Maker – objects of desire

Introducing a new series of collectable A5 postcards, showcasing some of the beautiful and fascinating ‘objects of desire’ we stock at Maker, 2a High Street, Inverkeithing. All of the pieces we sell in our shop are hand-made or designed by Fife-based artists and contemporary crafters. The postcards feature photographs of the exquisite objects, taken either by Jane or by the artists themselves, and text which describes a bit about what Inverkeithing Arts is all about. Pick them up free in the shop or from local outlets such as the Fife Farm Shop in Inverkeithing. Collect them or post them to friends!

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image: objects of desire by Tom Gaze, Darren McWilliam and Sarah Coonan

 

Shona Reppe – Children’s Theatre Maker

Children’s theatre maker and designer Shona Reppe, a resident of Inverkeithing, has  recently been working on some wonderful pieces of theatre, and her newly updated website seemed like a perfectly good excuse for IAI to take a peek at her fascinating work.

“I take inspiration from everything around me and have a continued fascination with small things that should be big and big things that should be small. I love to play with scale and create worlds where anything can happen. I try not to spoon feed my audiences, preferring to engage their curiosity, rather than demand their attention. I want to see Grandparents laughing with their grandchildren – adults having as much fun as the children.” Shona Reppe

Shona collaborated on the critically acclaimed Black Beauty and she will be touring in March and April with her most recent charming and thought provoking ‘theatre of objects’ –  The Curious Scrapbook of Josephine Bean.

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Reasons, by Tom McGrath

Here is the second in our series of Scottish Love Poems, for your delight, in the run up to St Valentine’s Day on 14th February:

Sweet one I love you

for your lovely shape,

for the art you make

in paint and bed and rhyme,

but most because we see

into each other’s hearts,

there to read secrets

and to trust,

and cancel time.

                             Tom McGrath (b.1940)

image: ceramic pot by Tom Gaze.

You can buy Tom Gaze’s beautiful ceramics at Maker, 2a High Street, Inverkeithing, opening hours 10am-5.30pm, Tuesday – Saturday.

‘Love is like a dizziness’

What is love? Passionate new love which sets your heart all a flutter, or the deep abiding trust and warmth of a long partnership? We all have different experiences of love, but the most important thing is to tell your loved ones what they mean to you.

If you are thinking of getting your loved one a token of your feelings, what could be better and more fitting than something lovingly hand-made by local makers? We have a truly wonderful collection of covetable objects at Maker, 2a High Street Inverkeithing – and as a bonus we will be posting a series of Scottish love poems, exploring the many forms of love – until St Valentine’s Day on 14th February. Enjoy!

 

O, Love, love, love!

Love is like a dizziness;

It winna let a poor body

Gang about his biziness!

James Hogg (1770-1835)

Rosie Gibson – Breathing Space

Inverkeithing Arts collaborated in 2015 with Inverkeithing artist Rosie Gibson for her project ‘Trading Wisdom’ (read here and here), and we are following with interest her current project ‘Breathing Space – Living a Citizen’s Income’. Check our her Breathing Space – blog and follow her investigation, research and lived experience of this fascinating subject. As always Rosie’s thoughtfulness and thoroughness shines through in her work..

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January 2017

It’s a brand new year, and, while everyone contemplates their new year resolutions, it’s a good time to revisit and refresh what Inverkeithing Arts are all about. We are an artist-run community interest company. We believe in local self-determination and the maker economy, and in the regenerative power of the creative arts in general. We encourage everyone to get involved with their local communities, to meet-up, forge relationships, get involved, use your local amenities, campaign for better ones, and start up new ones. We focus our philosophy around art and creativity, but we also try to support it wherever we find it, growing and sharing food, heritage and history, community groups and local small businesses….Visit our website www.inverkeithingarts.org to find out more about what who we are and what we’ve been up to.

Pop into our new hub, Maker, at 2a High Street, Inverkeithing, for a chat, look around at the selection of beautiful visual art and contemporary craft by Fife makers, find out what creative activities are already happening there and give us your ideas for future ones you’d like to take part in. If you are interested in running a class, workshop or event in our lovely workshop space, get in touch, by popping in, phoning us on 01383 271839, or emailing us on info@inverkeithingarts.org

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Maker Gift Vouchers

Not sure  which interesting, unique pieces of art or craft to buy for your friends and loved ones from Maker’s fabulous selection? We sell gift vouchers which can be set for any amount! Pop into Maker at 2a High Street, Inverkeithing to get yours….we are open Tuesday- Saturday 10am – 5.30pm

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Workshops at Maker – WILDWOOD children’s workshop

Saturday 10th December, 3.30pm – 5pm

WILD WOOD, children’s workshop – making a special gift

ages 5+, £10 per chid, run  by Anita and James Peggie of Rustic Simplicity, Dunfermline

img_4429Description: With a pencil kids make a drawing, then with help will transfer the image themselves onto a piece of pre-sanded pallet wood, which we then finish for them in pyrography, creating a lovely effect.

The child can be hands-on giving the piece a light sanding and waxing, and then the gift can be taken home after the  workshop.

Book at Maker, 2a High Street, Inverkeithing T: 01383 271839 E: info@inverkeithingarts.org. Payment secures your booking. (Please note that Maker is closed on Sundays and Mondays).

Workshops at Maker – MAGIC SANTA DOOR children’s workshop

Saturday 10th December, 2-3pm

MAGIC SANTA DOOR, children’s workshop

£10 per child, run by Mistywood Crafts, Inverkeithing

elfdoorsDescription: Come along to a paint your own Santa or elf door! You will paint a Christmas-themed birch plywood door ( approximately 6 inches high). They are lovely on skirtings, inviting Santa into your home – no need for a chimney! Doors will go home with you in a lovely organza bag.

 Book at Maker, 2a High Street, Inverkeithing, T: 01383 271839 E: info@inverkeithingarts.org  Payment secures your booking. (Please note that Maker is closed on Sundays and Mondays)

WILD WOOD – 2nd workshop

The first WILD WOOD children’s workshop at Maker was so much fun that Anita and James have decided to run a second one! This one will be in the afternoon of Saturday 26th November, 1.30-3pm, in case your little ones are at clubs on Saturday mornings and couldn’t make it last week!

Description: With a pencil kids make a drawing, then with help will transfer the image themselves onto a piece of pre-sanded pallet wood, which we then finish for them in pyrography, creating a lovely effect. 
The child can be hands-on giving the piece a light sanding and waxing, and it can be taken home after the workshop – ready to be given as a special gift! 

Maker, 2a High Street, Inverkeithing
Saturday 26th November, 1.30am-3pm
ages 5+, £10 per child
Run by Anita and James Peggie from Rustic Simplicity.

To book: pop into Maker, 2a High Street, Inverkeithing, or call us on 01383 271839 or email info@inverkeithingarts.org

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Vohn McGuinness Would love an adult workshop to make key rings like these!
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Jacquie Mellon Rebecca Brown Ruby would love this x
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Inverkeithing Arts Initiative have taken a series of photos to record the changes taking place in the area. If you’d like to have a look visit www.kingdomhousing.org.uk/fraser-avenue and have a look at the pre demolition photos.

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We are pleased that Maker has been chosen as a venue for this support group, supported by The Rotary Club of Inverkeithing and Dalgety Bay. It’s such a good idea and something which will be so beneficial to its members. It will meet on Thursdays, 1.30-3.30 and there are still places available – please call the number below for more information.

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Inverkeithing Food Group’s next get together – this Sunday 6th November from 11am at the Friary – go to either take part in the competition or find out more about the group!

Join us at the Friary in Inverkeithing on the first Sunday of every month at 11am for a couple of hours of foodie fabulousness!
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"WILD WOOD - Children's Workshop - Making a Special Gift.. Maker, 2a High Street, Inverkeithing Saturday 19th November, 11am-12.30pm  ages 5-10, £10 per child Run by Anita and James Peggie from Rustic Simplicity. There's nothing more meaningful than a gift bearing the unmistakable touch of a creative kid. A hand-drawn decoration makes a  gift precious.These easy to do crafty gifts will make any adult smile at Christmas. Description: With a pencil kids make a drawing, then with help will transfer the image themselves onto a piece of pre-sanded pallet wood, which we then finish for them in pyrography, creating a lovely effect.  The child can be hands-on giving the piece a light sanding and waxing, and it can be taken home after the workshop - ready to be given as a special gift! Please email info@inverkeithingarts.org or call 01383 271839 to book places on the workshop."

 

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