Delights of the Highlands

A new craft gallery at Inverness Museum & Art Gallery brings a chance to buy high quality craft by some of the Highland’s best craft artists.

Ring by Merlin Planterose
Ring by Merlin Planterose Photo: Shannon Tofts

The gallery highlights a range of contemporary and heritage crafts made in the Highlands and Islands and inspired by the environment and culture of the area. It showcases the breadth, diversity, originality and skill of Highland craft, and has a supporting  programme of workshops, demonstrations and talks.

Work by Jen Deschenes
Work by Jen Deschenes Photo: Ewen Weatherspoon

The makers come from all over the Highlands and the display includes jewellery by Barbara Macleod, Heather McDermott, Merlin Planterose, Lucy Woodley, Melanie Muir and Gilly Langton, textiles by Jen Deschenes and Jennifer Cantwell of Sporran Nation, new ceramics by Julia Smith, bookbinding by Corinna Krause, sculptural pieces in natural materials by Caroline Dear and body adornment and designed pieces by Patricia Niemann.

On Thursday 6 December there will be a Christmas Crafternoon from 3pm to 5.30pm in the Foyer Gallery with seasonal refreshments, a little music, lots of craft from makers throughout the Highlands & Islands to buy for Christmas, and the chance to take part in a family snowglobe workshop.

The participating makers, some at the beginning of their careers and others more established with a national reputation, have all been involved in a HI-Arts mentoring programme to support them in developing their creative skills and business expertise.

See & Buy: Foyer Crafts Gallery 9 November 2012 – 5 January 2013
Inverness Museum & Art Gallery, Castle Wynd, Inverness, IV2 3EB
Open Thurs – Sat 10am – 5pm Free

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