From fashion designers to painters, to furniture makers and beyond, over 70 creative individuals use the building every week to harness their creative abilities.
Skerry Press produce prints, drawings and Artist books in various forms by the artist Drew Catlow. The press is based in Edinburgh and material is produced from a garden print studio in the city and The Edinburgh Printmakers where Drew is a member.
My work is often subtle, delicate and ambiguous but sometimes it can be bold, graphic and colourful. It usually takes the form of a print or a book, or a printed book. There is often text whether that is a title, a narrative, or just words.
A preoccupation for all things nautical has led to projects covering subjects including ocean currents, lighthouses and buoys. I am interested in the natural environment, for its potentially dramatic and changeable nature. Also, with the interactions of humankind with the natural environment. Often research and location based my work is made up of a combination of photography, print and collage. Creating sparse, compositions with a hint of humour.
Lucy and Kitty are sisters who have grown up with the same interests in art, design and nature. Lucy graduated with a BA(HONS) in Design for Textiles at Heriot Watt University and Kitty graduated with a BA(HONS) in Fashion Textiles Design at Robert Gordon University in 2016.
It had been an idea of theirs for a long time to work together and build a brand that they would be able to express their creativity freely.
During their studies they both became very interested in environmental issues in regards to the textiles industry and started their research into ways of changing peoples perspectives on sustainable clothing.
Shortly after graduating Studio Five was born! They wanted to create stylish prints inspired by nature using their drawings, photography and collage skills. Studio Five’s aims are to use sustainable or alternative fabrics as much as possible with the hope to be 100% sustainable in the near future.
They also want to follow the slow fashion ethos of releasing two collections a year with a limited amount of stock to help reduce waste and the majority of the collection is made to order so each piece is unique and can be kept for a life time.
Connecting people, places, foods, memories and cultures, my works try to represent the everyday life in Taiwan. Emphasising on sustainability and being eco-friendly, I produce my works by mixed-media including natural dyes, handsheet paper and weaving.
Workshop After Six was established by a group of colleagues including the founder of 7B Design Ltd, Sinan Senturk. After handcraft leather products Sinan and his colleagues made in their spare time attracted a great deal of attention, they decided to establish their brand Workshop After Six, which signifies that these products are made with enthusiasm and devotion, out of the regular work hours.
This is a brand new line of business and its aim is to offer design leather products and accessories to people who seek for alternative looks. Workshop After Six uses cowhide leather, which is a byproduct of the food industry and prefers vegetable tanned leather where possible which is the most natural colouring process. Sales are currently made from the UK to all over the world. You may browse and buy the products <a href=”https://www.workshopaftersix.com/collections”>here</a>.