Saturday, 2 December | 10:00 – 16:00
Edinburgh Open Workshop
39 – 41 Assembly Street, Leith
shop local | shop small | support artists & makers
EOW will once again open its workshop doors to showcase local artists and makers in our annual Festive Makers Market. Get some holiday shopping done, with no worries about delivery delays, all while supporting local artists and makers. Come enjoy some lovely art, a good peruse, a delicious brunch, and maybe even make a little wreath.
Coffee & Cake (all day)
Fancy Brunchy Food Truck (all day)
Mini-Wreath Making Workshop
Mani-Print Workshop with Katie Charlesone & Hey VDLfor full workshop details, see below!
Here is a sneaky peek at some of our artists and makers below, the full list will be posted the week before the market.
See you at the market!
MAKERS MARKET WORKSHOPS
Saturday 2 December
1 hour workshop
Learn how to make a mini – dried wreath with Rosie. You’ll learn about flower composition and wreath making techniques. You will be able to choose from a classic (circle) wreath or one with a squiggle or circle design.
£5 of the booking fee will be donated to Mercy Corps for support in the Palestinian crisis.
Saturday 2 December
2 hour workshop
An extra special workshop, combining screen printing, upcycling and self care!
Katie Charleson is joining forces with manicurist extraordinaire Hey VDL to offer a fun and relaxing workshop. Start with printing designs on upcycled garments and textiles, and end with a luxurious manicure in a specially selected palette of CND Shellac colours by Vanda of Hey VDL.
Anna specialises as a fine furniture maker and wood turner based in Edinburgh, Scotland.
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.
With a focus on ‘Unique designs , made simple’ as the brand’s ethos, each piece is elegantly minimal, thoughtfully designed and handmade with great attention to detail.
Longevity and craftsmanship are prioritised through the selection of only the best quality materials available.
Incorporating both modern production methods and traditional joinery skills, James continuously strives to reduce waste, ensuring the production has minimal impact on the environment.
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.
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.
This is the brand of artist Olesya Ilenok. The artist explores the city, takes elements of code and identity from it and transfers them into ceramics. Cracks, several layers of paint, holes, and non-ideal lines are transformed into an aesthetic plane by Shades.
- small collections about different cities;
- they are one-of-a-kind pieces;
- minimalist objects for home decoration.
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’.
I create enchanting, unpredictable vibrant art work and I love exploring different depths and dimensions in every piece. I am inspired by the colours and beauty from the natural world and try to convey this through my work. I am very drawn to the ocean and a lot of my pieces are inspired by this. My products consist of abstract original artwork, resin artwork, prints, handmade cards, resin coasters, ceramic plant pots, and trinket trays.