A big thank you!

To all our visitors to Maker over the Central Fife Open Studios weekend on 1st and 2nd September. Your interest and enthusiasm in our work, and your continued support of artists and makers in Central Fife was inspirational! Many of you took the time to listen to us talk about our work, as well as admiring it, and that is incredibly helpful in itself for our creative process. Our individual web and facebook sites are:

www.janefrancis.net

www.facebook.com/MaryFarrell/Jewellery

Our work will continue to be on show until Saturday 8th September at Maker, 2a High Street Inverkeithing.

 

 

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nearly ready – CFOS 2018

Mary Farrell and Jane Francis have been busy today getting last minute things ready for the Central Fife Open Studios event CFOS 2018 at Maker, 2a High Street, Inverkeithing. They’ll be there all day Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd September so if you fancy coming in to have a look at what they’ve been up to as artists and makers over the last year…

Central Fife Open Studios – 2018

Mary Farrell and Jane Francis will be in Maker on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd September, 10am -6pm, as they are taking part in this great open doors event across central Fife. The concept behind CFOS is that artists and makers across the region invite the public into their studios. Some artists view the event as an opportunity to get new finished work out into the public arena and get in touch with new and old customers, while others see it as an opportunity to get feedback on their current work. Whatever you find going on in the studios, ts a wonderful opportunity to go for a jaunt around the area and pop in to see artists and makers in situ.

Jane Francis

This year Jane has been developing some of the concepts she has been thinking about since 2016, and has been making artist’s books, oil painting and perfume! She welcomes anyone who would like to come and chat about her work during this development phase. She will have some prints and cards for sale and maybe a painting or two!

 

Mary Farrell

Mary will be showing some of her latest jewellery designs, inspired by her fascination with natural forms. She will also have examples of some of her best loved collections for sale during the weekend.

 

 

 

Getting ready for CFOS 2017

That’s us ready to welcome visitors on Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd September for the Central Fife Open Studios event! Looking forward to showing our work and having a chat with everyone who can make it along. We’re in the beautiful workshop space at Maker, 2a High Street, Inverkeithing. Have a look on the CFOS website to see all the other wonderful artists and makers taking part this year.

Jane Francis – visual artist

Mary Farrell – jeweller and maker

 

Open Studio & Exhibition at Maker

Mary Farrell, jeweller & maker, and Jane Francis, visual artist, will be showing, selling and talking about their work from 2nd-9th September at Maker, 2a High Street Inverkeithing. The weekend of the 2nd and 3rd are the Central Fife Open Studios, when Maker will be part of a string of venues showing the work of exciting Fife-based artists and makers. Jane and Mary are delighted to be part of this event, which will showcase the amazing talent of people in the area. From Tuesday 5th to Saturday 9th (half day on Wednesday), Maker will continue to display their work and will be open for visits from the public. The workshop/exhibition space at Maker is wonderfully light and fresh and will make a great backdrop to the work of these two artists.

Opening times:

Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd, 10.30am-6pm

Monday 4th – Saturday 9th, 10am-5.30pm

 

www.centralfifeopenstudios.com

www.janefrancis.net

www.facebook.com/maryfarrelljewellery

Maker: one of the venues for Central Fife Open Studios

On 2nd and 3rd September 2017 Maker will be one of the venues for the 2017 Central Fife Open Studios. Mary Farrell and Jane Francis will be showing and talking about their work in the workshop space at Maker on both days from 10.30am to 6pm.

to see the full listing of participating artists visit the CFOS website

Central Fife Open Studios has been set up to give professional artists and designers in Central Fife the opportunity to show their work to the public and celebrate the wealth of talent in this area.

The Open Studios offers the opportunity to talk to participating artists about how they create their work, their methods and sources of inspiration. There is also the chance to buy or commission a piece of original artwork from an exciting range of disciplines.

‘To Anybody At All’

This powerful poem by Scottish poet Margaret Tait is the next in our series asking ‘what is love?’:

I didn’t want you cosy and neat and limited.

I didn’t want you to be understandable,

Understood.

I wanted you to be mad and limitless,

Neither bound to me nor bound to anyone else’s or

your own preconceived idea of yourself.

Margaret Tait (b. 1918)

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image: Ceramic Bird Pendant by Sarah Coonan

You’ll find Sarah’s beautiful jewellery and home accessories at Maker, 2a High Street, Inverkeithing, Fife. Opening hours 10am-5.30pm Tuesday – Saturday.