17th - 20th September 2016 Cally Buchanan is showing her work for the first time post completing a year at Leith School of Art. She is joined by her great friend Tina Engell, a goldsmith, who will show her unique jewellery in Scotland for the first time.
Cally Buchanan trained as an Architectural Designer completing her course in 1982. She worked within an architectural environment on jobs as diverse as shops, banks and even an oil rig. Post having her children she worked almost exclusively for private clients who were renovating or extending their homes. Space, scale, design, texture and light has been an integral part of her working life. In 2015/16 she completed a very happy year at Leith School of Art having felt that it was time to diversify and follow a new creative path in painting. Her paintings reflect a passion for the slightly obscure, more an interpretation, the essence of objects, rather than a depiction of reality.
Tina Engell MA (RCA) is an established goldsmith based in Bath. In her workshop she designs and makes precious jewellery by hand. Having completed her four year apprenticeship as a goldsmith at Ole Lynggard, Copenhagen, Denmark in 1988 she came to London to study at the Royal College of Art in London. She graduated with a Masters in Jeweller Design in 1992. She received the Craft Council's setting up grant in 1992 and has since supplied many shops and galleries in Europe with her range of unique jewellery. She constantly updates and adds to her range of designs, which she frequently shows at fairs in Scandinavia and England. Owing to her Danish background, the strength of her work is simplicity, boldness and individuality, allowing the stones to dominate. Each stone, colour and cut is unique to each piece.