Craft Scotland, Collect 2022 - Photo by Claudia Rocha, courtesy of Craft Scotland

Craft Scotland exhibition @ Collect Art Fair 2022 – Photo by Claudia Rocha.

Crafts – At Collect art fair, Craft Scotland, the agency promoting Scottish creativity and craftsmanship, brings together the work of 11 makers ranging from silversmithing & goldsmithing, furniture making, ceramics, textiles and blacksmithing. Check the pieces we liked the most. Collect is on show until February 27 at Somerset House, London.

Craft Scotland, Collect 2022 - Ceramics by Lara Scobie - Photo by Shannon Tofts, courtesy of Craft Scotland.

Ceramics by Lara Scobie – Photo by Shannon Tofts.

Duke Christie uses local responsibly sourced timber to make sculpted forms with hand-carved textures. The work of the Moray-based furniture maker and artist is inspired by the natural environment surrounding his studio in the North East of Scotland. Duke plays with light and texture to create unique pieces that remind us of our elemental and emotional bond with the natural environment. “I aspire to celebrate wood and its imperfections and tell the story of the tree’s momentous life.”

Craft Scotland, Collect 2022 - Artefact or Relic by Duke Christie - Courtesy of Craft Scotland

Artefact or Relic by Duke Christie – Courtesy of Craft Scotland.

Lynne MacLachlan-Eastwood of Lynne MacLachlan Studio presents a series of colourful jewelry and accessories combining handcrafting and digital crafting. She uses bespoke software tools and 3D printing to materialise complex forms refined with meticulous hand finishing techniques, such as dying, polishing and construction.

Craft Scotland, Collect 2022 - Tri-Bangles by Lynne MacLachlan - Photo by Susan Castillo, courtesy of Craft Scotland

Tri-Bangles by Lynne MacLachlan – Photo by Susan Castillo.

Lara Scobie presents exquisite ceramics with organic shapes and vibrant hues. Starting with an instinctive mark-making process, her work is receptive to the moment hand-touches-clay. Fascinated with the relationship between form and surface, she allows them to inform the other as the piece develops. “The ceramics relay the spontaneous process of hand-to-paper drawing, responding to how the materials react with the marks.”

Craft Scotland, Collect 2022 - Bowl Gold Interior by Lara Scobie - Photo by Shannon Tofts, courtesy of Craft Scotland

Bowl with gold interior by Lara Scobie – Photo by Shannon Tofts.

Textile maker Jasmine Linington experiments with a variety of seaweed species hand-harvested, under license, from beaches close to Edinburgh. She uses the material as a natural dye and unique embellishments for her SeaCell fibre textiles. “I look at seaweed in new and inventive ways, currently showcasing the sustainable material’s unique position within the luxury textile market for interiors and fashion.”

Craft Scotland, Collect 2022 - Seaweed Ripple by Jasmine Linington - Photo by Jasmine Linington, courtesy of Craft Scotland

Seaweed Ripple by Jasmine Linington – Photo by Jasmine Linington.

In her early career, Eileen Gatt won a Royal Academy of Arts scholarship to work with Inuit stone carvers in Alaska. This experience has fuelled her interest in the Arctic ever since. Having collaborated with storytellers from both Scotland and North America, Eileen presents bespoke jewelry inspired by the Polar wilderness and pays homage to Inuit culture.

Craft Scotland, Collect 2022 - Ice Flow Bangle by Eileen Gatt - Photo by Sylvain Deleu, courtesy of Craft Scotland

Ice Flow Bangle by Eileen Gatt – Photo by Sylvain Deleu.

Steven & Ffion Blench of CHALK plaster furniture pieces crafted using the scagliola technique working with local pigments from the Fife Coast. Inspired by the rich history of the plastering tradition, their work aims to demonstrate that decorative plastering can be more than a heritage craft useful for the restoration or reproduction of historical designs.

Craft Scotland, Collect 2022 - Vessel Scagliola 2022 by Ffion and Steven Blench, Cullaloe Cut & Pilham Hills - Photo by Steven Khan stmcstudio, courtesy of Craft Scotland

Vessel Scagliola 2022 by Ffion and Steven Blench, Cullaloe Cut & Pilham Hills – Photo by Steven Khan stmcstudio,

Glasgow-based Susan O’Byrne specialises in the making of ceramic narrative animal forms and detailed collaged porcelain surfaces. Her work not only acknowledges the extraordinary role occupied by the animal in the imagination – populating myth, children’s stories and cultural traditions throughout history – but also the ability of the symbolic animal to embody, distill and reflect aspects of our own humanity.

Craft Scotland, Collect 2022 - Deer with Alphabet Blanket by Susan O'Byrne - Photo by Ian Marshall, courtesy of Craft Scotland

Deer with Alphabet Blanket by Susan O’Byrne – Photo by Ian Marshall.

All photos: courtesy of Craft Scotland.