Mary Farrell and Jane Francis will be taking part in Central Fife Open Studios again this September at Maker. The open studios are open for 2 weekends this year, to give visitors more opportunity to visit more of the artists they are interested in. The dates are Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th and Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th. The doors will be open from 10am – 6pm on all four days. Two of the thirty artists and makers taking part, Mary and Jane will be showing some of the work they’ve been working on over the past year, and discussing with visitors their inspirations and creative processes. You can pick up a brochure in Maker, with details of how to find all thirty participants across central Fife.
Have you ever fancied producing your own beautiful paintings in watercolours, but not known where to start? Jeanne Dron is here to take you through her popular six week beginner’s course, starting with information about paints, papers and brushes, working you through water handling, effects and styles and taking you on to producing your own beautiful paintings! Starting next Monday 26th September, there are still places on this course – so email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, call 01383 271839 or pop in to Maker on Friday 23rd or Saturday 24th to get booked in!
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:
Our work will continue to be on show until Saturday 8th September at Maker, 2a High Street Inverkeithing.
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…
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.
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 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.
Jane Francis – “I’ve recently taken the exciting step of having some of my artwork professionally copied and made into prints and greeting cards, hopefully making my work more accessible to a larger audience.”
Has anybody else had experience with turning their artwork into prints and/or cards? Did you manage to reach out to a wider audience; what were your experiences with quality of prints, and how did having this done effect your practice as an artist?
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
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.
Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd, 10.30am-6pm
Monday 4th – Saturday 9th, 10am-5.30pm
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.
Karen Trotter –
Summer Artfest ’16 – Saturday 18th June – Inverkeithing Civic Centre
The work of Karen Trotter is inspired by the coast of Fife where she lives, she makes artefacts made from upcycled beach finds, which are wonderfully sculptural, and sells art prints and cards of her original paintings, which are inspired by sea life and the natural forms of the sea.
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.