Highland Fringe exhibition

Eileen Gatt

    Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    EventHighland Fringe exhibition - Inverness, United Kingdom
    Duration: 8 Sep 200729 Sep 2007

    Keywords

    • Jewellery making
    • Silversmithing

    Cite this

    Gatt, E. (Author). (2007). Highland Fringe exhibition. Exhibition, Retrieved from http://eileengatt.co.uk/index.html
    Gatt, Eileen (Author). / Highland Fringe exhibition. [Exhibition].
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