From fashion designers to painters, to furniture makers and beyond, over 70 creative individuals use the building every week to harness their creative abilities.
Karina Pasiut is a contemporary textile artist and print designer.
Her artistic creations are rooted in drawing, painting, screen printing, dyestuff and tapestry taking inspiration from travels and observation of everyday life.
A handmade approach to design is crucial in her practice, stimulating her creativity and exploratory nature, although often supplemented with Photoshop and Cad designs.
Karina is highly passionate about screen print and works with reactive dyes, taking care of all stages from drawing to finished textile print to create unique and original prints.
‘Kinnaird Jewellery combines inspiration from her travels through countries such as Peru, Morocco and Vietnam. Here Carolyn was captured by the scale of tribal styles of jewellery and by the details of their traditional tribal tattooing. Through Carolyn’s innate contemporary style and vision, Kinnaird jewellery realises the influence of these tribal idiosyncrasies on her work through the creation of uniquely bold, yet simplistic forms.’
Sarah Kwan is an Edinburgh based freelance Artist, who graduated with BA Hons Fine Art Drawing & Painting from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design in 2008. She’s exhibited in galleries such as The Royal Scottish Academy and The Scottish National Portrait Gallery. Some of her favourite subjects are; portraiture, animals, flowers and plants. She also enjoys illustration, decorative patterns and pops of bright colour.
As well as painting portraits Sarah works with brands to create chalkboards, murals, live painting events and painted window displays. Brands such as: Lululemon, Ruffians Barbers, The Naked Grouse, Wemyss Malts and Dram & Smoke have used her skills in their events and product launches. She is open to new collaborations that include concept/illustration design and painting – and can help create eye-catching designs for you or your business, wedding or other events. Please feel free to get in touch with Sarah anytime to discuss a project.