Anna & Tony have been together for more than half a century. Initially their work took them in wildly divergent directions: Anna had a burning ambition, from the age of seven, to be an artist, while Tony pursued career as an avionics engineer. They share a love of travel, as well as a common love of natural materials and a fine aesthetic sense.
Anna she studied at Gray’s School of Art (Aberdeen) and Edinburgh College of Art. She has taught various traditional and experimental weaving techniques - cloth, tapestry and basketry, as well as paper-making and books. Her recent repertoire has embraced constructed and mixed media experiments.
Tony began to develop his wood-turning skills from his workshop in Leith about 20 years ago. Initially, most of his work involved making equipment and objects for artists/makers, and any wood-turning involved was purely functional. About five years ago Tony discovered the joy of creating aesthetic objects in wood. He uses native British woods, and occasionally ‘exotic’ species from further afield, making simple shapes. This simplicity allows the inherent natural qualities and beauty of the wood to shine through with the minimum of embellishment and fuss.