Discover the beautifully designed jewellery and artwork of local artisans at this unique gallery and working studio on Iona.
Founded in 1997 by artist and weaver Mhairi Killin, the fifth generation of her mother’s family to live and work on Iona, this fantastic gallery and workshop takes its name from the Gaelic word for ‘people of the art, craft or gift.’
Aosdana is located at the St Columba Steadings, a collection of once-derelict farm buildings, which were converted to provide our workshop and gallery, together with a second space for other local artists and craft makers. Today Aosdana showcases an eclectic array of artwork and crafts that encompass jewellery, silverware, card, and artworks including original pieces by Mhairi Killin. Our traditional jewellery is created from designs by the Ritchies and by Iain MacCormick, who were inspired by the rich cultural landscape that surrounded them whilst our contemporary range includes pieces by rising stars including: Hannah Louise Lamb, Gilly Langton, Grace Girvan and Susan McLeod.
The St Columba steadings is on the road to Iona Cathedral and we are open daily from April to October. We look forward to welcoming you to Iona and talking to you more about our jewellery.