John Marsh lives and works in
Tobermory making chandeliers and other articles from horn
and antlers, he exports worldwide these exclusive and
bespoke products. Chandeliers are individually created
from naturally cast red deer antlers. Casting is a natural
process, the deer drop and regrow their antlers every year
and they are collected and selected for various uses.
Sarah has lived in Tobermory on the Isle of Mull for
approximately eight years and runs a B & B with her husband
Mike and daughter Ruth.
She has been taking photographs for over 30 years and is
interested in a wide range of photography.
In the last couple of years she has been exploring and
developing a more abstract interpretation of this beautiful
island, with its wonderfully varied light and landscape,
using shape, colour and texture.
Naomi has lived in
Tobermory nearly all her life arriving here when she was
just 10 months old. She attended Tobermory High School.
She has always been
artistic and creative and enjoys making jewellery and shell
related crafts, recently Naomi has been making candles and
loves to experiment with unusual designs.
Helen is a printmaker and painter working from her home,
Frachadil, near Calgary. She is inspired by Mull, its
landscape, wildlife and flora.
Helen often paints on wood with gouache and goldleaf, the
panels housed in glass fronted boxes. Feathers, fish and
birds' eggs are favourite subjects.
Most of her work is exhibited on the island. She tries to
have a couple of shows a year and has exhibited throughout
Scotland. A Christmas show held every other year at
Frachadil is very popular.
Gill Govan has a
glass workshop in Tobermory, where she hand cuts, casts,
paints and fuses glass. She uses a mixture of Cathedral,
Bullseye and Dicrhoic glass and creates jewellery, as well
as home furnishings, from door knobs to chandeliers. All the
pieces are handmade and shaped, fusing the glass in a
specialist kiln and due to the processes used in manufacture
no two pieces are ever quite the same. Gill also designs and
makes ratchet hooked wool rugs.
Dichroic glass was
originally developed for the space industry. For use by
NASA. Thin layers of rare metallic oxides are vaporized and
deposited on the surface of the glass, in a high
temperature, vacuum furnace. These coatings transmit
certain wavelengths of light while reflecting others, which
provides the varied and often dramatic colour changes.
Dawn Reade is a printmaker working predominately in
linocut. While the majority of her work is in monochrome,
Dawn has been introducing colour to her work more recently.
Inspiration for the work comes largely from the places and
people she encounters both on Mull and further afield. Dawn
likes to interpret landscapes with a quirky sense of
perspective, and often includes people or animals within the
Dawn also makes jewellery and exhibits work at An Tobar,
Tobermory, The Carthouse Gallery, Calgary Hotel, The
Steadings Gallery, Glengorm, The Castle Galley, Inverness.
Dawn was born in Belfast in 1972, and moved to Mull after
graduating from the University of Edinburgh in 1994. In 1999
Dawn took a short course in relief printmaking at Edinburgh
College of Art. Having developed the craft over the years
since then, Dawn has had her work selected for exhibition at
the ‘Originals’ printmaking exhibition at the Mall Galleries
in London, and has illustrated two books by Guy Grieve.
Nick Holmes makes colour photographs of atmospheric
landscapes and seascapes of the Isle of Mull, and detailed
studies of the ever-changing interface between land and
water - streams and pools; beaches and shores. His work is
available in selected retail outlets and by mail order - he
is also available for location commissions.
Nick is a self-taught photographer living on Mull since
1979. He has exhibited in Europe and the UK most recently at
the Mussel Inn Gallery, Glasgow with his work 'Sea Margins',
and at AN TOBAR, Tobermory with the exhibition 'Signs of a
Life', documenting the site and contents of a traditional
crofting steadings before demolition. He was selected as an
artist-in-residence at the Rocky Mountains National Park in
Colorado in 2009 where he make work and produced a
photo-documentary presentation about Isabella Bird. He was
also the official photographer for the Tobermory Centenary
of Isabella Bird and official photographer for the
Pittenweem Arts Festival 2006. He was recipient of a
Glennfiddich 'Living in Scotland' Award for Mull: From Past
to Present for the Future' in 1987
ceramics by Ingrid van Donselaar
was born in Amsterdam and, some seventeen years ago,
travelled to Mull to settle down with John. Before we moved
here I made fantasy figures (gnomes, wizards and hags) that
sold in shops, galleries, and at specialist craft fairs.
Once I reached Mull, I soon realised that the birds and
beasties were my real passion. These pieces are made with a
smooth earthenware clay - smooth to be able to get the
detail - earthenware to be able to have bright colours
(firing to higher temperatures means you can use only
'earthy' or pale colours).
Unfortunately, earthenware clays will not withstand frosts,
so please be nice to your birds and beasties, and don't
leave them outside in the winter.
No moulds are used in the making of these pieces, which are
all individually hand crafted. Even the same species will
not be the same animal, with small differences between every
piece - just like real life. This means they do take more
time to make, and more time to glaze, but I think they are
photographs by John Cable
first started taking photographs fifty years ago. Soon
afterwards I began developing and processing my own films -
in black and white of course. I attempted processing colour
prints, but found it more complicated than I had the time or
the patience for, and so moved onto transparencies. At one
time I was producing tape-slide shows with music, but then
the whole process became too expensive. Only when digital
cameras became more readily available - about eight years
ago - did I take up my hobby again.
have a Fuji Finepix 9600 camera with which many of my
pictures are taken. However, I now always carry a
Panansonic Lumix TZ4, so more and more pictures are taken
with this verstile little camera. All my photographs are
printed at home on an Epson Stylus Photo R1800 A3 sized
printer onto Epson Premium Glossy or Semigloss paper, with
Epson Ultrachrome high gloss inks.
All photographs rely on light to exist. The best ones have
that extra 'sparkle'. While collecting pictures for one
reason or another, I find myself, literally, "Chasing the
Light" as the sun goes down behind the hill, or around the
corner. Obtaining the right picture often means being in
the right place at the right time - with the right weather -
not always an easy task on Mull. However, I thoroughly
enjoyed finding these images, and I hope you enjoy them too.
Georgia graduated from Grays School of Art in Aberdeen with
a Masters degree in printmaking. She works mostly with lino
relief prints, incorporating Chine Collé
collage. Her greeting card designs are reproductions of
original lino prints and pencil drawings, they are printed
using solid ink technology which is more environmentally
friendly than regular inkjet or laser printing - the ink is
non-toxic and requires no cartridges.
Her handbags and textiles are handmade from recycled
materials and vintage fabrics. Bespoke bags can be ordered
directly from the artist using fabrics of your choice.
Also, animal portraits can be commissioned.
Georgia moved to Mull in 1989 and lives near Dervaig. She
works as a website and graphic designer.
have lived on Mull for the past 10 years running a
photographic business, with my partner, which takes us all
over the world. When home I make items from natural fabrics,
salvaged & felted holey jumpers, vintage linens and
materials sourced on my travels. I love to re-use fabrics
and give them a second life.
Like many people I was taught to sew by my mother and have
always enjoyed making and working with fabrics.
My designs of simple motifs on everyday objects are intended
to reflect both usefulness and decoration. Practical can be
Rosalind Reid's work covers aspects of drawing, painting,
illustration and lino cuts. Her subject matter includes
landscpae , still life and portraits amongst others.
Commissions for work are welcome (outcome negotiable).
Rosalind studied at Edinburgh College of Art and Moray House
College of Education. She has also completed a BA(hons) in
History of Modern Art, Design and Film and an MA Film
Studies. Rosalind lives in Tobermory