My Cherry Pie jewellery and homewares

My Cherry Pie –

Summer Artfest ’16 – Saturday 18th June – Inverkeithing Civic Centre

My Cherry Pie designs and makes copper and silver enamelled jewellery and homewares in the most beautiful array of colours and textures, plus wheel-thrown ceramic pots, slip decorated with designs incorporating Japanese prints. Some of the pots contain ecosoy scented candles too. Just gorgeous!

My Cherry Pie has also taken a working studio in Inverkeithing at Inverstudios along with Black Rock Textiles and Jane Francis Paintings. A new phase of creative life awaits as the space will allow for more artist events, workshops, tuition and other collaborative projects. The space will be ‘open by appointment’ soon and commissions are welcome.

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My Cherry Pie will be at the Artfest ’16 Summer Art & Craft Market on Saturday 18th June, 11am-4.30pm at the Inverkeithing Civic Centre, Queen Street.

Filo di Lana Crochet

Filo di Lana –

Summer Artfest ’16 – Saturday 18th June – Inverkeithing Civic Centre

A local crafter, Filo di Lana crochets the most lovely accessories with a vintage feel such as slippers and berets, as well as delightful home wares, and now cute rag dollies as well! Using lovely coloured yarns for all items, and thoughtfully finishing items with lovely touches such as pretty buttons and fabric linings. Clothing and accessories can be ordered to the correct size.

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Filo di Lana will be at the Artfest ’16 Summer Art & Craft Market on Saturday 18th June from 11am-4.30pm at the Inverkeithing Civic Centre Main Hall

 

Filo di Lana – Colourful Crochet

Filo di Lana will be joining us at the Inverkeithing Festive Makers Market on Saturday 12th December, and giving us all a chance to stock up on these deliciously coloured knits. Lovely wearable accessories – perfect for those winter days, slippers and baby hats which are unbelievably cute, and gorgeous home-wares – as well as some delightful festive decorations. Truly lovely hand crafted gifts!

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Colour and Creativity: Workshops at The Friary

Here are the Bug Hotels and Paper Lanterns made during two of our Workshops at The Friary on 27th October and 3rd November 2015. Aren’t they beautiful? Many thanks to everyone who took part and helped to make the sessions relaxing, fun and colourful! Many thanks also to Inverkeithing Community Council and Fife Cultural Trust for funding Inverkeithing’s Creative Workshops at The Friary.

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If you are interested in future Creative Workshops at The Friary, please contact us at info@inverkeithingarts.org or message us on our Facebook page.

Tom Bishop-de-Main – a colourful life

Artist Tom Bishop-de-Main, born in the East End of London two years before the end of the war. Working from the tender age of 7 on a horse drawn bread cart. Tom has seen a colourful life from market worker, fairground attendant, rag and bone man to the Merchant Navy. (from Tom’s website)

Tom is also a musician, and has dabbled in writing, from children’s books, television and radio scripts to poetry.

A colourful life and a man of many colours, we are delighted to welcome Tom back to Inverkeithing to jam with us at the ART:JAM Art & Craft Market on Saturday 12th September, 11am-4.30pm in Inverkeithing Civic Centre.

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Lainy Allison – colour is my passion

“I am a passionately firm believer that colour is, like music, a major player in influence in our everyday lives.”

Lainy Allison is an incredibly versatile visual artists, whose inspiration is drawn not only from the rich colours she finds around her, but also history and her own imagination. She uses techniques such as ink and photography to create meditations on memory and form, textured paint to create warm and immediate senses of place, and experimental photography to explore light and movement.

You’ll be able to view, and purchase, Lainy’s wonderful works of art at our ART:JAM on Saturday 12th September at Inverkeithing Civic Centre from 11am-4.30pm.

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ART:JAM creative activities for children and grown-ups

At the ART:JAM Art & Craft Market on Saturday 12th September 11am-4.30pm there will be free creative activities for children, based on recycling, up-cycling and repurposing materials to make something new, led by volunteer local artists. You’ll find these on the stage of the hall at Inverkeithing Civic Centre. 

The wonderful Ann’s Doodles will also be providing colouring sheets of her beautiful intricate drawings for members of the public to have a go at colouring themselves. Colouring sheets and pencils and pens will be available at the children’s creative activities area on the stage.

There will also be a special table for grown ups to have a go at colouring, with Ann on hand to give expert hints and tips. Be warned – mindful colouring is so enjoyable it becomes difficult to stop!

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Into the ART:JAM – Ann’s Doodles

From now until the ART:JAM Art & Craft Market on Saturday 12th September we will be highlighting in turn each of the creative makers who will be exhibiting and selling their work at the event.

Ann’s Doodles

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“Once upon a time there was a girl named Ann who loved to doodle. She doodled all the time, for as along as life would allow and she still does. Not so long ago Ann decided to share her doodles, and than was when the magic started.”

 

 

 

This quote, taken from Ann’s introduction to her website, captures exactly the sense of entering a different fantastical world which her work inspires.

Ann’s work will be available to purchase at the ART:JAM as originals, prints, cards and colouring sheets.

On her website Ann also talks about what value her ‘doodling’ holds for her “The inspiration for the subjects I doodle are all based on my life, my dreams, along with my endless imagination. I am lucky enough to have people around me with the patience to allow me to sit for hours at my drawing desk lost in my own little world….however my biggest inspiration has always been silence. Surrounded by quietness my mind does its best work.”

Creative Colouring

The currently ‘hot’ hobby of mindful colouring-in is suitable for children and grown-ups, and the results are lovely and highly individual.

At the ART:JAM Art & Craft Market Ann will be providing colouring sheets of her beautiful intricate drawings for members of the public to have a go at colouring themselves. Ann has even offered to be on hand to give expert hints and tips. Be warned – mindful colouring is so enjoyable it becomes difficult to stop!
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The Colourful World of Tom Bishop-de-Main

IAI welcomes back another favourite artist from our Art and Craft Fair last year. Tom Bishop-de-Main’s paintings were much appreciated by the public and we’ll be delighted to see some of his new work for the Bloomin’ Marvellous Spring Into Summer event on May 2nd, 11am -5pm, at Inverkeithing Civic Centre, Queen Street, KY11 1PA11am-5pm.

Tom tells us he’s been working on a new collection with the title ‘The Humour of Art’. We can’t wait!

Here are some examples of recent works by Tom.

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Visit Tom Bishop-de-Main’s website to learn more about this imaginative painter. Tom’s work teems with fascinating detail. He has exhibited in Bo’ness, Lothians, Glasgow and throughout Fife, and will be bringing some of his work to our Arts & Crafts Market on 13th December at Inverkeithing Civic Centre

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Multi-discipline artist Lainy’s work is exhibited in galleries and and non-profit art spaces and has numerous collectors of her work. Lainy explores a range of materials and tools from sculpture, painting, textile designs and writing. View more of her work on her website.

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