CALLING ALL ARTISTS & CRAFTERS!

IAI are inviting artists and crafters to apply for tables at our Bloomin’ Marvellous Spring Into Summer Fair on Saturday 2nd May 2015, 11am-5pm at Inverkeithing Civic Centre, Queen Street.

The general theme of the event is ‘new beginnings and fresh starts’. Please give some thought as to how your work might fit in with the Fair’s theme. For example, do you make children’s items, have you recently started selling your work, or do you look to Spring as a source of inspiration?

Tables cost £20 plus a donation of one piece of work to our raffle, which will support Inverkeithing Art Initiative’s goal of opening an art and learning centre in Inverkeithing.

Due to limited space and the need to have a good variety of types of arts and crafts on show, this will be a curated event. Email us at info@inverkeithing.org to request more information and to request an  application form.

Application deadline is March 20th 2015

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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:

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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.

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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

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.

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.

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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.”

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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

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The rocking horse man….

David McPherson is a local rocking horse maker and restorer. He designs and makes traditional Victorian style, hand carved, wooden rocking horses in three sizes using the best of timbers.His horses are bought by fans from near and far, and no doubt become special friends to the lucky children who get to play with them.

“I have always loved working with wood and helping to keep an old craft alive gives added enjoyment. All horses are handmade, meaning no two are exactly alike, giving each it’s own individuality and character….”

For more information visit David’s website.

David will be bringing an example of his beautiful horses to the Arts & Crafts Market on 13th December, and will be available to take orders on the day.

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