Abbeymount Studios is Out of the Blue Arts & Education Trust’s exciting creative space in the old Victorian school building at the top of Easter Road.
It is a multi-disciplinary facility promoting engagement and innovation in art, ceramics, photography, textile design, mosaics and fashion design.
Presently there is a community of 36 Artists and Designers who have studios and shared studio space in this impressive Victorian building.
In addition to their own work many of the resident artists run courses and workshops for budding artists in the community.
The below series of videos were produced by Cro + Kow, also based at Abbeymount Studios.
Frances Priest Ceramics
In the below video, Abbeymount Studios-based artist Frances Priest muses on her influences, her creative process, and the way that pattern and design are picked up, reinterpreted and passed on.
Helen Miles Mosaics
With a modern and experimental take on the ancient art of creating mosaics, Edinburgh mosaicist Helen Miles, based at Abbeymount studios, takes us on a journey through her motivations, process – and an unexpected treasure of gorilla mosaics hidden around the city.
Alison Williams is completely engaging talking about her artistic process. Her career has been an incredibly varied and eclectic one, spanning media from sculpture to glass, painting to embroidery. Listen to her talking with her commissions for celebrities, her approach and motivations to creating art.
Eliza Kesuma is a textile designer based at Edinburgh’s Abbeymount Studios. She has her own unique approach to her designs, and also runs workshops under the name Moody Mondays. We had a fun day talking to her about her approach to design, have a look!
The Out of the Blue Drill Hall
The Out of the Blue Drill Hall in Dalmeny Street is also taking part in the 2020 Virtual Doors Open Days. Learn more at outoftheblue.org.uk/doorsopen.