Periwinkle collaboration


A story of four creatives, three shells, and one Hebridean island take part in a special collaboration.

The Isle of Skye is known for its abundance of professional artists and craft-makers.  The island’s dramatic coast, stunning landscapes, rich flora and fauna and ever-changing light provide inspiration for both home-grown talent and the many creatives who have moved here to live and work.

Now four of the island’s makers and artists have come together in a unique collaboration. Their collection of naturally dyed shawls, specially designed brooches and original photographs have all been inspired by one of Skye’s smallest inhabitants - the periwinkle.



Based in Roag, north-west Skye, Phil Gorton is a photographer who specialises in dramatic and abstract imaging. His work reflects the unique landscape, geology and colours that exist because of, and sometimes in spite of, the unpredictable and often violent weather systems of Skye and the Hebridean Islands.

Mounted photographic prints in variety of sizes and prices available for purchase in his studio in Roag or contact Phil to purchase the two prints at

images along the way with #skyemakers!

We created a special Pinterest board logging the process of the collaboration using a special hashtag throughout or social media, here is a selection of some of my favourite images from the past few months. 

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