Do you prefer to shop online, in your own time, from the convenience of your home or would you rather have a feel for the products and chat to the sales assistant before purchasing? At Skye Candles, we try to make the brand accessible to everyone, whether you can come see us in person or not. However, for one reason or another, we are not always able to offer the ranges from our independent suppliers on our website. So we decided to dedicate the space to them on our blog, introduce them a little and give you a chance to browse their platforms virtually. And we decided to start with the beautiful art and designs you can find in our shops.
Cath Waters is an award winning Scottish landscape digital artist and photographer living on the Isle of Skye.
The inspiration for Cath's landscape work comes from the special places she finds on her travels around Scotland as well as the beauty surrounding her home on the Isle of Skye.
Several years ago Cath and her family fulfilled a lifelong dream and moved to the Isle of Skye.
Cath now has workshops in Dunvegan, Isle of Skye and in Grangemouth, Central Scotland, where small teams of talented ladies print and frame Cath's artwork and make products such as mugs, coasters, tiles and Cath's range of 'wearable art' jewellery. The rest of Cath's products are all made by small suppliers in Scotland or the UK, including our shops.
Source: @cathwatersartist, Instagram
Chloe is passionate about all things colour. The inspiration behind her designs stems from a combination of Scottish life and nature and Brazilian joie de vivre. Similarly to our collections, Chloe’s art is inspired by Scottish nature and the beach on her doorstep, in a cottage just outside of Edinburgh, surrounded by light airy woods in all their beauty, sounds and smells. Combined with the life experiences Chloe got living in Brazil. This unique mash up translates into bright and beautiful designs, that are printed onto kitchenware, stationary and various textiles. Chloe’s Coo espresso cups a hit in all of our shops!
Source: @chloegardnerartanddesign, Instagram
LOUISE JENNIFER DESIGN was established in 2013 by Glasgow School of Art Masters graduate Louise Jennifer Brown. Discovering her love of Illustration and wildlife, Louise now works as a Freelance Illustrator from her studio in Glasgow developing her own brand label for her stationery and giftware collection. Besides beautiful souvenirs featuring Coos, Thistles, Puffins and other traditional Scottish themes, her range also includes stunning greeting cards which come with a small pouch wild flower and bird feed seeds!
Source: @louisejenniferdesign, Instagram
Babs Pease Design babspeasedesign.com
Babs is an Edinburgh University graduate, an artist and printmaker based in Perthshire, drawing inspiration from the beautiful landscape of the Ochils and the rich variety of flora and fauna within it. The designs are all hand carved onto linocut blocks and then printed by me, using an antique victorian relief press. Babs’ limited edition prints, greeting cards and home textiles are available in all of our stores as well as in her own etsy shop.
Source: @babs_pease, Instagram
Periodic Society periodicsociety.com
Based in East Kilbride, not far from Glasgow, Periodic Society is a family-run design company making greeting cards, coasters, postcards, prints, and framed designs. The designs lean towards the animals and landscapes of the British Isles - highland cows, stags, deer, sheep, tartan hats and comedy puffins! Adorable.
Harbour Lane is a wonderful, female led studio in South Queensferry, run by Tori Gray, specialising in illustration and print onto fabric and turned into home accessories, all hand-crafted in Scotland.
Source: @harbour.lane, Instagram
And last but not least, among of these talented artists and their stunning creations, you can find a series of unique Gaeling greeting cards, designed by our very own graphic designers Caitlin