Let’s hear it for the boys…

The male representatives of Papa Stour artists make up only a fifth of those which we showcase , but boy! – do they make an impact. Their main areas of creativity are silver work, photography, ceramics, art and leather work.

Tom has won acclaim for his functional stoneware range and has a rapidly expanding collection of earthy, multi-functional and robust pieces ideal for everyday living.

Graeme‘s fine silverwork is illustrated by this Silver Pickle Spoon – the round bowl of the spoon is cut from 16 gage silver and formed into a dome from a metal template. The handle is a square section wire brought to a taper at one end and soldered to the bowl. Made in Edinburgh.

Peter has an eye for the traditional and the unexpected, combined here in the day of the sheep’s arrival before they lamb on the Applecross peninsula, Wester Ross.


Allistair seeks to understand the world and its varied landscape and cultures though mythology and legends, by creating work which feels like a snatched moment from a further tale.

 Stuart has a Scottish heritage which gives Papa Stour a humorous Scottish touch with his “Drop Scones not bombs” Tea Towel.

MCR is constantly inspired by life. He has created these embossed and editioned giclee prints, which are exclusively available at Papa Stour.

Barney uses that quinessential Scottish material – oak smoked whisky barrels, to produce silver and wood cufflins, spoons, and quaichs…

Christopher has a love of steam railways and storytelling resulting in a delightful series of children’s books which are more than just a story, but also an education.

Anthony uses traditional techniques and materials to produce a contemporary design in leather and Harris Tweed.

Kevin is newly qualified and already earning plaudits for his whimsical ceramic designs.

Glyn has spent years capturing iconic images of Scotland, his heart is firmly rooted in the Scottish Highlands, and much of his best work has been inspired by the landscape and people there.

See these and other work from Papa Stour: www.papastour.com