Earthen Images Pottery Friends

Earthen Images –

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

These super cute pottery friends make delightful and thoughtful gifts, The famous Methil Moggies take centre stage, but are joined by an array of lovely dogs, sheep, ponies, highland cows and more. Also scenic plaques and bespoke house signs to order.

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

Pots, by Val Burns

We’re very pleased with our chosen line-up of wonderfully creative makers for our Festive Market on Saturday 12th December, 11am – 4.30pm at the Inverkeithing Civic Centre. We’re going to kick off the individual listings with the makers new to Inverkeithing Arts Initiative. We are delighted to welcome these amazing makers, and look forward to getting to know them and their work.

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Decorations - Val Burns copy.jpg cropped & annotatedPots by Val Burns is based in the beautiful heritage-rich Fife town of Culross. Her pots are made on the wheel or hand built, richly coloured and make ideal gifts. At Christmas time she makes a variety of special vessels, such as useful little dishes for candles, including ones with Christmas carols around their rims. She also designs and makes her own decorations, from minimal style porcelain to pretty hearts on ribbon. These are beautiful either on the tree or to decorate special parcels.

Photography by Ben Goulter

 

Earthen Images – moggies from Methil

The huge delight with which people took to the ‘Methil Moggies’ at IAI’s last Art & Craft Market pays tribute to the imagination and skill of their creators, Earthen Images. A lovely gift to buy for a loved one to show how much you appreciate them.

Established in Fife in 1990, all items created by Earthen Images are handmade in stoneware clay, and are suitable for inside or outside display because the clay is vitrified during the firing process. All of the hand painting is done in a red iron oxide, except the small fat cat that is painted in a copper oxide. Because every one is hand made and painted, each one is bespoke.

Have a look on their website at www.earthen-images.com.

These friendly creatures will be joined by their pals again on Saturday 12th September 11am-4.30pm at our ART:JAM

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Seacycle – ” an abundance of sea china”

Seacycle will be joining IAI for our third Art & Craft Market in Inverkeithing on 12th September, displaying and selling decorated plaques made with lovingly selected sea pottery, and hand-carved Celtic and sea-inspired designs on washed up slates.

“What started as a fascination for things that I found when beach combing like pottery shards, coloured sea-glass, washed-up slate and shells became a full-blown hobby – often coming home with my pockets full of treasures.

After years of collecting I thought I would try my hand at making something out of it so that other people can have a little piece of history of the Fife Coast.”

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There was always an abundance of sea china around the Kirkcaldy area, probably a result of the past history of many pottery works which sadly no longer exist. The earliest history of pottery recorded was about 1610. By the end of the 19th century there were four main potteries, Fife, Kirkcaldy, Rosslyn and Sinclairtown from around 1837-1932. They used a variety of techniques that made functional and decorative ceramics including hand-painting and sponge printing. Lots of the pieces I have found date back over 150 years verified by the finishing.

Seacycle – Pockets full of treasures

Seacycle make lovely keepsakes from washed up sea pottery shards, coloured sea glass, slate and shells, found on the beautiful beaches of the East Coast of Fife. Many visitors loved the story of Seacycle’s materials when they graced us with their presence at our last Art & Craft Fair. We’re delighted to see their return for the Spring Into Summer Art & Craft Fair

Saturday 2nd May, 11am-5pm, Inverkeithing Civic Centre, Queen Street, KY11 1PA

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“There was always an abundance of sea china around the Kirkcaldy area probably a result of the past history of many pottery works which sadly no longer exist. The earliest history of a pottery recorded was about 1610. By the end of the 19th century there were four main potteries, Fife, Kirkcaldy, Rosslyn and Sinclairtown from around 1837-1932. They used a variety of techniques that made functional and decorative ceramics including hand-painting and sponge printing. Lots of the pieces I have found date back over 150 years verified by the finishing.

After years of collecting I thought I would try my hand at making something out of it so that other people can have a little piece of history of the Fife Coast.”