This celebration of local, regional and national produce will showcase the quality food and drink offering available from this charming coffee, speciality food and gift shop located in the heart of the historic village of Douglas. Participants will enjoy tasting sessions and demonstrations, and be able to enjoy Afternoon Tea in our Pop-Up Festival Gin and Prosecco Bar. Visitors will also be able to visit the Open Studio of our neighbour, Carol Taylor, whose work will also be hung in The Scrib Tree for the duration of the Festival. ..
A collaboration between Gladstone Bag Antiques & Dancing Light Art Gallery (both based at Whitmuir the organic Place). An exciting and professional auction of all things old and new. Join us for an evening of interest and excitement where you might just find the next family heirloom. Viewing 6 to 7pm on the evening. Auction starts 7pm. Catalogue available from 1st October. Ticket price includes refreshment and catalogue. We look forward to welcoming you. Further information available from Paul on 07876 258355 & Dee on 07814 982148
A showcase of handmade pottery for sale. I produce a selection of original thrown and hand built items including bowls, candle holders, vases and other unique pieces.The studio will also be open to “paint your own pottery” for all ages and abilities. There will be a large selection of pottery blanks to chose from, including ornaments,decorations, mugs, plates and bowls, etc. Prices range from £5 - £15 and includes glazes and firing...
Come and have some fabric and stitching fun with Patricia West, Textile Artist at Biggar Stitches. Learn how to use a sewing machine to ‘draw’ a stunning picture to frame or incorporate into further sewing projects, using free motion embroidery. You’ll have lots of time to practice and experiment with free motion embroidery before diving into designing and making your final piece to take home. It’ll be a fun and relaxed workshop with periods of intense concentration and biscuit eating. Everything is provided but you are welcome to bring any of your own fabric if you’d like to use it.To book your place contact Biggar Stitches on 01899 220837 or e-mail email@example.com ..
Will you be entertaining guests over the Christmas and Hogmanay festive period? Stuck for gift ideas for friends or family members? We’ll show you how to make a bowl cozy to protect your hands when taking a hot bowl of something from the microwave, or alternatively it will double up as a snack bowl when putting on a buffet spread for guests. The price includes a kit to make 6 bowls – we’ll help you make all of them before you go home. (Basic sewing machine knowledge would be advantageous but not essential.)To book your place contact Biggar Stitches on 01899 220837 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org ..
Come and spend the day learning the very basics of patchwork and quilting for the day and go home with an adorable quilted patchwork cushion which you could keep for yourself, or maybe gift it to a friend or relative. (Basic sewing machine knowledge would be advantageous but not essential.)To book your place contact Biggar Stitches on 01899 220837 or e-mail email@example.com ..
Once again I am excited to invite you to discover my stained glass workshop in its prime location just off the High Street. I will have several projects on the go at Biggar Glass Works both in foil and leadwork but this year, for the first time I will be able to showcase traditionally glass painted items. This will give you an insight into different techniques and practices used. Along with the beautiful and colourful glass, you will be able to see the other materials, tools and chemicals I work with. There will also be items available for purchase on the day. I look forward to welcoming you into my fascinating world of working with glass...
Come and experience a fantastic mixture of art from Christine's deep etched glass and optical crystal and carved ceramics includes, glass vases, optical Cubes, glass paperweights, ceramic bowls and mugs TO Veronica's paintings filled with inspiring landscapes, people and wildlife in oils and pastels, prints and cards and also her unique painted jute bags.This is a chance to see and feel an array of textures with materials that play with the light and your eye. Our work is influenced by our micro & macro surroundings from a leaf outside our door to events across the globe.Veronica graduated from Edinburgh University with a degree in languages and Fine Art. She is a member of SOFA (Society of Feline Artists). ..
Visit artist Debbie Ryan in her home studio as she creates an assortment of intricate mosaics and sculpture. Come to Debbie’s studio to discover her sources of inspiration and creative portfolio which includes public art projects and educational workshops. 07906497887..
You are very welcome to visit my studio in Elsrickle and see how my sculptures are formed.Inspiration for my work is drawn from the immediate landscape and its changing forms. I build abstract representations of plants at transition points in their life cycle and also of the landscape as it adapts to change from natural forces.After initial drawings I work directly with the material. There is an unpredictability in the process which makes it particularly exciting. At the moment I am working on sculpture which combines welded metal and ceramics to create complementary techniques in my work...
Elspeth's choice of subject matter depends on time and place, light and form, so includes work from different genres. Similarly the subject and mood dictate the media such as paint, pastels, charcoal, collage and mixed media. Elspeth works from observation and sketches and this development can be seen in sketch books on display. Paintings and drawings, large and small, framed and unframed are for sale as well as printed cards. UNFORTUNATELY THIS OPEN STUDIO HAS BEEN CANCELLED, ELSPETH SENDS HER SINCERE APOLOGIES FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE. ..
Once again Moira and Carlo are opening their studio in Roberton. They would love you to join them, and over a cup of coffee, chat to them about their work. On display will be Moira’s latest ‘one off’ silver jewellery, drawing from her observations of nature and the environment, introducing colour in some pieces with semi-precious stones and beads together with Carlo’s latest drawings and paintings, both abstract and figurative in a range of media. ..
Open Studio and exhibition of recent works including landscape, still life and portraits. The majority of the work is executed in acrylic and some in mixed media. My main area of interest is landscape which is inspired by the countryside of South Lanarkshire and my frequent visits to rural France. Works both framed and unframed will be on display as will works in progress...
My artworks are inspired by the views and nature of everyday life. Very influenced by the en plein air experience. Nothing beats painting outdoors in the elements. Currently living in the Scottish Borders; previously lived in the Western Isles and in Greece, which has given me a rich depth of visual templates. I work in various mediums including oils, acrylics, watercolour and pastel. My studio is situated in part of Hillhouse Art Gallery; which is a converted Church, in the beautiful village of Broughton...
visit Patricia in her home studio to see how she uses free motion machine
embroidery to ‘draw’ her pictures. Patricia’s
love of architecture features strongly in her pieces which combine fabrics with
handmade felt and lovingly stitched detail - she captures people’s forever
homes, wedding venues, or special places, in bespoke artwork. She also
celebrates people’s lives in unique compilation pictures for special
anniversaries, birthdays, or other events.A sewing
machine will be set up for demonstration and her 2 boys might even do a bit of
felting. There will be
amazing cup cakes from Wendy’s Cake Station. 07818055068www.patriciawesttextileartist.co.uk..
Colin Semple is based at the Old School where he designs and makes unique furniture and smaller gift items using locally sourced hardwoods. Lesley Johnson is a landscape artist working in various mediums. Inspired by Borders hills and the stunning Scottish coastline, her work often includes white crofts, seed heads, beaches and gorgeous colours. Both will have a range of work on display along with some work in progress and are very happy to discuss commissions...
The Open Studio Trail provides a great opportunity to see bespoke footstools and ceramics inspired by the stunning local area. Work will be on display and available to purchase or to commission. 01899221093. Chyvean51@googlemail.com ..
A collaborative community WW1 exhibition showcasing artefacts, archives and new works of art created in response to the museum’s local WW1 collection. This exhibition marks the centenary of the end of WW1...
An exhibition of paintings inspired by the beautiful southern coast of Argyll. Carol spent 18 months on a variety of painting trips up to Tighnabruaich. The paintings in acrylic on canvas or wood panels are occasionally collaged with objects from the beach. Carol’s studio & gallery is adjacent to the Scribtree and is also open during BLF Open Studio event, where you can browse through her new art work. The Scribtree Coffee Shop offers a relaxed atmosphere where you can view the exhibition while enjoying a dining experience extending from breakfast through lunch and, on Friday evenings, a “Supper Club”. The farm shop offers a fine range of fresh produce, speciality foods, Scottish spirits, liqueurs and gifts...
BECKSY would LOVE you to join her in her studio to meddle, debate, drink and mooch through her paintings, prints and new BECKSY homeware products. BECKSY runs her successful art business from her studio in the Scottish Borders, with Ralph, her German Wirehaired Pointer, who assists in running the business as best as he can. BECKSY takes inspiration from wildlife, gin and her imagination, which has been tremendously busy since she was a child...
A warm welcome awaits you in my new studio & gallery in Douglas, situated beside the Scribtree Coffee Shop. I have lots of new paintings based on Scottish Landscape,seascape & the seasons. I also have Giclee prints,drawings and assemblages made from beach-combing on Argyll’s secret coast.I now have a beautiful collection of Meryl Lusher’s jewellery & ceramics for sale and my husband David’s, Artist’sbargain frames and framing service available fromCaledonia Fine Arts. As well as the special BLF open studio event, I am open throughout the year, Monday to Friday10am to 5pm...
Become a wild bird in search of worms in a simple tabletop game that you'll make and take home. Learn to play by taking part in a large scale game and then make your very own pocket sized version of 'Robin' to keep and share with friends and family.Suitable for ages 6 to 11. Younger children are welcome if accompanied by an adult.Numbers limited, please book early to avoid disappointment.
Find acorns as a wild squirrel in a simple tabletop game that you'll make and take home to keep.Learn to play by taking part in a large scale foraging game before making your very own pocket sized version to share with friends and family.Suitable for ages 6 to 11. Younger children are welcome if accompanied by an adult.
A small but colourful exhibition of acrylic paintings by animal artist, Anj Jamieson.Having moved away from working in pastels, Anj is now exploring her favourite animal subjects in a new medium. She enjoys using lots of colour to convey their characters and the added use of metallic paints gives a richness and vibrancy to her work. Original art from £30, prints, cards and mugs for sale..
Drakelaw Pottery welcomes visitors to it’s pop-up showroom on the outskirts of Crawfordjohn. Within you will find a range of decorative and functional stoneware that is oven, microwave and dishwasher proof and good enough to use every day. Each unique piece is hand thrown and decorated with impressed motifs which are then coloured with slip to enhance the patterns. The range of pots include many sizes of bowls, mugs, serving dishes and more. Come and enjoy a hot drink and home baking whilst watching a film of Liz making her pots. Tel: 07904 438696..
A chance to visit us and see, at one venue, 2 very different artists in their studios! We both work in mixed media and will enjoy showing you our new work and talking to youabout it. Sketchbooks will also be available to peruse -often a good insight as to what goes on in an artist’s head!There will be an opportunity to make a small memento to take away. As always, the now vegan-friendly, gluten-free chocolate fudge will be available. We look forward towelcoming you. You can see our work at www.inadifferentlight.co.uk ..
Date: Friday 26th, Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th October
Mansefield Arts & Crafts welcomes visitors, past present and new, to their home studio where you can see original art works and prints and a variety of crafts. Original art work, prints and all crafts are for sale. ..
Our group is made up of a number of artists working in many media from pencil and pen to pastel, water colour and acrylic. The styles stretch from fine art to fractured. The standards vary too from amateur to almost professional with a wide variety of subjects...
This workshop led by Susheila Jamieson at her studio at Rachan, introduces participants to direct or indirect method mosaic making (participants choose). Simple designs look stunning when made in glass or ceramic mosaic.Includes all materials, teas, coffees and home baking.Suitable for age 15 plus.Places limited. Please contact Susheila on 01899 830443 or 07760 202003 or firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place...
Treat yourself. Come to The Corn Exchange Box Office for a taste of this year’s Open Studio Trail. The artists will tempt you with a sample of their work. All pieces are for sale. Copies of our Open Studio Trail leaflet will be at Box Office for the Open Studios on the weekend 26th, 27th, 28th October 2018. ..
You are never too old or too young to draw. This is your chance to come along and learn, or refresh, your pencil drawing skills in a fun and informal 3 hr workshop. Following requests at previous Open Studios, Kay is arranging a number of 3hr workshops suitable for all ages and abilities. Advance booking is essential as spaces are limited. Call Kay Booton on 07814258495 or e-mail email@example.com Follow on Facebook or Instagram. Just search for Sabhal Mor Arts.Workshop dates and timesSaturday 20 October Morning workshop 9.30am to 12.30pm Afternoon workshop 1.30pm to 4.30pm Sunday 21 October Morning workshop 9.30am to 12.30pm Afternoon workshop 1.30pm to 4.30pm Wednesday 24 Oct..
Stone carving is engaging, fun, challenging and therapeutic ! This one day workshop introduces participants to stone carving techniques using hand tools. The workshop is held in a warm, well equipped studio near Broughton. No experience necessary.Suitable for age 15 plus. Price includes all materials, teas, coffees and home baking. Places limited, please contact Susheila on 01899 830443 or 07760 202003 firstname.lastname@example.org to book...
Aspects of nature inspire Susheila’s work. Her sculptures, carved from wood and stone, are organic in character, sensuous and powerful - like nature itself. Visitors will be able to see new work being created for a solo show in 2019. Susheila has been selected for 10 international symposia (including Poland, Germany and Kazakhstan) in recent years, and images of the work created during these events will be on display as well as mosaics, collagraphs and examples of public art and school projects.Also on show will be work created by talented participants of Wednesday workshops. Teas, coffees and delicious home baking available...
Trudi is inspired by the natural world, the light falling on the land, the hills, the trees, plants and the many forms which water takes. Watercolour is an ideal medium for painting outside. It is easily transported and relatively quick to use and many of Trudi’s paintings have been painted in watercolour, ‘en pleine air’. Larger studio paintings are acrylic or oils.Trudi invites you to visit her art studio, to see finished works and chat about art and the creative process.Paintings, giclée prints and cards will be on sale.You are welcome to have a cup of tea or coffee and cake.Tel : 07810650562www.trudibreen.co.uk..