BELLFIELD, BELLFIELD ST
SAT 14TH AND SUN 15TH SEPT, 11AM TO 5PM BOTH DAYS
Susie Wright is a Scottish designer and printmaker, creating prints, greetings cards and contemporary home accessories. Working in her Edinburgh studio, she enjoys creating original designs, which are inspired by her observations of landscape and architecture, wildlife and flora, from Scotland and overseas. Susie is keen to maintain traditional printing techniques, so uses screen printing, lino cutting and wood engraving to produce her work, and is committed to carefully sourcing and using sustainable, eco-friendly materials as much as possible. Her designs are applied to paper, card, fabric and ceramics. Susie studied at Edinburgh College of Art and Central Saint Martins, London, graduating in MA Communication Design in 2006.
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Poke Bespoke is all about creating beautiful, quirky, useful and eco-friendly products. Our main product is hand painted beeswax wraps which are a fantastic eco alternative to plastic cling film and plastic Tupperware. Our aim is to fight against mass made by creating imperfect, quirky, handmade and re-usable products. Each item is hand painted at the kitchen table and we think that homely, crafted element is what makes our products so appealing.
Lynsey Walters designs and makes textile jewellery and hair accessories, combining handmade and industrial felt.
The collection features around necklaces, but also includes earrings, brooches and bangles as well as hair accessories.
The work is bright, bold and very wearable.
A MA graduate of the Royal College of Art in 2000, Lynsey has been a regular exhibitor at retail shows in the UK including the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair in Manchester, The Contemporary Craft Festival in Bovey Tracey, Lustre in Nottingham and Flock in Banchory.
She has also taken part in Top Drawer London for the last 4 years, through which she has successfully built up a large range of UK stockists including the V&A Dundee!
Lynda's themes are settlements at the water’s edge, coastal findings and cityscapes, expressed through printmaking, painting and artist books. She sells unframed screen- and mono- prints, artist one-off and printed cards and some small framed paintings. She explores the built and natural environments in situ through sketches and photography, and sometimes en plein air oil painting, before developing her ideas back in the studio by drawing, painting, printmaking and artist bookmaking.
Lynda studied architecture at Edinburgh College of Art (1963 – 70), receiving an Andrew Grant Bequest travel award to Italy in 1969. She worked in various public and private architects’ practices, and taught at Edinburgh College of Art (1989 – 2008). Lynda now lives and works as an artist in Edinburgh, and is a member of Edinburgh Printmakers and bound:unbound, a collective of five artists.
An oil painter working in Edinburgh.
My work is inspired by all types of beauty I notice in nature,
from the strangeness of jellyfish to the colour of the sky.
Small original oil paintings and high quality giclée prints
Since leaving London more than a decade after I arrived there
to study painting at Camberwell College of Arts and relocating
to East Lothian, my practice has been reshaped by my
proximity to shore and woodland.
Rachel studied Visual Arts, specialising in hand drawn animation at the Edinburgh College of Art in 1995. After her graduation in 1999 she went on to work on a number of short animation film productions that featured at world-wide festivals, with air time on the BBC and Channel Four. She also worked on numerous film projects with children some of which went on to pick up awards, including the Engage Scotland Visual Arts Education Award for Improving Mental Health and Well-being in 2005. In 2007 she completed an animation filmmaking residency based at the Highland Print Studio in Inverness and her work since then began to focus more on printmaking, in particular working with the process of dry point etching and mono-printing. She currently works from her studio in Leith as well as working with the Edinburgh College of Art tutoring part time in the Animation department.
LITTLE LETTER STUDIO
Little Letter Studio designs and makes playful
prints, wallpapers and greetings cards for children.
Our fun and quirky illustrations are hand-drawn by
artist, Jo Martin. Little Letter Studio is based in
Jo Martin, founder and creator of Little Letter
Studio, grew up in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire. She
moved to London to study Sculpture at Wimbledon
School of Art and Academia Albertina, Turin. After
graduating, Jo stayed in London for 16 years and
worked at a leading Fine Art Publisher. Following
the chance purchase of a full set of original, midcentury,
letterpress type whilst living in Switzerland,
and after the birth of her first son, Jo began making
and designing alphabet prints and paintings for
children. Her collection of original type grew as did
her desire to create Little Letter Studio, which is a
culmination of Jo’s love of print, her Fine Art
Publishing career, and her role as a parent.
Ian is a working sculptor and craftworker based at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop. His recent work uses designs inspired by Cups and Rings
found in Kilmartin/Argyll.
His sculptures and craftwork have been shown at the RSA, RGI, Paisley Art Inst, Meffan Winter Exhibition, SAC `(Scottish arts Club) and at xmas fair for MAP (Medical Aid Palestine).
Emily creates fresh and energetic
drawings of the natural world through
direct and immediate mark making. Emily
sells her work in galleries both in
Edinburgh and London. She is
showcasing a new range of cards and
editioned giclée prints at the Maker’s
Her work is drawn directly from observations and
experiences of the natural world.
"When I'm outdoors I experience a sense of freedom
from the constraints of daily life. I feel refreshed and
energised by what's around me. I'm constantly
delighted by things I see in nature: it's wild,
untamed and beautiful."
Chris makes ceramic tableware. He uses an industrial porcelain, and forms his work using moulds and a jigger jolly machine. The work is decorated with either hand cut lino printed directly onto the clay, or durable and dynamic coloured glazes.
Chris has been passionate about making tableware for over 20 years. He focused on throwing pots on the wheel while at art college, but through chance he started to make work through more industrial processes. Chris wants to bridge the precision and quality achieved by using a jigger jolly machine while bringing colour, richness, and texture that can usually be seen in handmade tableware.
CHRISSIE HEUGHAN & JUDE ROWAN
Chrissie works predominately with hand cast paper but also works across other art forms such as collage and mixed media, printmaking and sculpture. She is one of the foremost creators of hand cast paper in the UK, merging traditional with contemporary techniques and has been working with paper for over 26 years, creating works with a variety of paper pulps. Exhibiting locally and internationally, running workshops and in 2017 she was involved in two major projects, one which combined artists from Japan and Scotland and the other was the creation of specialised papers for artists in Western Australia.
Jude creates figurative limited edition woodcuts and postcards. Her current work revisits printmaking with new figurative, limited edition woodcuts; the German Expressionists being a source of inspiration. Celebratory Flowers and smaller Shoreline prints (from Cramond to Musselburgh), are an ongoing series.
Biau Biau is run by Andrea Boros, making colourful organic cotton baby-and children's wear, all designed and made by herself.
The garments are practical, durable, comfortable and one-of-a-kind.
She uses fabrics sourced from Britain and Europe to keep the environmental impact of her products as low as possible. She is working her way towards having her own designs printed on organic fabric. The majority of my items are made from GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified fabrics, that are not only superb quality but have been ethically manufactured to ensure a healthier and happier world for our children.