Angus Open Studios started in 2011 and studios around the area were open from 26th - 30th May. A website and a directory were designed and 6,000 copies of the directory were distributed. 53 artists and craftsmen joined as members and more are joining for 2012.
Angus Ross combines innovative design, exceptional craftsmanship and local wood to create highly acclaimed furniture and functional public art.
Anita is a textile artist and designer, inspired by the beaches and hills of Scotland, integrating words from her diaries, along with found materials, using a variety of traditional craft, printing and needlework techniques, to construct abstract and sculptural art textiles.
A new exhibition is created for Pittenweem arts festival each year.
Anita Pate Glass. Working from her studio in East Lothian, Anita's portfolio includes hospitals, churches, public buildings and private commissions.
Taking organic, natural forms as her starting point, Ann Coomber hand carves domestic scale, tactile sculpture in stone – each one personally charged with emotional meaning.
Hand-painted porcelain birds and animals.
I make contemporary jewellery in predominately precious materials. My influences include japanese textiles and architecture and I use enamel, gemstones, paper, felt, porcelain and gold leaf to create contrasting colour.
I produce handmade earthenware ceramics including functional and decorative tableware as well as ceramic jewellery with detailed leather and knot work. I experiment a lot with texture and multi layer glazing to produce interesting surface decoration. Pieces are either wheel thrown or hand built and are fired in an electric kiln. Every piece is carefully considered and individually crafted.
I work with fibre, using many textile techniques - weaving, netting, knotting, coiling etc, into woven tapestries, 3-D sculptural forms and small decorative baskets. I also make paper which is made into books, and combined with other natural materials and fibres to make constructed textile pieces.
My work is all ceramic stoneware mostly useable items, but also decorative items. They are all reasonably priced.