Island Porcelain

The Voice went to visit the newly re-opened Island Porcelain, now settled in its Lamlash home at Studio 4. Since its opening on Easter weekend, and the launch of the website last week, business owner, artist and now miniature figure maker, Tracy Gibson, has had her hands full, and not just with puffins and guillemots! …

Arran Art Trail’s Second Year

The Arran Art Trail is heading into its second year following its launch last Easter. After the success of the Arran Open Studios’ weekends, now in its sixth year, the year round Art Trail began in April 2017. Artists on Arran wanted to provide both visitors and local people with the opportunity to visit practising …

Craft and Company News

Twirling & whirling at Craft Club March craft club was, once again, very well attended and we welcomed some new members. The craft this month was paper quilling and Morag led us through the basics before we all attempted to make a flower card. I think members were surprised how accessible this craft was and …

The Glasgow Boys

By John Inglis The Glasgow Boys, a group of painters all associated with Glasgow School of Art but not all from Glasgow were considered “provincial” in British art history until about forty years ago. They have benefitted from devolution and the subsequent attention paid to Scotland’s cultural heritage. They were, in fact, a cosmopolitan group …

Crafts and Company February meeting

Time to make some cushions with Fiona Doubleday Crafts and company continue their crafting year with their February craft club where members made cushions. Dividing into beginners and more experienced sewers allowed everyone to work at their own level. Beginners worked with Coral Smith and learnt how to measure fabric, cut it to size and sewing …

Origami Peace Crane Project

A group gathered at McKelvie Road housing in Lamlash on Sunday afternoon with the aim of learning how to make origami peace cranes. Aided by tea and biscuits and the enthusiasm of lead crane maker Alison Page, the group met to contribute to a project being co-ordinated by the Edinburgh Peace and Justice Centre. The …

An Intuitive Start to the Year

Our first craft club of the new year was very well attended and we welcomed lots of new members. The session was devoted to intuitive art journaling and led by Fiona Doubleday. This school of journaling draws on both art and meditation and members were set two ‘intuitive’ exercises to complete in two hours. It …

Leslie Marr – A Painter on Arran

As some readers may know, the painter Leslie Marr lived and worked on Arran from 1983 until 1991 in the house called Carlo on Corrie Shore. Recently, Leslie’s work has been on show at the Piano Nobile Gallery in London alongside that of his mentor and teacher, David Bomberg, who died in 1957. Leslie Marr …

Josephine Broekhuizen – Solo Exhibition in Glasgow

“There is an infinite creative force in nature which I find perfect and beautiful and it inspires me to be creative  myself and use its visual elements for my own story. “ Josephine Broekhuizen’s subjects range widely from still life to landscape-based and figurative paintings, they form a visual diary of her daily life and …

New year, new craft?

  Crafts and company will begin their craft club once again in 2018 with a great programme already in place. Learning a new craft or polishing up an existing one with good company and tea and cake is a lovely way to spend a few hours. During 2017 craft club grew in popularity with a …