Skye-based craftsman Ewan Thomson was invited to work in collaboration with the Glasgow-based artist, Martin Campbell, as part of Campbell’s residency at The Admiral’s House. Their brief was to create an ATLAS Edition that responded to their individual skills and their experiences of the environment whilst in Skye.
Working in partnership over the last year Campbell and Thomson explored the coastline of Skye for inspiration – beachcombing and talking about how to combine their skills as woodworkers – Thomson is a trained boatbuilder and Campbell studied product design at Edinburgh College of Art.
The result is three bespoke stools – each unique and inspired by their experiences working together and landscape of the Isle of Skye. Campbell and Thomson hand-made a stool each whilst the third symbolises their collaboration with the legs made by Campbell and the seat by Thomson.