Saturday 10am – 5pm

Retail Outlets

Lambholm - Orkney Wine Company Kirkwall - Starlings, Craft shop in Ortak Burray - Orkney Fossil and Heritage centre

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Zoe Davidson Jewellery

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Orkneyinga Silversmiths

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Fluke Jewellery

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The Woolshed

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Castaway Crafts

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Alison Moore Designs

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Harray Potter Ltd

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Michael Sinclair Woodturner

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Toumal Art Studio Ortak

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Scapa Crafts

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Orkney Handcraft Furniture

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Sheila Fleet

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Celina Rupp

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Vindlyse Gallery

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The Workshop & Loft Gallery

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Hoxa Tapestry Gallery

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Hume Sweet Hume

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Nortwa

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The Crafthub

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Skara Brae Maes Howe Ring of Brodgar Broch of Gurness Brough of Birsay Round Church & Earl’s Bu Kirbister Farm Museum Corrigall Farm Museum Italian Chapel Churchill Barriers Fossil & Heritage Museum Tomb of the Eagles The Gloup Noltland Castle

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Artist Bert Simpson

A craft producers’ co-operative specialising in knitwear and local crafts

Vindlyse Gallery, St.Marys, Holm, Orkney, KW17 2RT Tel.01856781441 • [email protected] • www.bertsimpson.com

Front Road, St Margaret’s Hope, South Ronaldsay, Orkney, KW17 2SL Tel 01856 831587 • [email protected] • www.workshopandloftgallery.co.uk

The gallery shows the wide range original watercolours, oils and prints by Bert Simpson a graduate of Edinburgh College of Art now living and working in the village of St.Marys. He has worked in design, has been a potter but painting has always played a central role in his life and the gallery show the wide and varied range of his work. As an islander he portrays a strong sense of the islands in his landscapes, seascapes and still life painting. His work reflects the character and atmosphere of a gentle pastoral landscape which rolls down to meet a dominant and ever changing seascape. The surrounding sea reflects a special light from the huge skies and together they create captivating moods and drama.

The town and villages of Orkney hug the coast and create their own special vernacular style in places that the land meets the sea and where you find echoes of a time when the fruits of both have merged to meet the

Season

April to September

Open

Fixed summer opening times June to August 2.00 to 5.00pm. Bert is happy to see visitors anytime throughout the year, ring the doorbell or phone to make sure he is at home 2.00 to 5.00pm.

Directions:

Vindlyse Gallery is located in the village of St Mary’s, 7 miles south of Kirkwall on the A961.

needs of the inhabitants. You will also find still life studies that feature the flotsam and jetsam that wash up around the shores. These items have been sculpted and shaped by the sea and the elements and tell their own stories.

Retail Outlets

Credit cards and cheques

Forwarding service available

The Workshop is a craft producers’ co-operative in the picturesque village of St Margaret’s Hope. It was established in 1978 for the benefit of local craftspeople and specialises in high quality knitwear and Orcadian crafts. Created using beautiful yarns and contemporary classic designs, the Workshop’s unique range of knitwear combines traditional hand-knitting skills with intriguing patterns based on motifs inspired by the sea and the island way of life. The Workshop is also a showcase for an impressive range of the best in local art and crafts including jewellery, ceramics, textiles, prints, photographs and cards. The Loft Gallery is a delightful small gallery, flooded with natural light and providing an intimate venue for exhibitions throughout the season.

Season

February to December

Open

Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm (March - December) 10am - 1pm (February)

Pay by

Cash, Visa, Mastercard etc.

Forwarding service available

Directions:

Take the A961 from Kirkwall across the Churchill Barriers to South Ronaldsay. At St Margaret’s Hope, turn right and continue down into the village. Follow The Workshop signs to the Front Road.

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hoxa tapestry gallery tapestry rugs drawing painting

Lizza and Jenna Hume

Leila & Jo Thomson

Pierowall Village, Westray, Orkney KW17 2BZ Tel 01857 677259 • [email protected] • www.humesweethume.com 19

Hoxa, St Margaret’s Hope, Orkney, KW17 2TW Tel 01856 831395 • www.hoxatapestrygallery.co.uk

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Leila Thomson graduated from Edinburgh College of Art and returned home to Orkney to work, creating large, unique, handwoven tapestries inspired by the rhythm of life and landscape of Orkney. the Gallery opened in June 1996 with visitors and commissions coming from all around the world. Now joined by daughter, Jo, a painting graduate from Edinburgh College of Art and son, Andrew, they have created a diverse and exciting family business. A wide range of products are available to purchase at the gallery: tapestries, drawings, paintings, cards, prints and handcrafted Shetland wool rugs.

From our workshop, located on Westray, one of the most northerly of the Orkney Islands, we create a range of the knitted garments and home textiles. Taking inspiration from the colours and textures of the environment around us and using natural, luxury yarns, we aim to create products which, whilst reflective of our island, are equally at home anywhere in the world. Our shop overlooks Pierowall Bay and is a stones throw from the beach. Our Workshop is situated at the back of our premises. Visit us here in Westray where you will be able to browse at your leisure and view a more extensive range of our products. We do hope to see you soon but if you can’t make it this time visit our website.

Directions: Directions:

Three miles from St. Margaret’s Hope. Follow the Craft Trail signs to Hoxa, up past the Smithy museum, out past the Sands o’ Wright beach. The Gallery overlooks Scapa Flow. Ample parking available. FREE ENTRY Disabled access. No public toilets.

Season

April to September

Open

Monday to Friday 10am - 5.30pm Saturday and Sunday 2pm - 6pm

Pay by

Cash, cheque, Visa, Mastercard, Switch.

From Kirkwall Harbour take Orkney Ferries to Westray (crossing approx. 1 hour 20 mins) www.orkneyferries. co.uk or take a local flight from Kirkwall airport. Follow signs for Pierowall Village. Hume Sweet Hume sits facing the beach on the main road through the village. Just look for the Craft Trail signs.

Season

All year

Open

Monday to Saturday 10am - 5pm (Seasonal Sunday opening 2.30pm - 4.30pm)

Retail Outlets

Kirkwall - The Longship Stromness - The Quernstone St Margaret’s Hope - The Workshop Tankerness - Sheila Fleet

Pay by

Cash, cheque, Switch and most major credit cards

Mail order available via website

The Gallery in the Nortwa’

The Crafthub C.I.C.

Bill McArthur

3 Lettan, Sanday, Orkney, KW17 2BP

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The Pier Workshop, Rousay, Orkney, KW17 2PU Tel : 01856 821455 • [email protected] www.crafthuborkney.co.uk • Facebook : The Crafthub

Tel 01857 600381 [email protected] www.seascape-art-orkney.co.uk

Like a number of the other members of the Orkney Craft Trail Bill McArthur is a graduate of Edinburgh College of Art. His seascapes, primarily done in oils, derive from his many years spent working as a commercial fisherman round the Scottish coasts and as far afield as St Kilda and Rockall. They also reflect the beautiful beaches and coastline of Sanday where he and his family have lived for many years Prints of many of his paintings are also available in a range of sizes from the studio.

Directions:

From the ferry at Loth take the road towards the Start Lighthouse but when you come to the sign at the turn-off for the lighthouse keep to the narrow main road which then takes a very steep left turn. Half a mile along this road you will see the Nortwa’ Studio signs on the left..

Season

Pay by

Season There are no set opening hours, as the artist is happy to hold ‘open studio’ whenever he’s at home, regardless of the time of year. An advance telephone call is advisable if you are planning a visit, as, weather permitting, the artist may have gone fishing. Tel. 01857600 381. Pay by Cash, cheque or Paypal

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Quality hand made Art and Crafts from Rousay, Egilsay and Wyre The Crafthub opened in May 2013 as a Community run social enterprise, providing an art and craft retail outlet and workshop space on Rousay. The products on sale in the shop are a variety of unique, quality hand-made art and craft products mainly produced locally by art and crafts people living on our 3 islands, Rousay, Egilsay and Wyre, with a few selected items from the craft network in Orkney. The majority have been influenced by local traditions, heritage and the breath-taking surroundings of our islands. When we opened we had 15 crafters exhibiting their products, there are now over 60 crafters, with an impressive range of quality hand made products including textiles, paintings, cards, wood, glass, photographs, jewellery, pottery and much more. There are also regular traditional craft workshops at The Crafthub, for both adults and children to join, as well as informal drop in sessions and craft demonstrations. Please contact us for details, either by phone or check the website/facebook page. Refreshments, seating area, free Wifi, Orkney Ice Cream, local leaflets, maps and information available.

Directions:

The island of Rousay is situated off West Mainland, easy to access for a day trip. Take the A966 from Finstown to Tingwall ferry. Then take the 20 minute ferry to Rousay Pier. The Crafthub is situated 2 minutes walk up from Rousay pier on the right hand side.

Season

February to December

Open

March to September - 6 days a week, 11am – 5.30pm (also Sundays from May) October to February - Mon to Fri - 1pm – 4pm (Closed January)

Pay by

Cash, cheque, paypal or most cards accepted

Workshops/Events: Check website/facebook or phone for information Shop online at www.crafthuborkney.co.uk

Additional Members of Orkney Crafts Association (not on Craft Trail)

Orkney Craft Association members’ work can be purchased from their own galleries and workshops when you visit, or from various retail shops throughout the islands. OCA members also have a selected range available to view and buy at the “Ortak Galleries” outlet on Kirkwall’s Albert Street. Display cabinets showing our members’ work are also located at Kirkwall Airport, the Stromness NorthLink Ferry Terminal and the Kirkwall Tourist Information Centre.

Not all members workshops are suitable for public access, and in the next section you will find adverts and information on OCA members who are not on the Craft Trail, but who sell their products in various local shops. Do take the time to look them up as well for even more options on what to take home with you.

Additional Members of Orkney Crafts Association (not on Craft Trail)

Additional Members of Orkney Crafts Association (not on Craft Trail)

Stewart Moar

Jewellery

Stoursdale Studio, Cot of Stoursdale, Stenness, Orkney Tel 01856 761758 • [email protected] • www.stewartmoarjewellery.co.uk While visiting Maeshowe/Standing Stones in Stenness visit Stewart Moar Jewellery (1 mile away). Born and brought up in Orkney. Stewart produces a wide range of jewellery including Scottish, Celtic, Norse and stunning contemporary pieces, all with a strong local influence. Resisting temptation to use modern mechanical machinery his jewellery retains a more intricate three dimensional sculptural look. His full range of jewellery is available to buy at his workshop/studio in Stenness where he designs and manufactures all his own work. Open: Sun, Tues, Wed and Fri 10am - 4pm, Mon and Thurs 12.30pm - 4pm, Closed Saturday (other times please call in advance)

Retail Outlets

Kirkwall - Judith Glue, Odinstone Stromness – Waterfront Gallery Skaill - Skaill House

Additional Members of Orkney Crafts Association (not on Craft Trail) Hilary Grant

Knitwear and Textiles

Additional Members of Orkney Crafts Association (not on Craft Trail) Jane Glue

www.janeglue.com

Houth, Houton Bay, Orphir, Orkney, KW17 2NA Tel: 01856 811404 • Mob: 07821310616 [email protected] • www.hilarygrant.co.uk

Buy on line cards, prints, coasters, originals, etc

Hilary Grant is women’s knitwear label, based in Orphir, Orkney. Their studio, based in the ground floor of a 300 year old house is located by the shore near the home of Victorian explorer John Rae. Hilary draws upon traditional knitted patterns, translating them through her contemporary and graphic lens. She creates original and colourful knitted women’s accessories that are wearable, well-crafted and designed to bring joy to the gloomiest of days. Hilary Grant knitwear can be found all over the world, from Orkney’s most prestigious outlets to the famous Hankyu department store in Osaka. Collections include: Circle Scarves, Cowls, Scarves, Mittens, Fingerless Mitts, Shawls and Pom Hats.

Retail Outlets

Leo Kerr

Kirkwall - The Longship • Quoyloo - The Orkney Brewery Visitor Centre St Margaret’s Hope – The Workshop and Loft Gallery • Buy online www.hilarygrant.co.uk

Designer Furniture & Interiors

Kerriday, Burray, Orkney, KW17 2SS Tel: 01856 731935 Mob: 07742123470 www.leokerr.co.uk Email: [email protected]

Burray - Leo, Kerr, Kerri day Kirkwall - Sheila Fleet

Elaine Henderson

Contemporary Ceramics

Tel: 01856 852926 • [email protected] Elaine offers an extensive selection of work in a remarkable variety of styles and finishes. In addition to her hand-thrown stoneware and earthenware collections of jugs, bowls, vases, mugs and tiles, Elaine painstakingly creates all of the art used for her fine Staffordshire bone china transfer work, which has over 30 different designs to choose from. The colours and textures of the constantly changing Orkney landscape are a constant source of inspiration for Elaine, as is the nature and wildlife of the islands. Her distinctive work, which marries functionality with aesthetic appeal, is all of the highest quality. Elaine enjoys experimenting with pottery techniques and glazes to produce striking exhibition quality pieces and will happily accept commissions too.

Retail Outlets

Retail Outlets

Celia Clark

Local shops that stock Jane Glue products include Judith Glue, 25 Broad st, Kirkwall, Ortak, Albert st,Kirkwall, Kirkwall Tourist office, Kirkwall airport, Quernstone, Stromness.

Digital Artwork and Encaustic Wax Painting

Hagi Hús Gallery, Millfield, Toab, Orkney, KW17 2QU Tel: 01856 781200 • www.hagihusgallery.co.uk

Based in the Orkney islands Leo has been creating bespoke furniture for over 20 years! Leo has a passion for innovative and original design. Each piece is individually crafted using the highest quality materials and construction! All wood used is from home grown native timbers, hand selected direct from the sawmill.

Retail Outlets

Artist

Stromness - Quernstone Kirkwall - The Longship, Sheila Fleet, Ortak Dounby - Castaway Burray - The Fossil Centre St Margaret’s Hope – The Workshop and Loft Gallery. Also on Facebook as Scapa Studios at Sorpool.

Celia Clark is an artist working in two contrasting ways. She works digitally, manipulating photographs to produce creative images with a graphic feel that explores detail, colour and line and she also works in a more organic way painting with encaustic wax exploring the sea and surrounding landscape of Orkney. There are cards, prints, canvases and encaustic wax pieces available and visitors are very welcome to pop into the gallery, shop and studio to see Celia and her work. The gallery is located on the A960 about 6 miles from Kirkwall. It’s on the right hand side about 3/4 mile after the Quoyburray Inn and just before The Sebay Mill. Open: April to September, Thursday to Saturday from 1.30pm - 5.30pm.

Retail Outlets

Kirkwall - Ortak Toab - Hagi Hús Gallery. Also on Facebook as Celia Clark at Hagi Hus Gallery

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