Often inspired and motivated by unique island light, traditional heritage, local myth and legend, or the islands dramatic landscape of unusually eroded
and sculptured geological forms emanating from extreme weather patterns,
they are stirred to produce a visual feast for the eyes.
Having grown and developed from croft and cottage based industries, many of these artists have open studios and galleries and welcome all visitors to this magical place. You can choose to visit our high profile and internationally known artists, or alternatively, take an Island "trail" and discover a new and exciting talent, "off the beaten track".
There are many sales outlets to source for locally made gifts, varying from well known
companies like the island's own soap maker or chocolatier, to small bespoke
jewellery makers, where unique designs await the discerning buyer.
Look out for the free guide booklet, "Elements of Excellence", detailing makers and trails, available at arts and crafts outlets.
For those on a quest for a gift or who simply want to treat themself, you will be pleased to discover you can buy from home. Why not visit our ‘Gifts and Shopping’ page for a list of makers who sell online.