Man Pins came to be when Louise started noticing how beautiful her spoon offcuts were and inspired by her workshop buddy Islay's Kilt Pin designs she started making wooden pins of her own to sell in her gallery, Tayberry Gallery in Perth. These pins were designed to be worn as a lapel pin or kilt pin but men just weren't getting that they were designed for them, so a more obvious approach was decided and the name Man Pin was born.
For Islay, teaming up with Louise has inspired her to work more with wood and make a more affordable alternative to a silver Kilt Pin; a more quirky product with a sense of humour and an opportunity to bring pins to a more diverse group of men.
Their aim is for more men to wear brooches! Follow their woody adventures on instagram at @pinsformen and get some wood!
OCCUPATION: Woodworker/Gallery Owner
DIMENSIONS: 1701 x 462mm
TRAINED: Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design 2005-2009
FAVOURITE TOOL: Japanese Rasp
LIKES MAKING: Spoons
INSTAGRAM: @louisecforbes / @get.some.wood
OCCUPATION: Jewellery Designer/Maker
DIMENSIONS: 1602 x 413mm
TRAINED: Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design 2001-2005
FAVOURITE TOOL: Half Round Files of various sizes
LIKES MAKING: Kilt Pins
INSTAGRAM: @islayspalding / @kiltpins