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Andrew Winton New 2-3 Days

Andrew Winton

This is Andrew’s very first time participating in the Open Studios and he wants to thank Stephanie Whately for the opportunity to be sharing her studio space. Andrew works mostly with metal sculptures and basic blacksmithing art and looks forward to displaying some partially completed sculptures which will give an idea to the process of making horse shoe sculptures. He and Stephanie have also started doing metal and glass sculpture collaborations which will be on display as well. Andrew will be doing forging demonstrations on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 11am and 2pm.Follow the small driveway between Aroma café and Barry the Barbers, keep to the left and look for arrows.Wheelchair access: No, narrow door/ space but on ground level.98 High..

Date: Friday 21st, Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd October 2022

Biggar Glass Works 2-3 Days

Biggar Glass Works

Once again Stephanie Whatley is looking forward to welcoming you into her stained- glass workshop in its prime location just off the High Street. For the 20th anniversary of the Festival you will be able to see her new work including fusing, traditional glass painting techniques and leaded glass panels.Especially exciting this year are some new sculptural pieces she worked on in collaboration with Andrew Winton who will be sharing her space for Open Studios weekend.Follow the small driveway between Aroma café and Barry the Barbers, keep to the left and look for arrows.Wheelchair access: No, narrow door/ space but on ground level.98 High Street, Biggar. ML12 6DHbiggarglassworks@gmail.com / www.stephaniewhatley.com / Biggar Glass Works / @big..

Date: Friday 21st, Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd October 2022

Carol Taylor MA RCA New 2-3 Days

Carol Taylor MA RCA

One of our best known painters, Carol Taylor offers a warm welcome to her studio and gallery in Douglas. There visitors can discover her large and small canvases inspired by landscape, the Scottish weather, the incredible changes in light, dramatic skies, beachcombing and the sea, together with her work in other techniques including wood engravings and limited edition giclee prints of delicate botanical studies. Situated in the historical conservation village of Douglas, her gallery also offers a framing service and fine craftwork and a visit there is always a special day out.From J12 of the M74 motorway, take the A70 towards Ayr for just one mile and follow the signs to the gallery in the centre of the village on the right.No Wheelchair ac..

Date: Friday 21st, Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd October 2022

Colin Semple New 2-3 Days

Colin Semple

Colin Semple is based at the Old School in Stobo where he designs and makes unique furniture and smaller pieces using locally sourced hardwoods. Work is mostly done on a commission basis but pieces will be available for sale over the weekend. Colin always aims to show off the natural grain and texture of the wood he works with and designs tend to feature flowing curves.Situated on the B712 ,The Old School is close to Stobo Kirk. Look for the roadside sign and parking is at the rear of the Old School.Wheelchair accessible.The Old School, Stobo, EH45 8NU07739 209697 / info@colinsemple.com / www.colinsemple.com / @colinsemplefurniture..

Date: Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd October 2022

Corra Sea Glass & Crafts 2-3 Days

Corra Sea Glass & Crafts

Corra Sea Glass & Crafts, established in 2018, creates unique jewellery & rustic decorative crafts using glass, pottery, wood, driftwood & willow. The sea glass & driftwood being sourced from beaches around Scotland. Original paintings & prints of local scenes and wildlife are also available. Everything is individually hand made with an emphasis on recycled materials and all are one of a kind designs.From the A73 at Hyndford Bridge continue on the A70 towards the M74. After approximately 2.5 miles, turn right onto Kirkfieldbank Road. Turn right at the junction with Eastertown Road to keep on Kirkfieldbank Road for 2.5 miles then turn right onto Corehouse Drive. West Lodge is the Gatehouse for Corehouse Estate and has par..

Date: Monday 17th October- Sunday 23rd October 2022

Drakelaw Pottery 2-3 Days

Drakelaw Pottery

Liz Steele at Drakelaw Pottery welcomes visitors to her workshop and showroom on the outskirts of Crawfordjohn. Liz makes a range of decorative and functional stoneware which are all 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, jugs, serving dishes and more. Try making and decorating a small pot for yourself whilst enjoying refreshments and home baking. Everyone welcome.Drakelaw Pottery is 2 miles along Craighhead Road, off the B7078 near Abington Services. The property is on the bend. Parking in woods, house and layby. No wheelchair ac..

Date: Wednesday 19th October- Sunday 23rd October 2022

Earthware Pottery 2-3 Days

Earthware Pottery

Viv, at Earthware Pottery, welcomes you to visit the studio, see the potters wheel, kiln and materials and find out about the process of clay to fired pot. She has been working with clay for many years and currently makes a wide range of pottery and ceramic pieces, including mugs, pebble vases, bowls, dishes, jewellery and her paper clay ceramic Machair flower bouquets. All her pottery is made by hand using the potters wheel and hand building and as each item is made individually and with great care, every piece of pottery is unique and special to use.From Biggar centre head north on Edinburgh Road, turn left into Loaningdale Avenue, then right into Elphinstone Cresent and follow round to Baird Way.No Wheelchair access.4 Baird Way, Biggar. ..

Date: Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd October 2022

Isobel Struthers New 2-3 Days

Isobel Struthers

Isobel Struthers works with embroidery and felting and is a member of the Embroiderer’s Guild. Painting for pleasure, she may use pastels, felt or thread according to what she feels best suits her subject. She has taken part in many embroidery projects in the town and has exhibited her pictures, pet portraits and beaded jewellery widely in craft and art fairs across the region.Located in the heart of Biggar. Turn into John St, by the side of the Corn Exchange, then left into Southback Road.No wheelchair access.Meadowbank, 14 Southback Road, Biggar. ML12 6AL07519 772745 / istruthers@sky.com / Isobel Struthers Art and Embroidery..

Date: Friday 21st, Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd October 2022

Jacqui Kilburn 2-3 Days

Jacqui Kilburn

Jacqui Kilburn is inspired by the beautiful landscapes and nature in the area and also farther afield up on the West Coast. She paints in a variety of styles from representational to more abstract and enjoys experimenting with new techniques. When you visit Jacqui you will also be able to see her husband’s Neil Ghani’s work as they are sharing a venue.From Biggar, take B7016 to Carnwath. Shortly after Shieldhill exit, take second exit to Newbigging. Greenshields is a group of 9 cottages. Jacqui’s is first on the left.No wheelchair access.3 Greenshields Cottages, Greenshields, ML12 6RB07746 804743 / jacqui.kilburn@btinternet.com / www.jacquikilburn.com / Jacqui Kilburn Art..

Date: Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd October 2022

Jennifer Turner New 2-3 Days

Jennifer Turner

Designer, artist and printmaker Jennifer Turner makes paintings, etchings and contemporary works on paper using experimental collagraphy techniques. Her work ranges from fine dark etchings of moody crows to soft light colour in paintings of landscape and weather. Only recently settled in Scotland, she is fascinated by the abstract qualities and textures of rocks and vegetation in the landscape and inspired by the amazing geological history of the Southern Uplands. Jennifer is looking forward to welcoming visitors to her first Open Studio in Biggar.Located in the centre of Biggar on the High Street opposite the Olive Tree and next to the Ice Cream Shop.Wheelchair access: Yes. Ground floor, small step but ring bell for ramp.125 High Street Bi..

Date: Friday 21st, Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd October 2022

Jenny Mowat New 2-3 Days

Jenny Mowat

Jenny Mowat is an art student studying in Glasgow in her third year of study. She takes her inspiration from the natural world, the landscape surrounding her home and from the sounds around her. She works in a variety of mediums and enjoys mixing different techniques to create unique results.From the A73, go through the centre of the village of Thankerton towards the river. The studio is located next to Clyde Valley Picture Framing.Wheelchair accessible.Old Boat Farm, Thankerton ML12 6NU07874 617115 / Brackenwoodtoby@outlook.com..

Date: Friday 21st, Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd October 2022

Julie Morris 2-3 Days

Julie Morris

Julie Morris is a watercolour artist who works from home and exhibits in Galleries throughout Scotland. She has had her paintings shown in mixed Exhibitions at the Royal Scottish Academy. She began working as a full time artist for a Thimble Guild Company in Biggar. At first she hand painted on china and wooden thimbles and later, on paper. The artwork was then transferred onto ceramics and fired in a kiln. Julie left in 2018 and started painting landscapes and architecture which she has a keen interest in and continues to paint these subjects today. Julie is sharing a venue with Richard Price.Turn into Thankerton at the crossroads on the A73 at the junction where Tinto Tea Rooms are. Drive into Thankerton taking a left over the railway lin..

Date: Friday 21st, Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd October 2022

Ken Russell New 2-3 Days

Ken Russell

Painter Ken Russell is exhibiting the wide range of paintings he has made since his last Open Studios two years ago.His work, in mixed media on canvas board is presented unframed. Having remained at home for the last 2 years he would appreciate masks being worn in their house. Ken and Moira Russell are exhibiting together in their venue.From Biggar High Street, turn by the Cross Keys onto the Wynd. The studio is situated at the top of the Wynd facing the A702.No wheelchair access.Janefield, 2 Lindsaylands Road, Biggar, ML12 6EQ01899 220833 / k.russell111@btinternet.comMonday 17th- Thursday 20th October 1:00pm- 2:00pmSaturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd October 10:00am- 4:00pm..

Date: Monday 17th October- Sunday 23rd October 2022

Ladygill Arts & Crafts 2-3 Days

Ladygill Arts & Crafts

Moira is looking forward to welcoming old friends and new back to the ‘Open Studios’. You will be able to view her latest collection of ‘one off’ pieces of sterling silver jewellery. Moira’s pieces continue to reflect her fascination for wood and stone formations and her love of shape and texture. She has taken inspiration for her latest pieces from flowers and flora. Moira is happy to undertake commissions and enjoys liaising with clients to produce a unique and special piece to treasure. She will also be exhibiting her original pen drawings and collage and pen studies.From Biggar, head south on A73, pass Roberton village. Studio is 500 yds on right. From M74, take J13 and A73 towards Lanark. Studio is one mile on the left.Wheelchair acces..

Date: Friday 21st, Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd October 2022

Liz Bertram-Gossan Ceramics 2-3 Days

Liz Bertram-Gossan Ceramics

Liz lives and works in the hills near Biggar. She hand builds individual ceramic pieces which are fired to stoneware temperatures, and also creates individual ceramic wall art, some combined with beautiful hard wood. Liz likes to work with spheres and gentle curves and tries to create a sense of movement in her work. More recently she has enjoyed carving into the clay to create three dimensional celtic knot pieces. Liz is sharing her space with her daughter, Glass by Hannah.Satnav/postcode will not bring you to her studio. Having reached the Satnav destination, follow the arrows over the cattle grid onto the private road towards Coulter Reservoir and continue for 2 miles, then you will see her white house, on the hillside beyond the white g..

Date: Friday 21st, Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd October 2022

Maisy Alice Art 2-3 Days

Maisy Alice Art

Maisy has recently moved to the area from Yorkshire, and the surrounding landscape has become a huge source of inspiration for her artwork. As well as paintings influenced by the local area, the Isle of Arran is also the subject of lots of her work. Maisy uses a wide range of media, including but not limited to acrylics, oils and watercolour. Her style of work ranges from detailed realism pieces to more expressive, abstracted work. She is also available for commission-based work.Leaving Biggar on the A702 towards Edinburgh, turn right at the Big Red Barn and continue until you come to the Netherurd sign. Then, turn left down the driveway towards Netherurd House and follow the signs to the studioWheelchair accessible.07730 893782 / maisyalic..

Date: Friday 21st, Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd October 2022

Moira Russell New 2-3 Days

Moira Russell

There is lots of new work to see as Moira’s Studio has not been open to the public for the last two years! Come and see what has inspired her colourful and varied acrylic paintings and what she is busy with now. The legendary plant based chocolate fudge will be on offer once again. Moira and Ken Russell are exhibiting together in their venue.From Biggar High Street, turn by the Cross Keys onto the Wynd. The studio is situated at the top of the Wynd facing the A702.No wheelchair access.Janefield, 2 Lindsaylands Road, Biggar, ML12 6EQmc.russell45@gmail.com / @moirarussellartbiggarMonday 17th- Thursday 20th October 1:00pm- 2:00pmFriday 21st, Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd October 10:00am- 4:00pm..

Date: Monday 17th October- Sunday 23rd October 2022

Neil Ghani 2-3 Days

Neil Ghani

Neil Ghani is a local artist specialising in abstract art, in particular abstract expressionism influenced by the spirit of Pollock, Klein, Rothko and Kandinsky. His goal is for his art to continuously grab your attention making you think “Wow, that’s cool!” Neil uses colours to capture warmth and joy and uses techniques to give a sense of energy and vitality to his work. He tries to sprinkle in a little anarchic playfulness too. So, if you’ve got a blank wall, and want something colourful to grab your attention, Neil’s work might be for you. Typical size is 120cm x 100cm. At the same location you are also able to explore Jaquie Kilburn’s work, who is sharing this venue with Neil.From Biggar, take B7016 to Carnwath. Shortly after Shieldhill..

Date: Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd October 2022

Richard Price Studio New 2-3 Days

Richard Price Studio

Sculptor and ceramicist Richard Price is welcoming visitors to his garden studio and gallery in the village of Thankerton, showing stoneware and raku ceramics alongside his colourful paintings. There will be demonstrations throughout the weekend of watercolour painting, pottery making and, weather permitting, outdoor raku firing. Pop in for an enjoyable chilled visitor experience with creative chat and work for sale at studio prices. Richard is sharing his space with Julie Morris.Turn into Thankerton at the crossroads on the A73 at the junction opposite Carlisle Road where Tinto Tea Rooms are. Drive into Thankerton taking a left over the railway line at Boat Road, then take 1st left down Tams Brae and left at T junction onto Station Road.No..

Date: Friday 21st, Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd October 2022

Stained Glass By Hannah 2-3 Days

Stained Glass By Hannah

Inspired by the sea, Hannah makes stained glass art incorporating beautiful glass and driftwood found on her adventures. She also creates pet portraits and her commissions will be open at the Open Studios to create some of your furry friends! Hannah will be sharing a venue with Liz Gossan.Satnav/postcode will not bring you to her studio. Having reached the Satnav destination, follow the arrows over the cattle grid onto the private road towards Coulter Reservoir and continue for 2 miles, then you will see her white house, on the hillside beyond the white gate.No wheelchair access.Waterhead Reservoir Cottage, Birthwood Road, Coulter. ML12 6QB07342 656497 / Stainedglassbyhannah@gmail.com / Stained Glass by Hannah / @glassbyhannah..

Date: Friday 21st, Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd October 2022

The Camel’s Cap 2-3 Days

The Camel’s Cap

Elly Sutherland produces textile art and crafts, specialising in free motion embroidery. She incorporates new and vintage fabrics, layered with detailed stitching to produce pictures, cards and homeware. She is particularly inspired by flowers, birds and seascapes. Visitors are welcome to come and chat about all things sewing, and even have a go on the machine!Situated just one mile from the centre of Biggar on Lindsaylands Road, next to the two newbuild houses.Wheelchair accessible.South Lindsaylands, Lindsaylands Road, Biggar. ML12 6NR07875 100269 / ellysuth@hotmail.com / folksy.com/shops/TheCamelsCap / The Camel’s Cap / @thecamelscap..

Date: Friday 21st, Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd October 2022

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