Photographs – Folk at the Market – Inverkeithing

And here are some photos of some of the Artists and Crafters and visitors to the Arts & Crafts Market, Inverkeithing Civic Centre on Saturday 13th December 2014:



Artists, in order of appearance:

Lainy Allison, Jemstar Jewellery, Seacycle, Samantha Cedermark, Hunter Aromatherapy, North Queensferry Crafters (aisydaisy, Mike Dooley Photography) , Kolesnik Krafts, Friary Knit Group, Wee Neuk Ceramics, Heartfelt Tree, Martine Grieg, Tartan Heart

Sorry Tom and Ann, you must have been hiding when Rosie was taking photos of your beautiful artwork!

Photographs by Rosie Gibson


Photographs – Arts & Crafts Market – 13th December 2014

Local artist and drawing teacher Rosie Gibson kindly took photos at the Arts & Crafts Market on 13th December of all of work produced by the artists and crafters who participated.




Photos are of the work of (in order as above): Tom Bishop-de-Main, Wee Neuk Ceramics, Hunter Aromatherapy, North Queensferry Crafters, Ann’s Doodles, Lainy Allison, Heartfelt Tree, Susan McGill Designs, Martine Greig, Samantha Cedermark, Tartan Hearts, Jemstar Jewellery, Seacycle

A Weekend of Wonderfully Creative People

A (Very) Live Reading of A Christmas Carol (12th December) – The readers did a superb job of drawing the audience into the story, and taking us along with Scrooge on his journey of self-discovery and re-found love of life. And they did this using only their voices and a minimum of actions and props. Quite wonderful performance art!

It was very well attended, with everyone there appreciating the dedication and passion of all of the actors, as well as Donna as writer/director and Michelle as production assistant. The Civic Centre does make a lovely venue, (although it could do with the stage lights being fixed!).

The Arts & Crafts Market (13th December) Inverkeithing Arts Initiative would just like to express their deep appreciation of how much everyone took this event to heart. With such a collection of creative people showing their work, the event could hardly fail to attract praise, and with all of the visitors who came along, the Civic Centre had a wonderful buzz all day long.

The singing by New Musical Theatre Alliance at 1.30 was a joy, and helped make the day feel like a real celebration of the season, and a real celebration of the creativity of all of the people who were gathered together in the hall.


The raffle prize table – photo by Rosie Gibson

Mary, Michelle, Jane and Donna had a chance to speak to so many people about the aims and plans of Inverkeithing Arts Initiative. Thanks to everyone who wanted to know more, and caught our enthusiasm, and added their names to our fast-growing mailing list. Thanks also to the people who approached us with their ideas of how we can work together. That really is what IAI is all about!

A special thank you to our volunteers, Margaret Robertson, Sue Walker Rosie Gibson and Sandy Stephen, who added so much to the day, and who are all creative and talented people in their own rights.  Thanks to Andrew Quinn for his hard work and patience in helping us set everything up and take it back down again. Thanks also to our children, who helped put up and decorate the Christmas tree with such care and dedication!

Handmade wooden crafts…

To help us feel in the Holiday spirit, see Kolesnik Kraft’s lovely selection of handmade wooden crafts, wine holders, nativities and miniature winter houses, and to help us help out our feathered friends during the winter – beautifully crafted bird tables.

A Christmas Carol – Friday 12th December 7.30pm-9pm

A first rate ghost story that will make you shiver in your boots, it is also a heart-warming tale of redemption and love. Laughter, tears, and a lesson to us all!


Nick Cheales reading the role of everyone’s favourite curmudgeon, Ebenezer Scrooge, and Kari Ann Shiff narrating, A Christmas Carol also features the voices of Liz Banks, Gabz Barker, Roisin Diamond, Andrew Mahady, Glen McGill, and Graeme Shield.


Edited and directed by Donna DuCarme (director, IAI).

Tickets £5, recommended for ages 12 and up.


Ceramics from the Neuk

Wee Neuk Ceramics makes decorative wall-hanging plaques, wall-hanging pots, cheese and butter bells and decorative bowls. All pieces are made of weather and frost proof stoneware clay and then glazed and fired.

inverkeithingDonald McIntyre Ceramics cheese dish

Items like these charming examples will be for sale at our Handmade Holiday Arts & Crafts Market on Saturday 13th December 2014 at Inverkeithing Civic Centre 10am-5pm

Friary Knit Group – Inverkeithing

“Our knitting and crafting group meets at ‘The Hospitium of the Grey Friars’ in Inverkeithing, locally known as ‘The Friary’, the best surviving example of a friary building left in Scotland.”


Who can resist these cheerful fellows?

“The group is free to all. The group’s aims are to encourage knitting and crafting and bring the community together.”

Some lovely tartanry… Tartan Hearts

“I make handmade jewellery, gifts and crafts – unique and individual items for women, men, children, and for the home, all made with love in the coastal village of Charlestown.”

Have a look on my Facebook for more:

Susan McGill Designs

Susan McGill is a successful Scottish Ceramic artist who creates distinctive black and white pieces and includes words on them from well known Scottish song, poetry and sayings. At the Inverkeithing Arts Initiative Art & Craft Market on Saturday 13th December she will mostly be displaying and selling her product range which takes her unique look and transfers them onto beautiful gifts and homewards.

This range includes: trays, silk scarves, cards, prints & tea towels.

See more images of Susan’s work on her website