February has been a busy month, both in and out of the studio, and here we are in the middle of March suddenly!
A week ago Friday, we got a lovely surprise, when we discovered our pots were pictured and mentioned in a four-page spread on celebrity chef Nick Nairn’s new kitchen at home, in The Herald newspaper’s glossy Luxury Homes magazine. With a wee bit of photoshopping, you can see and read our wee blurb. All images and text (c) The Herald.
Last weekend we were at the Art on the Loch event at Loch Lomond Shores. It’s a new market for 2D and 3D art that will happen every month on the second weekend of the month. It was a nice location with very lovely neighbours in the next booth. The attendance was actually busier than you’d expect for an outdoor market in Scotland in March, mostly dog walkers heading to the ‘Dug Cafe’ (yes, really, a cafe for dogs – and their owners – where you can let Fido off the leash to go and play with the other canine patrons and various toys, while you enjoy a nice cuppa. You can even buy doggie treats so everyone is happy.)
We’ll be doing this market right up to July (except June, as we have something else on), and I just know it’s going to be great when the season starts.
The same people also organise ‘Art on the Exchange’ at Royal Exchange Square in Glasgow, beside the Gallery of Modern Art (the space to the front of GOMA is home to the Duke of Wellington, his horse and the infamous traffic cone hat, so it’s easy to find. We’ve also signed up for this, and will be there on the first weekend of each month, starting with April (Easter Weekend) through to July, again, not June. We’re really looking forward to this market too, and hope to see lots of friends, old and new, at both events sometime this spring/summer.
Other events planned for this year are the Royal Highland Show at Ingliston, Edinburgh in June (hence no weekend markets), the West End Fair at the Edinburgh Festival in August, and finally a nine-day Open Studio with the Perthshire Open Studios event, at our place in Cultybraggan Camp, Comrie.
In other news, I had the first in a series of articles published in the Scottish Potters Association magazine in Feb 🙂
So, we have a busy year coming up, and lots of making required.
Not starting today though, as it’s Mothering Sunday and we have some visiting to do, presents to deliver. 🙂