This Saturday (November 16th) is the artists' open studios event Round the Horn in Kinghorn, Fife and we are planning to go, how about you?
Round the Horn artists' open studios represents a collective of artists, makers, designers and creative folk based in Kinghorn, Fife who regularly open their studios to the public and organise local creative events, exhibitions and workshops.
One reason we're going is to support our web designer Evie Milo who also runs her business Milomade alongside her web design business Eskymo AND bringing up their wee boy – what a woman!
Artists' open studios events are also a great way to see what is going on creatively in the area that you live in or close to. Many artists and designer/makers open their doors to the public, often from a larger studio complex where there are many working under the same roof. This is more common in bigger cities, but outside of the cities many artists and designer/makers work from home in a studio or room in their house or garden. This makes them very difficult to track down and you probably have no idea how many of these folk are in your community.
We are also planning something of a similar nature for the future here in Newtongrange where Portfolio Oomph is based. We're having our first meeting tonight, just a handful of artists and makers who want to discuss the possibility of having an artists' open studios event.
Anyway, back to Round the Horn, get along to these studios and snap up some great presents for Christmas and get to know your local creative community. There is also a fun Advent Calendar Trail to get to visit everyone and there is a prize in store for one lucky person! Those involved this year are:
Evie Milo (Milomade)
Jewellery, Stationery, Accessories & Decorations
Rose & Andrew Bentley-Steed (Oi! Panda)
Paintings, Cards, Sculpture & Handbound Books
Annie Crow (Daisy Campbell Handmade)
Gail Cadogan (My Cherry Pie)
Jewellery, Altered Art Signs & Papercrafts
Paintings, Prints, Cards & Homewares
Acrylics, Watercolours, Mixed Media & Prints
Oils, Watercolours, Mixed Media & Prints
Hilary McGuire (The Dragon’s Den)
Knitting, Crochet, Wools, Yarns and Threads
Louise C Logan
Loraine Walker (Hide & Sleek)
Couture to inspire
With the following visiting artists…
– Ritchie Feenie – Artist – www.kinghorncreative.wordpress.com
– Claire Christie – Vintage Textiles – www.facebook.com/Clarabella1Christie
– Maggie MacDonald – Feltmaker – www.maggiefeltmaker.co.uk
– Derek Cadogan – Printmaker – www.bellyboy.co.uk