Craft

Taking furniture design to the Max

A furniture maker’s life is full of repetition and Max McCance, one of Scotland’s leading furniture designers and makers, has elevated this process to an art form, devoting a 30-year career to making work composed of ever more complex, multiple and layered components, each individually shaped, sanded and finished before assembly. Based in rural northeast Fife, Max works exclusively in solid hardwoods, using natural rubbed oil finishes. If you would like to explore

Tupelo Tree Branches Out

If there is a supplier of more dramatic or better styled floristry in Fife than Tupelo Tree, we haven’t come across it. Now this ethically minded, woman owned business is set to grow as it opens a new online shop where you can buy an amazing range of dried flora and fauna. Everything is foraged and gathered locally, packaged and posted in natural paper, paper tape and long cardboard boxes

Japanese garden, Dollar inspires Culross exhibition

An exhibition inspired by the Japanese Garden at Cowden near Dollar has opened at the Greengate Gallery in Culross. The series of paintings are by local artist Janice Headrick (pictured left) and complement a collection of silver jewellery created by Greengate Gallery owner, Lindsay Marchant (pictured right). Lindsay’s jewellery is inspired by the oriental lily pad, synonymous with Japanese garden design. Lindsay said: ‘In 1908, two women, Taki Handa and

Hear about wonderful hats and vintage fashions at Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline

Wednesday 30 October, 7pm-8.30pm, Pecha Kucha at Tiffany’s, Carnegie Hall Rachael Nixon, Award-Winning Milliner and Owner of Chanix Millinery will be talking about her amazing hat creations at an evening of rapid-fire presentations known as Pecha Kucha. Lisa Irving, Owner of Vintage Quine, will be telling the story of her hugely popular vintage fashion and accessories shop in Falkland. These fascinating visual presentations last no more than 7 minutes. You

Theres Lovely Vintage and Handmade: a new source for ceramics, vintage and collections

Theres Lovely is a new Dunfermline-based source of information and discussion about art, vintage and culture. The Facebook page is a place to see lovely things from collectors and read about Scottish-made items from the 20th and 21st centuries. The page also showcases new ceramics (by TheresLovely and made in Dunfermline) and a there’s a link to an Etsy site where you can buy vintage and contemporary pottery, glass and

Dunfermline’s Food and Craft Weekend, 5 & 6 May

Know your Columbian from your Costa Rican? Coffee …that is. Cafe Wynd, along with Unorthodox Roasters, will be giving you the low down at their coffee tasting at 5pm this Saturday 5 May, as part of Dunfermline Food & Craft Weekend. Prefer bubbles to Bolivian? Head for the prosecco van in the Kingsgate by local company, Dapper Drinks. For the craft part of the Food & Craft Weekend –  art

Paper from Across the Sea: Scottish Japanese creative collaboration goes on show

Washi Umi o Koete: Paper from Across the Sea is a creative collaboration between Fife Dunfermline Printmakers and Mino Art Info, Japan and the results can be seen at an exhibition at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop which opened on 20 November and is on until 9 December.  The collaboration brings together the ancient Japanese tradition of Washi paper-making and the very best of contemporary Scottish printmaking.   ‘It’s been an amazing experience for our artist printmakers,’

The knitted monks of Culross – brilliant display in DCLG Community Gallery

The phone photos below don’t really do it justice, but the exhibition currently on show in the DCLG Community Gallery is not to be be missed. As with many great endeavours it is as bonkers as is it brilliant. Incredibly detailed, skilful, informative and packed with jaunty personality, it tells the story of 13th Century monastic life in Culross Abbey which is celebrating its 800th anniversary.   The exhibition was created

Beautifully bleak and fragile jewellery by Beth Legg

Burntisland-based Beth Legg’s award winning jewellery reflects the ‘beautifully bleak and fragile nature of the Scottish coastal landscape’.  Legg has been making jewellery professionally since 2003 after graduating with a first class honours from Edinburgh College of Art.  The remote environment she comes from in the far north coast of Scotland has strongly influenced both the work she produces and the materials she uses.  Her studio has been compared to

Beautiful wooden tables and chopping boards made in Fife

Love the clever combination of these rough hewn, beautiful pieces of wood on top of spindly, retro legs – a look which manages to be rustic and urban at the same time.  The tables were made by Ian Davidson and his partner Jen Marshall for their small craft business, Country Collective, which they launched in their workshop near Oakley in Fife, late spring 2017.  The timber live edge designs also