A working ceramics studio (Community Interest Company) and educational facility. One-one tuition, workshops, regular classes and facility hire, and studio range of ceramics.
Stoneware pottery made by jigger and jolley, hand throwing, and extruder, every piece is assembled and finished by hand and then free hand decorated. We make all our own clay and glazes which are fired to 1300 degrees Centigrade giving a richness and depth of quality, with performance and durability. Inspired by the flora and fauna and abstract themes which make use of our glaze qualities.
Ceramic designer. sculpture and architectural ceramics
Raku means pleasure enjoyment, and is the name given to this type of pottery.
Dawn Newbigging of Mersington Pottery makes a range of handmade stoneware pieces, ranging from contemporary shell and glass dishes, wave panels, and garden sculpture to decorative Hanging Hearts, which have been developed to form a new range of bowls and platters with an organic feel. Oxides, coloured slips, and velvets are used to colour drawn or imprinted flora detail on stoneware clay.
Dawn Youll's ceramic practice centres on the exploration of a personal landscape which she translates into ornamentally scaled ceramic sculptures.
Debbie Ryan is an established contemporary mosaic artist who specialises in contemporary mosaics, public art and project management.
Deborah MacVicar is an artist and Jewellery designer. She went back to the local secondary school as an adult, and later to Lews Castle College, and Moray College UHI. Graduating in October 2011 with a BA hons in fine art.
She has been selected for the New Contemporaries Exhibition in Edinburgh by the RSA in March 2012, where she will show her 'Performances in the Landscape', and is currently involved in an arts residency named the 'secret sea', being run by Taigh Chearsabhagh arts trust.
Earthen Images Pottery was established in 1990. The pottery produces a range of handmade sculptures, the main product being the "Methil Moggies", a lovable range of cats. Other products are dogs, pigs, sheep and a highly popular family of highland cattle consisting of Hamish Morag and Wee Eck.
All the sculptures are fired to stoneware temperatures and are suitable for outdoor and indoor display. The products are unglazed and when finished resemble sandstone in looks and texture.
Doon Valley Crafters is a Community Interest Company and specialises in heritage crafts, such as spinning and weaving our own materials for clothing and other uses.