Living and working in Edinburgh, Scotland, Alastair has been working with silver since 2011 - with the same enthusiasm he has for his kiltmaking.
Callum Kilts came about through an interest in kiltmaking when Alastair attended a short course in 2009. He went on to complete an SVQ level 3 and Modern Apprenticeship in Kilt Making and makes bespoke, hand-sewn kilts for local customers.
His father (the artist, John Callum), encouraged an interest in developing a range of kilt pins and buckles, and in collaboration the pair produced a great many designs and prototypes. A range of these designs have now been worked into final models for casting and have been produced in small quantities.
It was a natural progression into jewellery making and in 2014 Alastair attended a course to further develop and refine his skills. Jewellery by Callum Kilts was born and Alastair now also makes completely handmade jewellery of his own designs. His styles are varied but he has a particular fondness for using texture and patina to create depth and contrast.