Iain MacCormick archive by Iain McCormick

This is a unique collection of primary artwork and material relating to an important period of the resurgence of Celtic applied art by renowned practitioner Iain McCormick of Iona.


1) hand bound volumes; 2) photographs; 3) drawings & designs
Art Fund grant:
£3,720 ( Total: £12,400)
Acquired in:
Royal Mile Antiquities

It consists of two main core sections of original source material: 1) An indexed collection of eleven bound volumes of mainly original hand-drawn, annotated and coloured patterns and designs, for jewellery, metal work (copper, brass and pewter), textiles and leather goods (see main illustration). 2-3) A large collection of loose hand-written and drawn, watercolour, printed and copied materials. The archive includes original works for the Iona Press and a currently unknown (and believed un-published) work for the Iona Press.


Estate of Iain McCormick; Royal Mile Antiquities.