Tayberry shines spotlight on Islay Spalding

July 22, 2016 by Perthshire Creates

Tayberry Gallery, winners of Perth Independent Retailer of the Year 2013 and 2014, are continuing their 2016 Spotlight exhibition series by showcasing the wonderful work of jeweller and kilt pin designer extraordinaire, Islay Spalding.  The Dundee based jeweller, Islay Spalding will have her work featured for four weeks from 25 July to 20 August.

Islay believes in quality craftmanship and meaningful design. She loves to create Kilt Pins which have the symbolism and timeless appeal of traditional Scottish Highlandwear with a fresh modern approach. For this exhibition, Islay has specially designed three Kilt Pins – the Auld Brig Kilt Pin (shown above), Perth Skyline Kilt Pin and the Tay Kilt Pins, which will be exclusive to Tayberry. The Perth pin design features an abstracted version of the famous Perth skyline as seen when crossing the Queen’s bridge. As big fans of all things design and architecture, Tayberry Gallery will donate a percentage of every sale of this Kilt Pin to the St Matts appeal.

Tayberry co-owner, Louise Forbes, comments: “I share a workshop with Islay, so I get to watch her at work and see the care and effort she puts in to each piece. Her jewellery is just like her, colourful and fun! ”

Co-owner Sarah McQuitty added: “Islay has a brilliant imagination, I love how it translates in to her jewellery. Her attention to detail is second to none, she creates really special pieces.” 

When asked what inspires her work, Islay commented: “Natural forms and landscapes; surrealist and abstract art; nonsense stories and symbolic art lead me to create fun, colourful and intriguing wearable objects. I aim to create timeless but unusual designs. These unique pieces last a lifetime not just a season; they are made with quality materials and good craftsmanship.”

Tayberry Gallery stocks the best of British art and design and can be found at 19 Princes Street, Perth, PH2 8NG and contacted on 01738 440899, email: contact@tayberrygallery.com and via the Tayberry Gallery website.