Artists and Crafters

Meet our stallholders.
On this page we showcase some of the small local businesses you may meet at the Made in Assynt Markets. Not all stallholders may be present at every market but don’t worry if you missed one or can’t make it on the day. Most of our stallholders are also online so you can browse and buy their products from home.

Assynt Wood

  Chris is a full-time wood carver based near Lochinver, in Assynt, in the NW Highlands of Scotland. He uses trees from the local area such as Birch, Hazel and Rowan to create a wide range of functional and decorative crafts such as spoons, cups and pendants.

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The Crafty Crofters

The Crafty Crofters are a craft collective in Assynt. We started in 2014 and can be found at the local Made in Assynt Craft Market in Lochinver where we have a stall and sell our crafts.

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Stoer Ceramics
Stoer Ceramics is a small pottery based in Stoer. A large range of firing techniques are used so we have something to suit everyone's taste. Local materials are used wherever possible. 
 
The Jammery
The Jammery is small food & craft business run by Steve & Amanda Webb in Culkein Stoer.
They specialise in jams, marmalades, chutneys & sauces, all hand made on site, using a traditional stove top method to produce great quality small batch preserves with full flavour and no artificial ingredients.
 
Alongside this they also create unique crafts, art & gifts, and visitors to the Jammery during the main season
can enjoy homemade cakes, snacks & drinks.
 
The Jammery Culkein is making plans to re-open to visitors from 26th April this year,
news and updates will be published on their Facebook page.
 
 
 
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Temple of Ursa

Weeza creates magical crafts such as Bear Oracles, smudge fans and charms
inspired by the landscape and the spiritof the bears who sleep beneath it.
Her latest creative project is Bear
Bottom Meditation mats woven from local fleece so you can sit outside on
the wild hills and contemplate their beauty in warmth and comfort.

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Louise Bonnie

Louise Bonnie lives and works in Strathan, near Lochinver. She is a very talented seamstress who creates a whole range of beautiful handsewn products using high quality materials.

Highland Charcuterie & Smoke House

Award Winning Charcuterie and Smoke House,
all products (Salami, Coppa, Chorizo, Pates etc...) made using Wild Local Venison, Free Range Local Pigs, Highland Pheasant
&
Scottish Cheddar, Foraged Seaweed, Mushrooms, Bog Myrtle, Blackcurrants.

Based on the far North West Coast of Scotland, We are a small family business and we have been Making charcuterie for over 17 years.

Within the last 3 years we have won 4 “Great Taste Awards”, 7 “British Charcuterie Live Awards” (1 gold, 3 silver and 3 bronze)
and 1 “British Cured Meat Award”. 

We sell our products at Lochinver Market, On-line, Facebook, Etsy or you can drop by the house and buy directly from us.

John Ross
John Ross is a craftsman and professional deer stalker from the Highlands of Scotland with 35 years experience of climbing the mountains and glens.
 
He offers a range of high quality hand made products. All his stag horn products are sourced locally and fashioned with care and attention to detail, reflecting the craftsman's love of the Red Deer and its landscape.
 
Commissions by special arrangement.
 
If you would like to contact John to discuss a commission just send us an email and we will provide you with contact details.
 
Blue Pool Ceramics

Bespoke ceramics inspired by the spectacular Scottish mountains and sea loch outside my garden.
With such a view Jules cannot help being drawn to colours in shades of blues, greens of the landscapes and greys of the pebbles on the beach. She loves to pick up shells, pebbles, seaweed, sea-glass, and flowers/ plants and fishbones from walks on the beach to impress into her clay jewellery. 

Loch Ewe Salt & Seaweed

We are a sea salt and seaweed company based on Loch Ewe in the beautiful North West highlands of Scotland.

Our products are high in quality and mineral and element rich. We produce and sell sea salt, seaweeds. After consulting with different experts it has assured me that I am on the right track by adding these trace elements.

We feel that for healthy nutritious food you need look no further than our wonderful seas and coastlines, so allow us to cater for you and your family’s dietary needs so don’t accept anything but L.E.S.S!

 

Fodderty Woodturning

Beautiful bowls and other wood turned products, using mostly local wood
which are sourced as close to the workshop in Fodderty as possible (no felling !).

The wood is air dried for a few years, turned and then finished with natural waxes and oils.
 

Other Local Artists

This section features local artists and makers who are selling through their own websites and shops rather than at the Made in Assynt Markets.

Chris Puddephatt Photography
Chris is a photographer living in Assynt; inspired by the fabulous landscape.
 
A selection of Limited Edition Prints are available to view or purchase at the Kylesku Hotel.
 
Open editions are also available to buy online from Chris’s website, and feature an ever growing collection of images from this unique corner of Scotland.
 
 
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Shake the Tree

Contemporary & Stylish Polymer Clay Jewellery
Dorell creates beautiful, lightweight jewellery at her home in Clachtoll. She takes inspiration from the natural world and the beauty of the sea and landscape that surrounds her. She has been a longstanding member of the Made in Assynt stallholders, but is currently unable to display there regularly. Please do visit her Etsy Store.

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Assynt Ceramics

Assynt Ceramics Workshop and Gallery

Distinctive Functional Ceramics hand made by Fergus Stewart.  
 The studio and Gallery are open from Easter to end of October
Sunday - Friday 12- 6pm 
closed Saturdays.
By appointment at other times - fergus@stewartceramics.com

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Mandy Haggith

Mandy Haggith is a writer based in Assynt, in the north-west highlands of Scotland. Her work includes poetry, fiction and non-fiction and is mostly concerned with trees, bears and the sea. Yet people intrigue her, the way our minds work, how our relationships shape us and how we express ourselves in words, music and images.

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