Frequently Asked Questions
All our products are designed and printed in the UK, most of them at our workshop in Scotland.
Cath creates and designs at her studio on the Isle of Skye and also has a workshop in Grangemouth in central Scotland. All our ceramic gift products, including tiles, mugs and coasters, all our wood block art and all our jewellery are printed and finished by a small team at Cath’s workshop. We produce most of our own giclee prints too, and either frame them ourselves or send them to our framers in Edinburgh. The rest of our products, e.g. cards, notepads and table mats are produced in the UK as locally as possible.
Many of our products are made to order so please allow up to 5 working days for dispatch. Delivery is usually next day following dispatch.
Canvas prints and XXL giclees need to be printed in Edinburgh and posted to us on Skye for signing before sending out to you so please allow an extra 10 working days for dispatch. Shipping from Skye to the rest of the country may take longer than usual and tracking details may not be active until your parcel is scanned by Parcelforce in Inverness. Please allow around 4 weeks in total for canvas and XXL Giclee delivery.
Small items are posted by 1st Class Royal Mail and larger items including standard framed prints are posted via Parcelforce 24.
Tracking info will be provided for standard framed prints and Giclee prints. If you would like your smaller items to be posted using a tracked service please get in touch before ordering. Proof of postage is always obtained.
5×5″ in 9×9″ mounts, external frame dimensions 11×11″ (these prints also fit ikea ribba frames)
Standard Giclee Prints
Square images 11.3 x11.3″ in 16×16″ mounts, external frame size 18×18″
Panoramic Prints approx 5×15″ in 10×20″ mounts, external frame size 12×22″
Limited Edition Giclee Prints
Giclee prints are printed with pigment inks on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag 100% Cotton fine art paper.
Square prints XL (15×15″) and XXL (24×24″).
Panoramic prints XL (9×24″) and XXL (12×32″)
Large ready to hang gallery wrapped fine art canvases 24″ square. Canvas prints are signed limited editions.
A Giclee is a print produced using a fine art digital high resolution printing process which uses pigment (rather than dye) based inks and extremely high quality archival / museum grade paper to achieve prints of superior detail, light fastness and stability.
We do most of our own Giclee printing to ensure our prints are of the highest quality. We only print on archival quality 100% cotton rag paper made by the Hahnemühle company who have been making paper in Germany since the 14th century. When combined with our 9 colour pigment ink printing system, we can achieve perfect colour reproduction and produce beautiful prints that will look as good as new for 80+ years.
XXL Giclee Prints are too big for us to print ourselves so are printed for us by the reputable Edinburgh Arts again using pigment inks on Hahnemühle 100% cotton rag paper.
Digital collage can mean any form of collage assembled or created using a computer. My process starts off on location where I take digital photographs of the landscape. Back in the studio I use a computer to blend the landscape photography with sections of additional photographs to add texture, colour and depth. Examples of these “textures” are shown below. They can be photographs of painting or mixed media or photographs and scans of surfaces such as rocks, peeling paint, scratched metal, rust, fabric, old paper….all sorts of unusual things. Each finished piece might have between 10 and 20 layers of collage in addition to the original landscape photograph.
The process used to combine the collage elements is digital so no physical originals exist.
Mini and Standard sized prints are available to buy ready framed here on the website. Frames can be seen below. Larger prints are usually shipped rolled in poster tubes for you to take to your local framer.
Our XL and XXL Giclee prints and canvases are all signed, titled and numbered Limited Editions. Smaller Giclee prints are signed and titled open editions. Edition size may vary for specific images but is always 250 or less. Please ask if you require more info.
Yes, we ship all over the world! VAT is calculated based on your shipping location. If you are within the UK /EU the prices on the website will be displayed inclusive of VAT @20% which is payable in the UK and EU. If you are shipping outside the EU you will not be charged VAT so you will see a reduced price. We have tried to estimate prices for most countries but if shipping to your location ends up being significantly different to the price we charged you, we reserve the right to cancel your order or request you pay extra for shipping.
In the unlikely event that your item arrives damaged or you are unsatisfied with your purchase please get in touch and the situation will be resolved quickly. Damaged items will be replaced or refunded in full including any return shipping costs.
In accordance with distance selling regulations, items can be returned undamaged for any reason within 14 days of delivery and a complete refund (excluding shipping) or an exchange if preferred, will be given.
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