Firing up for Angus Open Studios event

Ian Kinnear of Oathlaw Pottery prepares for the Angus Open Studios event from May 24 to 28 which will involve 60 artists throughout the county.
Ian Kinnear of Oathlaw Pottery prepares for the Angus Open Studios event from May 24 to 28 which will involve 60 artists throughout the county.

FOR four days this month artists and craft workers all over Angus are opening their studios to the public to let them see behind the scenes.

Oathlaw Pottery and Gallery is firing up its kilns in readiness for Angus Open Studios event. As well as firing new ceramics and stoneware and porcelain the gallery will be showing printmaking from Barbara Robertson, painting by Elaine Cunningham and Ian Kinnear and garden ceramics by Iain Nelson.

During the four days from May 24 to 28, Ian and Maggie Kinnear will welcome the public into their Oathlaw studio where they can see work in progress and gain an insight into throwing pots and firing kilns. Raku firings will be taking place throughout the event and lino blocks from which Barbara Robertson makes her beautiful and whimsical prints will be on display to give an insight into this fascinating art form. Among the other local artists taking part over the weekend are Angela Hamper in Tannadice Village Church Extension; Barbaras Beadhouse, Northmuir, Kirriemuir; Maura Lyons of Blues Daisy Jewellery, Forfar; Tessa Mendez, Letham; Gallus Glass, Kirriemuir; Linda Sinclair Jewellery, Kingoldrum; Margaret’s Handpainted Pottery of Friockheim; Michael Kay of Kirkton of Airlie and artists Elizabeth Watson, Roundyhill, Issy Valentine, Forfar, Neil Paterson, Kirriemuir and Vicky Blackburn Kirriemuir; PDF Woodturning of Forfar; Pedlars of Letham; Strathvale Studio, Douglastown and Tannadice Church Arts Crafts and Floral Exhibition. For more details visit www.AngusOpenStudios.com