Some artists’ websites drone on unintelligibly about the rationale behind their work: illustrator, Jill Calder tells us she enjoys a lime-laden gin & tonic and winning the pub quiz. Cheers to the Fife-based artist whose lack of pretension doesn’t equal lack of achievement – her clients include The New Yorker, Neiman Marcus, The Guardian and The Telegraph Magazine. Before she flies to Hong Kong to start some artist-in-residence work later this year she’s opening her studio in Cellardyke to visitors as part of East Neuk Open Studios.

Another Cellardyke-based artist opening her doors on 23 and 24 of June is the Kirsty Thomas aka Lovely Pigeon (below) who likes old tea towels, mid-century furniture …and pigeons. Kirsty has had great success in gathering loads of stockists for her products which are sold all over the UK and include NotOnTheHighStreet, Tate Modern, Skandium as well as outlets in California, Paris and Denmark.


This is the 10th year of East Neuk Open Studios and 30 artists in total are taking part.

East Neuk Open Studios
Saturdays and Sundays

16 – 17 and 23- 24 June 2012

10.30 am – 6.30 pm
Paintings, drawings, prints, ceramics, etchings, illustrations, jewellery, weaving, textile art….

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