Much of my time recently has been taken up working on a wonderful new project - Artisan Edinburgh.   This beautiful book is the culmination of interviews and studio visits with some of the city’s finest makers, giving a unique insight into their individual studios and the inspirations behind their craft and their process.  

Published by the History Press it profiles the work of 24 artists and designer makers -  Jewellers Kaz Robertson,  Elizabeth Jane Campbell, Misun Won, Hannah Louise lamb and Rebecca Wilson.  It also includes Ceramic Artists Frances Priest and Lara Scobie and Ceramic Designer Maker Myer Halliday; Silversmith Bryony Knox; Fashion Designer Judy R Clark; Papercut Illustrator Emily Hogarth; Mosaic Artist Helen Miles; Weaver James Donald; Furniture Maker and Designers Namon Gaston and Jonathan Pang; Textile Designer and Printmaker Lucy Engels; Printed Textile Designer Fiona McIntosh; Kiltmaker Veronica Rose; Glass Artist Choi Keeryong; Traditional Signwriter Robin Abbey; Upholsterer and Furniture Maker Peter Holmes; Leather Artisan Simon Harvey-Potts; Designer & Milliner Sally-Ann Provan and Maker in Wood & Metal Mette Fruegaard-Jensen.  

It's been fascinating having the opportunity to spend time with the artisans and share a wonderful insight into how they work, how they got started and the direction their careers have taken.  In the book you can see through stunning images that traditional methods blend with modern, cutting-edge techniques to create wonderful and unique objets d’art.

The book is now available in book stores and online on my website -

I hope you enjoy it when you see it and can marvel, as I did, at the incredible craftsmanship of the artisans.  I'm so excited to see it in print.