Demonstrations include creative blacksmithing with Jim Shears, wildlife watercolours from Liz Harvey and a chance to make your own eye-catching 20 point paper Christmas star with hat-maker and textile artist, Jeanette Sendler. Handcrafted and locally made gifts for the home include ceramics from porcelain specialist Gavin Burnett and potter Alison McIntyre, and beautiful woven willow baskets from Donald Spy and knitted creations made by award-winning Nervous Stitch, Jenny McHardy. There will be a chance to see St Andrews-based charcoal artist, Janice Deary at work as she prepares for an exhibition in Edinburgh in 2023 and paintings by Paul Dodman and Hazel MacLeod. More unusual artworks include the colourful digital-hybrid fossils of the future by Katie Hallam member of the Royal Society of Sculptors and copper-coated seaweed by Cally Nurse, recent Masters of Fine Art graduate from Duncan of Jordanstone Art College, Dundee.
“Make a day of it and explore Newburgh’s high street which has interesting independent shops to browse,” said Cally Nurse, tenant artist at The Steeple. “The recently re-opened vintage treasure trove Red Fox Studio/Underneath The Arches, The Sun Gallery and Framers for paintings, crafts and cards, all thing eco and re-fills at Juniper, fabrics and sewing supplies at Minerva and our very own local charity shops!”
The Steeple is one of 20 characterful and historic buildings in Scotland run by the UK’s largest provider of studio and creative spaces Wasps (Workshop and Artists’ Studio Provision Scotland). This month we wrote a profile on The Steeple for the Space of the Month series, which you can read here.