October 23, 2018

Press

Fife artists selected to showcase their work at top summer show

Caroline Finlay from Dunfermline is one of show’s 37 artists.

Four creatives from Fife have been chosen to show their designs and products this summer at the Craft Scotland Summer Show in Edinburgh.

Janet Hamilton, from Cupar, Caroline Finlay and Jo Walker from Dunfermline, and Kate Trouw from Kinghorn, will be exhibiting a mixture of textile productions, jewellery and ceramics for this year’s craft presentation.

Occupying the second floor of White Stuff in George Street from tomorrow to August 26, the unique exhibition has become a “must visit” experience of Scottish crafts because customers come from not just across Scotland and the UK but internationally to see whose work has been selected.

Janet, who runs Balgarvie Weaving in Cupar, practises the craft of handloom weaving from her garden studio, while Caroline uses the unpredictable nature and beauty of the Scottish coastline for her silver and enamel pieces.

Jo works with ceramics and uses the technique of sgraffito to decorate her work, while Kate is known for her elegant yet playful statement jewellery made with polymer clay.

Speaking ahead of this year’s show, Craft Scotland director Fiona Logue said: “We’re thrilled to be able to showcase so many stunning items at this year’s show.

“The wealth of talent in Scotland is enormous so to be able to feature exquisite jewellery, beautiful limited edition items of clothing, sought after ceramics and imaginative homewares is testament to the growing global demand for Scottish contemporary craft.”

The exhibition is free and runs from 10am to 6pm Monday to Wednesday; 10am to 7pm on Thursday and 11am to 5pm on Sundays.