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Saturday, 3 December | 10:00 – 17:00
Edinburgh Open Workshop
39 – 41 Assembly Street, Leith
EOW will once again open its workshop doors to showcase local artists and makers in our fourth annual Makers Market. Get some holiday shopping done, with no worries about delivery delays, all while supporting local artists and makers.
The Wee Pink Coffee Cart (all day)
Phoenix Leith Community Choir @ 2:00
Mini-Wreath Making Workshop @ 12:00, 2:00
Make Your Own Ornament Workshop @ 1:00, 3:00
Come shop for beautiful and functional art to take home, commission bespoke pieces, or simply enjoy seeing what people can make when they find the right space.
Explore the full list artists and makers below, then make your plans to head our way this weekend. Enjoy a good walk, a good peruse, a delicious coffee or treat, and maybe even make a little wreath or custom ornament.
See you at the market!
She will also be running a 'give it a go' drop in session, so you can try out stone carving for yourself.
Katie works exclusively with natural fibres from ethical sources and uses organic fabrics where possible. Many works embrace upcycling and make use of remnants, off cuts and archival fabrics.
She only uses water based inks in her production, and is consciously introducing natural dyes while educating herself on the most environmentally positive way to continue creating textile work.
All of Katie’s products and commissions are hand dyed, hand printed and hand stitched in her Edinburgh Studio. If product manufacture does need to be outsourced, then it is always kept local.
Katie has spent the start of 2021 setting up a textile print space in Edinburgh Open Workshop alongside fellow printer Laura Richmond, where they will begin offering print and textile craft workshops in the summer.
The press explores entanglements between art and the natural world, finding the intimate within the landscape, unpacking multispecies relationships and exploring what it means to be human at the age of the Anthropocene.
In keeping with our ecological interests, we adopt a ‘scavenger’ ethos, working with found and repurposed materials and aligning ourselves to a zero-waste approach.
We respect the soil, wildlife and nature supporting other small producers to lead a self-sufficient and sustainable way of life.
Our packaging is compostable / bio-degradable or 100% recyclable.
Ophilia Hare Arts is an Edinburgh based company run by a recent graduate of Edinburgh College of Art. The company runs a variety of creative projects, and has just closed their debut Fringe show in August this year.The director of the company,pollyanne Edde, works as a freelance artist and theatre practitioner around Scotland. When studying for her Fine Art degree show she noticed an unbalanced emphasis towards creating work with a clear political and social meaning. There was a lack of value in making something simply for the joy of creating. So, her work is about exactly that - just creating for the love of it. She never sticks to one medium or style, she simply makes what she wants, when she wants. Her work includes watercolour illustration, oil portraiture, charcoal nudes, sign writing, handmade greeting cards and so much more. She does original works that she sells on her Instagram and also takes personal commissions.
He creates bespoke props, sets and installations using a variety of materials and processes. Luke has accomplished skills in carpentry, metal work and sculpting which he uses to produce intuitive outcomes. Working closely with clients and collaborators, Luke provides inventive and innovative solutions to their briefs and projects.
Luke’s practice also extends into mechanical movement, puppets and unusual devices. He has a passion for making interactive works for audiences to actively engage with.
In 2017 she decided to pursue a new creative direction. This led on to full time study which has propelled her design work forward with the introduction of advanced technologies, such as 3D printing and laser cutting. ‘As much as I love using traditional methods, I’ve been really excited to explore modern technologies and continue developing this combination of 3D printing and hand-fabrication techniques.’
Carly’s current collection ‘Undulating’ combines CAD modelling and 3D printing with wax carving, traditional lost wax casting and hand finishing. ‘My collection is inspired by and communicates both the natural beauty and fragility of our shorelines. These shapes have been designed to mirror the ceaseless movements of waves lapping on the shore. Although the motion itself is almost hypnotically repetitive, each individual wave is unique and original, never to be repeated again. It is this one-of-a-kind transient yet still permanent splendour I have aimed to capture within this work’.