Inspired by the history and natural beauty of their Highland home, their work is a reflection of life in the far north of Scotland.
Together, they design and create hand-illustrated glassware and gifts from their home studio. All glasswork is carried out, using traditional techniques, in Mike’s work shed at their home in Wick.
Mike and Kay are passionate about their products, and find nothing more rewarding than delivering a bespoke piece to a client. Every stage of the process, from concept to delivery, is carried out in-house, allowing Marks & Pencils to offer entirely unique, one-of-a-kind, commissions on almost any glass medium; from drinksware to bespoke panels. Let Mike and Kay know your brief, and they can work with you to bring your ideas to life. They have worked with photographs, illustrations, and digital designs on coasters to glass partitions, so the scale is only limited by your ambition!
As your commission is not an off-the-peg product, you’ll never find an add-to-basket option. Simply contact them directly and they can start by discussing your inspiration, materials, and budget. All discussions are free and carry no commitment unless you decide to progress the project.
In addition to ready-to-purchase glassware and gifts, available via their webstore, Marks & Pencils can offer the following bespoke products:
If you have a mirror you love and would like to work with, you can commission a design to suit its style and space. Starting from scratch? Mike can source a mirror suited to your ideas, and provide a range of options to choose from.
Planning a renovation, or working on a new build? Marks & Pencils can help you make your mark. Whether it’s an interior or exterior door, glass partition, or splash-back, you can rely on Mike's knowledge and experience. Mike is able to work with glass suppliers to source quality materials on-budget and on-time to marry in with clients’ build and renovation projects.
INTERIORS & TABLEWARE
From glass-top tables to vases and glassware to coasters, Marks & Pencils create one-off pieces to provide the perfect accent or gift. These can include a personal message in addition to images.
If you prefer to shop in-store, Marks & Pencils glassware and gifts are available via the following stockists:
- Coo's Tail Gallery, 33 Trail Street, Thurso, Caithness
- Bin Ends, 2 River Stret, Wick, Caithness
- The Whisky Cellar, Departures Lounge, Inverness Airport
- Crafty Wee Birdie, 115 High Street, Nairn
- Skaill House, Sandwick, Stromness, Orkney
- Loch Ness Exhibition Centre, Drumnadrochit
- Loch Ness Nessie Shop, Clansman Hotel, Brackla