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Open Studios

Open Studios

Saturday the 28th - Sunday the 29th of October. Local artists open their studios to the general public. 

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 Biggar Glass Works Open Studio 2-3 Days

Biggar Glass Works Open Studio

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. 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...

Date: Sat 28th & Sun 29th October

BECKSY - Open Studio 2-3 Days

BECKSY - Open Studio

BECKSY would LOVE you to join her in her studio to meddle, debate, drink Gin and mooch through her prints and cards. Brought up in Kent countryside from a young age inspired by her natural surrounding, animals and wildlife. She studied at Kent Institute of Art and Design and went on to achieve a BA with Honours at Chelsea College of Art and Design.Her palette knife paintings are instinctive and unique. Vibrant colourful paintings maintaining the form and integrity of her chosen subject.  FaceBook: BECKSYInstagram: Becksydotcom ..

Date: Sat 28th & Sun 29th October

Carol Taylor - Open Studio 2-3 Days

Carol Taylor - Open Studio

Carol works full-time as a professional painter.  You are welcome to visit her studio to have a chat about her art work and view her landscape and seascape paintings.Carol lives on the edge of Crawfordjohn, nestled in the hills in beautiful countryside, only a 3 minute drive from junction 13 off the M74 motorway and 13 miles from Biggar. Crawfordjohn has a great wee pub, the Colebrooke Arms. Why not visit the pub for coffee or food after visiting the studio, where a warm welcome awaits you, with its log fire and friendly atmosphere. Open 12.30 to 8pm for meals & drinks during the studio open weekend...

Date: Sat 28th & Sun 29th October

Corra Linn Art Group Open Studio 2-3 Days

Corra Linn Art Group Open Studio

Veronica and members of Corra Linn Art Group invite you to her studio in New Lanark. Paintings, drawings, prints, cards and hand painted jute bags will be on sale. A warm welcome awaits you - plus soft drinks, crisps and chocolates. ..

Date: Sat 28th & Sun 29th October

Drakelaw Pottery Open Studio 2-3 Days

Drakelaw Pottery Open Studio

Drakelaw Pottery open studio welcomes visitors to our new showroom in the woods. Within you will find a range of 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 motives which are then coloured with slip to enhance the patterns. The range of pots includes many sizes of bowls, mugs, jugs and serving plates. Refreshments will also be available...

Date: Sat 28th & Sun 29th Oct

Ellen McCann Sculpture - Open Studio 2-3 Days

Ellen McCann Sculpture - Open Studio

Ellen invites you to her studio in Elsrickle to view her sculpture and the inspiration and process in the making. "Inspiration comes from landscape and plants. After initial drawings I work directly with the material. There is an unpredictability in the process which makes it particularly exciting. At present I am combining metal and ceramics in my work"  www.ellenmccannsculpture.comTelephone 01899 810375..

Date: Sat 28th & Sun 29th October

Elly Sutherland of The Camel's Cap Open Studio 2-3 Days

Elly Sutherland of The Camel's Cap Open Studio

Elly produces textile art and crafts, specialising in freestyle machine embroidery. She incorporates new and vintage fabrics, layered with detailed stitching to produce pictures and items inspired by the natural world. ..

Date: Sat 28th & Sun 29th Oct

Elspeth Wight Open Studio 2-3 Days

Elspeth Wight Open Studio

My interest in people has led to developing my art work in terms of figure drawings and recently portraits. These portraits from early 2017 can be seen in my studio along with other work; local landscapes and still life, drawn and painted from observation using various media. There will also be sketch books showing the processes behind the work. As I am on Carnwath, Main Street, I am easy to find, so please feel free to wander in!..

Date: Sat 28th & Sun 29th Oct

Ken & Moira Russell - Open Studio 2-3 Days

Ken & Moira Russell - Open Studio

Come & talk to us in our studios and see what we have been working on over the last year. There will be sketchbooks, paintings, 3D work and even a short video or two! Ken has been investigating the possibilities of the fast disappearing of Edinburgh’s St.James Centre. Moira has been pursuing her Contemporary Art Practice Course at Leith School of Art – much of it based on Memories and the Fragility of memory. There may be the opportunity for you to make a small work of art to take home! You can see our work at

Date: Sat 28th & Sun 29th October

Kirsten Harris Open Studio 2-3 Days

Kirsten Harris Open Studio

Oil Paintings and CartoonsSeascapes, Horses and other animalsHand Painted Furniture Danish StyleCards and prints

Date: Sat 28th & Sun 29th October

Ladygill Arts & Crafts - Open Studio 2-3 Days

Ladygill Arts & Crafts - Open Studio

Moira and Carlo invite you to their studio in Roberton where Moira's silver jewellery and Carlo's drawings and paintings will be on display. Come and chat to them about their work over coffee and a piece of torta di riso. Moira designs and makes "one-off" pieces of silver jewellery, drawing inspiration from her observations of nature and the environment. Her pieces reflect a love of bold simple shapes and texture.  Carlo's work reflects a variety of styles - from life drawing and figurative work to abstract pieces often with a landscape reference. He works in a range of media, pencil, acrylic, oils and collage. ..

Date: Sat 28th & Sun 29th Oct

Mansefield Arts - Open Studio 2-3 Days

Mansefield Arts - Open Studio

Once again we're delighted to open our studio and welcome past, present and new friends where a selection of this year's work can be seen - come and view our hand made albums, original paintings, paper crafts and knitted toys. There will be a selection of mini albums on various subjects or you could have one created for your own special occasion (please allow 2/3 weeks). A selection of original paintings will include florals, abstracts and landscapes, mostly done in pastels, oils and acrylics. Why not pop in and say 'hi'...

Date: Sat 28th & Sun 29th October

Margaret Cross Open Studio 2-3 Days

Margaret Cross Open Studio

Open Studio and exhibition of recent works including landscape, still life and portraits...

Date: Sat 28th & Sun 29th October

Molten 99 Aerial Photography Open Studio 2-3 Days

Molten 99 Aerial Photography Open Studio

An opportunity to see stunning aerial photography from the local area and further afield captured from various unmanned aerial vehicles. Come and see the world from an exciting new perspective...

Date: Sat 28th & Sun 29th October

Sabhal Mor Arts 2-3 Days

Sabhal Mor Arts

Kay and Glyn Booton are opening their studio for you to see their exhibition of Life in The Clyde Valley.  This is a fascinating mixture of paintings and photographs of local landscapes, scenes and natural forms. Come along and see how the beautiful world that surrounds us is seen by a photographer and interpreted by an artist.As always, you will have the opportunity to chat to Kay and Glyn about their work as well as receiving a friendly welcome with tea, coffee and home baking.Tel: 07814258495 for more information..

Date: Sat 28th & Sun 29th October

Susheila Jamieson - Open Studio 2-3 Days

Susheila Jamieson - Open Studio

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 2018.  Susheila has been selected for 9 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...

Date: Sat 28th & Sun 29th October

The Old School, Stobo - Open Studio 2-3 Days

The Old School, Stobo - Open Studio

The Old School at Stobo will host three artists working in different mediums. Colin Semple is based at the Old School where he designs and makes unique furniture and smaller gift items using local hardwoods. Lesley Johnson, Lesley 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. Lilian Carlyle hand crafts cushions and decorations in fabric. All will have items large and small for sale and commissions are welcome...

Date: Sat 28th & Sun 29th October

Trudi Breen Open Studio 2-3 Days

Trudi Breen Open Studio

Trudi Breen is an accomplished landscape artist. From the Outer Hebrides to the Scottish Borders, she seeks out atmospheric locations which inspire her and inform her art. Trudi loves to paint outside, capturing the shapes and colours of the landscape and the changing light, the spirit of the place.Recently Trudi has been exploring the application of sacred geometry in her artwork. Her online business has generated sales internationally and she is currently working on a private commission from America. ..

Date: Sat 28th & Sun 29th Oct