A warm welcome awaits you when you come and visit us at 1-3 Brabster Street, Thurso. I'm so proud to now be able to stock the work of local makers and artists. All hand picked for their expertise and skill. I place an importance on function and style, choosing simple design over unnecessary decoration. All the makers are striving to make a living from their work and I make sure everyone gets a fair price when selling their work. Having been a maker myself for over 20 years, I know the important aspects of running a studio and working together to create a beautiful space for customers is at the top of my agenda.
Please feel free to come in, browse and enjoy the space.
My husband had bought me a voucher for this workshop as a birthday gift and I wasn't quite sure what to expect having never been to one before, or even ever considered someone like me would be able to make jewellery! I couldn't have been more wrong! Lindsey talked us through some items made by previous participants, and what we might be able to achieve in the time we were allocated for the day, and asked us if we had any ideas/designs in mind and then we went from there. Did I feel apprehensive and have a shaky hand when sawing my first piece of silver, or soldering for the first time? You bet I did! but Lindsey guided us every step of the way through the various processes to achieve what we hoped we had in our minds. By lunchtime I was delighted to have made my first ever ring! During the making of my second ring design I felt at ease with the process and tried out new techniques. At the end of the session I had made two rings, and exceeded all my expectations. All that was left was to pay a very reasonable price for the silver by its weight. I have new found admiration for small businesses making their jewellery in this way as there is so much more to the process and skills than you can imagine. This is a fantastic experience and I can now see why on so many reviews people wish to return...in fact I will be one of them.... Thank you so much Lindsey!