|Mark Stoddart - Designer|
|Mark Stoddart lives and works
in Ayrshire, Scotland.
From his workshop (founded in 1990) set among
the ancient castles and lochs of his homeland,
Mark creates extraordinary sculptures. Drawing his
inspiration from a landscape that also inspired
Scotland's most famous literary son, Rabbie Burns,
who was born in Ayrshire in 1759. Mark was also
inspired during his travels around the world
especially his visits to Africa
"I recognised that people
may not have the space for
a large bronze sculpture to
sit in their house, so the
next best thing was to turn
it into a functional item"
A unique blend of form and function
Over the years, Mark's unique sculptures have become highly collectable
items sought after by clients
Today, Mark exports to private collectors throughout
the world and has recently sold to clients in the USA,
Mark's tables fequently become part of the family.
Over 70% are given a name as they are introduced into
ACID - anti copying in design
Mark is an active member of Anti Copying in Design (ACID).
The strong, yellow and black ACID brand communicates
that a member knows and
Charity events with Mark's amphicar
One of Mark's other interests is his Amphicar. After owning it for 20 years he lovingly restored it and launched it in Loch Awe during 2013.
Charities have previously expressed an interest for
it to be used at events on the River Thames in
Prove them all wrong!
At the age of 13 I was introverted, withdrawn, had
zero confidence and all the different forms of dyslexia
At 18, I left with the confidence and desire to achieve
and put my dyslexic symptoms to one side. It was
My sincere tributes of appreciation go to those people
who have helped me along the way and are still
Taken from Dyslexic Contact Volume 23 September 2004
Dyslexia Scotland is based in Stirling with a network of volunteer-led branches in Scotland.