The SSA is an artist-led membership organisation governed by an elected President and Council, which seeks to promote and encourage experimentation and the "adventurous spirit" in contemporary art.
Sonia Bidwell is a spinner of local wools and makes unique wall-hangings illustrating the myths, legends and poetry of northern Europe.
Spring Fling is Scotland's premier art and craft open studios event. Each spring a selected group of professional artists and craft makers from Dumfries and Galloway throw open the doors of their studios to the public. The weekend is all about visiting studios, meeting artists and makers and seeing them work in their own environment.
The St Abbs Market is held every Friday from Easter to December. We sell local foods and locally handmade crafts, baking, local art and fairtrade fashions and jewellery. Shop locally in a cosy restored Victorian school hall (The Ebba Centre). Meet the friendly craft and food producers and learn more about this lovely part of Scotland.
Working with an established glazing company, Emma McDermott is a stained glass designer and maker. Taking on all commissions from small mirrors to large stained glass windows, we supply and fit stained glass all over the country.
Strawberry Anarchy is a shop with a story, a magical new fairy tale world to get lost in. The jewellery and sculptures all tell the tale of this enchanting place.
Oosie Felt is run by Glasgow textile artist Sue Gerber, producing exuberant handmade felt decorations, artworks and accessories.
Susan creates textile pieces inspired by the diverse elements within urban nature.
Susan has spent many years developing her skills in several different crafts working principally with Textiles, Fibres, Beads, Wire, Paper and found objects.
Susie designs and creates unique one-off hand painted silk pieces. In addition to a large range of beautiful silk scarves she produces greetings cards, ties, wallhangings, necklaces, brooches, corsages, mounted and framed paintings and unusual silk bowls.