Inspiration comes from many places – nature, music, the seasons. For Ola, great inspiration has been found in the works of other artists: in particular, Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife, Margaret Macdonald. Today, June 7th, is the 150th birthday of Mackintosh. The Glasgow born designer, architect and artist needs little introduction, however the work of his wife, Margaret, and that of her sister, Frances Macdonald MacNair, is often overlooked. Born in 1868 and 1873 respectively, Margaret and Frances were both students at Glasgow School of Art, where, along with Mackintosh and Herbert McNair (who Frances later married), they...
We're already nearing the end of the first (and best!) week of our Countdown Discount.  For the next five hours or so you can get 20% off anything you order from our website. But that offer - our best of the year - ends when the bells of St Magnus toll midnight.  So don't waste any more time reading this blog...get straight over to the jewellery.  Just enter the code OLA20 at check out to get your discount.  
So the website has been launched for nearly a week now. We have had some really lovely and positive feedback from our customers. We are certainly very pleased with how the website looks and feels, and by the sounds of it, our customers are too. You may not be aware, but we are currently offering 20% off our newest collection, The Ness Of Brodgar. We launched the collection this summer, and we hope you agree when we say it is a really stunning and unique collection. Ola is one of Scotland's most important jewellery designers. A pioneer in the 1960s,...
Welcome! Today we launch our new Ola Gorie website!  It's Friday the 14th of October, and we're finally ready to welcome you in and let you have a look around. It was in 1960 that Ola started designing and making her own jewellery here in Kirkwall.  At the time it was a bold, even revolutionary thing to do.  It seemed that no one was using the great heritage of Orkney and Scotland to inspire modern craft.  But that was Ola's vision, and she set to it with imagination and dedication. 56 years later, Ola is still going strong, and so is her...