"Studio Days" by our latest supplier - Angela Pointon, we have described her work as delicious, and we are loving this small but perfectly formed video which demonstrates heer process. 

Her work is available to buy from Concrete Wardrobe as of today! 


We are very excited to let you know that we have just recieved a shipment of beautiful bottle form ceramics from Glasgow based ceramicist - Angela Pointon. 

These fantastic and very affordable pieces will cheer up anyones kitchen/mantle piece!


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Memories Within Details

The detailed jewellery of Alison MacLeod is on display at Concrete Wardrobe this summer, as the July 2012 Maker of the Month exhibition.

MacLeod combines silver and gold with semi-precious stones and found objects to create thought provoking but very wearable pieces. She is inspired by old objects and heirloom jewellery, and their contained memories of previous owners and imagined narratives.
"My local junk shops are a great source of inspiration to me,” Macleod explains. “I find the jumble exhilarating but am equally fascinated by the individual objects themselves. I love to imagine the stories connected to each discarded artefact.” The use of traditional shapes in her work, such as the cameo, alludes to jewellery’s intrinsic connection to memories and the past.
MacLeod uses a wide range of materials, techniques and imagery to reflect the eclectic nature of her subject matter in an original way. By finely soldering silver beaded wire into clusters she references the intense decoration found in Victorian jewellery, but keeps the styling firmly in a contemporary context. Her silver clusters are saturated with tiny curios of different textures and colours like a junk shop window display. To create this variety she combines techniques such as individual wax casting, sheet silver piercing, reticulation, stone setting and bead stringing.  

MacLeod graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 2003 with a 1st class honours degree in Jewellery and Silversmithing. Now based in Glasgow, her work is available both in the UK and internationally.
Of her exhibition at Concrete Wardrobe, co-owner James Donald commented, “MacLeod’s work is delicate, beautiful and wearable. She utilises a broad range of techniques to achieve her aesthetic, and is much acclaimed in Scotland and internationally.  We are very pleased to be bringing her artistry alive in Concrete Wardrobe this July.”
MacLeod’s work will be on display at Concrete Wardrobe from 1st to 31st July 2012.
Concrete Wardrobe is open Monday to Saturday 10am to 6pm. Sunday 12 to 4pm.

Concrete Wardrobe 50a Broughton Street, Edinburgh EH1 3SA

PR: Katherine Emtage. Co-Owners: James Donald and Fiona McIntosh


This is the fantastic blog by the American students from Waco, who came by to visit on the 19th of May 2012. We are now following them on our Concrete Wardrobe blog.

This was a great visit and we look forward to more visits in the future ... have a save trip!
 Catherine Aitken has been busy busy busy, as this new collection demonstrates!

This Edinburgh based maker has supplied us with a stunning array of bags and back packs all made from the best Scottish fabrics which would look great for a summers Munro bagging!


We at Concrete Wardrobe are very pleased to introduce our latest Edinburgh based print maker  - Nicola Murray.

These rich blue limited edition fine art prints, which come in a variety of sizes have all been hand printed using a blueprinting method.

This early "sun printing" technique was origionally used to document botanical specimens and later became a means to of replicating architects plans.

These prints are based on the "Water of Leith" - a river that runs through Edinburgh and Leith to the North Sea.


Another new arrival into Concrete Wardrobe are these fantastic A4 - sized high quality giclee prints called "Alphagrams" featuring hand drawn decorated letters by Aberdeen trained Victoria Fifield, who goes under the trading name of Hipster Spinster. 

The prints featured on the blog are water marked but the full compliment of 26 letters arent and they would look fantastic on your wall in a domestic or business setting.

We especially love the C and the W ... can't think why! 

These new pieces by Edinburgh based textile designer Mairi Brown have just arrived in stock.

These pieces compliment an already strong fan base here at Concrete Wardrobe with her popular machine embellished Bird Brooches that have been gracing our shelves for the past wee while.

We hope you like these original fun and practical pieces as much as we do here at Concrete Wardrobe.


New work in the shop today by Manchester based maker Kathryn Leyland. Kathryn uses new and vintage buttons to create beautiful and one-off bracelets and necklaces.


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The Beauty of Birdlife
The screen-printed designs of Kittie Jones are on display at Concrete Wardrobe this June, as part of the Maker of the Month series of exhibitions.

Jones is exhibiting limited edition hand-pulled screen prints, tea towels and a range of greetings cards, all inspired by British birds.  Prices range from £3 to £250.

Her subjects are initially researched through repeated sketching directly from life, a method that enables her to get a real sense of her subject: its shape, movement, character and purpose. These sketches are then worked up in the studio to create the final design for print.  

Jones’ preferred technique of screen-printing is the same method used by Andy Warhol for his famous ‘Marilyn’ series. Each layer of colour is hand drawn onto tracing paper before being exposed photographically onto a fine mesh screen, creating a stencil effect. Coloured ink is then pushed through the screen onto the paper to make up each different colour layer. The finished result is a strong, colourful graphic image with a real sense of the subject and his being.

Alongside her range of screen prints, Jones is exhibiting a limited edition range of resin jewellery produced in collaboration with Scottish jeweller Amelia Smith, especially for her Maker of the Month exhibition.  Jones commented ‘exhibiting at Concrete Wardrobe has enabled me to diversify my own range of work, introduce work with another maker and in new mediums. The new tea towel design is inspiration for producing future work on fabric.’

Fiona McIntosh, Co-owner of Concrete Wardrobe observed, ‘Jones’ work has a playful quality. Her subjects are full of character and her palette is vibrant but not sickly. The perfect accompaniment to the start of summer.’

Kittie Jones’ work will be on display at Concrete Wardrobe from 1st to 30th June 2012. 

Concrete Wardrobe is open Monday to Saturday 10am – 6pm, Sundays 12 – 4pm.


PR: Katherine Emtage. Co-owners: James Donald and Fiona McIntosh