Edinburgh Ceramics Workshop
Edinburgh Ceramics Workshop is an open practice pottery dedicated to providing learning opportunities and practice space for people who are passionate about working with clay.
Our open studio allows you space and time to develop and refine your pottery practice.
Our members have a wide variety of aims and objectives from simply exploring a creative passion through clay to working towards building careers in the creative Industries as studio potters.
We work in partnership with Edinburgh design school who teach our pottery courses, classes and workshops. Edinburgh design school is an approved Scottish Qualifications Authority teaching centre offering a range of learning pathways from complete beginners to intermediate and advance level courses and workshops.
Old family photographs are the starting point for my work. Reimagined, with the intention of setting my subjects free from a frozen moment in time and space, I place them into a new orbit. Transcending the personal and sidestepping nostalgia, I create a new narrative and mess with time.
Initially, along with photographs, I use painting, drawing and collage which is manufactured into large scale, digitally woven fabric. This is then cut and reassembled using hand stitched appliqué. I find this use of new technology, combined with traditional techniques, compelling within a contemporary art context.
Represented by Arusha Gallery, Edinburgh
Emporium Julium Ceramics
Julija Pustovrh is trained as a Landscape Architect (Edinburgh College of Art), but has been working in ceramics since 2016. She developed a varied independent practice, spanning from wheel-thrown to hand-build pieces, and from sculptural works to jewellery. Majority of her current work is in contemporary tableware, with distinctive mix of simple, elegant forms and meaningful, contextual materials. Her studio is located at the Abbeymount in Edinburgh, Scotland and she is also the Technician at the Edinburgh Ceramics Workshop.
Lucy Engels, is a textile designer/ maker living and working in Edinburgh. She has a strong sense of colour, creating limited edition screen printed designs for fabric, accessories and homeware that play between hand drawn motifs and geometric form.
Employing traditional quilting and printing techniques each collection is designed and handcrafted to a high quality. Driven by a desire to create functional, sustainable pieces with a focus on environmentally aware design.
Each collection is limited in nature with fabric designs being printed for only a few months at a time. Makeup bags are produced in numbered editions of one hundred.
Cushions and quilts are generally made to order and commissions are welcomed. Put your own twist on available designs by choosing your colour palette. Contact Lucy by email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your ideas.
Eye Joy Art
Ever since I was wee, I have always found joy in the visual order of things and organising my surroundings. For me, creating an artwork is like the excitement of moving into a new home and deciding where all your treasured objects belong.
I have a passionate fancy for all things geometric, fine liner pens, architecture, the colour swatch wall in the paint aisle, beach treasure combing, nostalgia, textiles and hygge-liness. My favourite way to get inspired is to wander around the glorious city of Edinburgh and take note of the beautiful details on my stroll.
As a perpetual worrier, I find the repetitive, orderly action of my process shooshes my mind and makes room for quiet concentration. I am naturally drawn to creating meticulous, intricate work which requires all my focus and as a result, slows down my breathing making my practice meditative and calming. Making art fulfils me not only in my desire to cram my life with beauty; it takes care of my wellbeing too!
After growing up in the Scottish Highlands and studying in Glasgow, I have settled as a freelancing visual artist in Edinburgh after studying Painting at Edinburgh College of Art where I developed my drawing style.