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.

Sarah Coonan ceramics

Sarah Coonan

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

“I have a passion for ceramics and creating fun, individual pieces which are made at my home in Inverkeithing. My inspiration comes from Japanese ceramics and wood prints which have influenced my drawing style.

Sarah’s range includes jewellery, beautiful porcelain eggs and super cute ceramic wellies. She has also have recently started making cushions and scarves.

porcelain wellies

porcelain eggs

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

Tubular inner tyres

Tubular

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

“Punctured inner tubes are light, stretchy, curvy, waterproof and free!” Tubular make  items from the unexpected source of inner tubes from tyres. The results are amazingly stylish and modern. Fantastic statement piece necklaces, gorgeous bags with jean linings, and wait until you see the super cute mini owls and bats – ‘finger puppets? Ornaments? Bath toys? You choose!

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

Tartan Hearts Jewellery and Crafts

Tartan Hearts –

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

Tartan Hearts makes jewellery and other craft items which are quirky, fun and gorgeous. Lovingly hand crafted genuine gemstone, Swarovski crystal and novelty jewellery with a difference, as well as other decorative crafts to adorn the home. Tartan Hearts is based in the beautiful Fife village of Limekilns, on the banks of the River Forth and just along the coast from Inverkeithing. Items can also be custom made to your budget and specifications. Perfect for thoughtful gifts and special treats!

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13007176_1161744457199639_6718702829432035259_nTartan Hearts 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

Bigbyrd Design – Quirky Repurposed Materials

bigbyrd cufflinksFrom the fertile imagination of Bigbyrd Design comes an array of wonderful items made from repurposed materials, such as electronic parts, circuit boards, computer keyboards and wood. Creations include jewellery, clocks and toys, and the results are fun, unique and make fantastically quirky gifts!

Paul is visiting the Makers Market from The Lothians, so we are very pleased that he is able to come to Fife and take part in the INVERKEITHING FESTIVE MAKERS MARKET on Saturday 12th December, 11AM – 4.30PM, Inverkeithing Civic Centre, Queen Street, KY11 1PA.

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Tubular – Repurposed Inner Tubes

Next in our line-up of Makers taking part in the INVERKEITHING FESTIVE MAKERS MARKET on Saturday 12th December, is another wonderfully creative person from North Queensferry. Lucie Macaulay takes a seemingly prosaic material and turns it into something new and lovely! ‘Retyred’ inner tubes get a new lease of life with Tubular by fashioning them into quirky and original jewellery, toys and housewares. Tubular give new meaning to the phrase reinventing the wheel!

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Tubular are another of the local artisans who regularly appear at our Makers Markets, and we are very pleased to be welcoming Lucie again in December 2015.

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