Ceramic Art Edinburgh

Ceramic Art Edinburgh

This exhibition showcases two Edinburgh-based contemporary ceramic artists. Craig Mitchell creates humorous figurative narratives which explore and respond to contemporary culture, universal themes and current events both personal and global... 

Make a Leather Purse With Jude Gove

Make a Leather Purse With Jude Gove

Sew a coin purse by selecting soft leather and pure wool felt in contrasting colours. Maker Jude Gove will guide you through cutting and hand-sewing techniques. Jude creates handmade leather accessories in exquisite colour combinations and high-quality materials... 

Learn to Mosaic With Helen Miles

Learn to Mosaic With Helen Miles

Make a mosaic with ceramic and glass tiles. Mosaic artist Helen Miles will guide you through the direct mesh method, basic cutting methods and adhesion/grouting methods. All materials and refreshments provided... 

Handmade Edinburgh – The Contemporary Craft and Design Fair

Handmade Edinburgh – The Contemporary Craft and Design Fair

Over three days, Handmade Edinburgh will celebrate the best in high-end design and craftsmanship from over 80 highly-skilled, British and international designer-makers. It’s a fabulous opportunity to shop for gorgeous textiles, jewellery, ceramics, furniture and more, in an extraordinary and picturesque setting... 

Spoon Carving Workshop

Spoon Carving Workshop

Learn to carve a wooden spoon from sustainably sourced Scottish greenwood using traditional hand tools and techniques. Taught by designer/maker Catherine from Object Company, a brand known for their handcrafted minimal wooden homeware... 

Art to Wear: International Contemporary Jewellery Show

Art to Wear: International Contemporary Jewellery Show

This small yet unmissable jewellery exhibition features over 300 unique and original jewellery designs from 30 independent designers across the globe including local emerging talents... 

Visible Mending With Flora Collingwood-Norris

Visible Mending With Flora Collingwood-Norris

Bring your favourite jumper back to life with creative visible mending. Flora Collingwood-Norris will guide you through the basics of darning, swiss darning and decorative embroidery stitches... 

Illustrate Your Own Ceramic Object

Illustrate Your Own Ceramic Object

Edinburgh Fringe is typically visited for a gluttonous helping of comedy and theatre shows. However, there is much more to the festival than meets the eye. This is no more apparent than Craft Scotland's events that take place each year at the White Stuff on George Street... 

Clay 2018

Clay 2018

This exhibition of ceramics could be on show in any gallery anywhere but what makes it special to many of our visitors is it being held in a working pottery. You are most welcome to come 'backstage' and enjoy meeting anyone currently at work... 

A Contemporary Perspective

A Contemporary Perspective

international artists and emerging local talent. Included in this exhibition of highlights you will find detailed photographs by Freddy Fabris (USA), optical illusions by Jolanda Spagno (Italy), abstract works by Natasha Barnes (South Africa), jigsaw pieces by Keymi (France), bronze sculptures by Matt Duke (UK), charcoal drawings by Patsy McArthur (UK) and thoughtful paintings by Frank Schroeder (France) among many others. 

Roald in Clay

Roald in Clay

Inspired by the characters of Roald Dahl, come and make a Wonka pot on the potter’s wheel or hand build a Matilda or an enormous crocodile! The most squishy squashy substance, clay lends itself to making just about anything the renowned author ever wrote about! Just think of all his wonderful stories and they conjure up some fantastic images! After the success of the Mad Hatters Potting Tea Party these pottery taster workshops give you a chance to make your favorite Dahl character and to have a go on the pottery wheel! Ages 5-105. 

Artists’ Open Studios and Exhibition

Artists’ Open Studios and Exhibition

Seventy contemporary artists/makers open their studios to the public. Quality contemporary paintings, ceramics, jewellery, wooden boxes, textiles, weaving, metalwork, printmaking, illustration/design, signwriting and much more! Also an exhibition in the gallery connected to the studios... 

West End Fair

West End Fair

125 makers, artists and designers will be exhibiting their latest creations. The outdoor setting is spectacular, involving marquees and individual stalls all linked together by an ingenious series of walkways and ramps on many levels... 

Dazzle Jewellery Exhibition

Dazzle Jewellery Exhibition

Returning for the 35th year. The best contemporary jewellery from all over the world featuring 70 jewellers plus a leading scarf maker and printmaker. In a stunning central weaving venue... 

Craft Scotland Summer Show 2018

Craft Scotland Summer Show 2018

The second floor of White Stuff becomes a haven for design-lovers. Discover contemporary Scottish craft from 37 makers in one location. Shop curated handmade objects, including beautiful homewares, exquisite jewellery and stylish accessories... 

Carve a Ring Workshop

Carve a Ring Workshop

Carve your own ring in jeweller's wax. Get creative and make your own piece of unique jewellery to add to your own collection or gift to someone else. After the workshop, your piece will be cast in silver, professionally finished and posted back to you in 2-3 weeks... 

Zimbabwe Sculptures

Zimbabwe Sculptures

Zimbabwean artists make some of the best stone sculptures in the world. Vhukutiwa Gallery continues to present a range of work from young artists and established names. Inspiration is drawn from natural and spirit life... 

Liberty Lates

Liberty Lates

Liberty Lates is a Thursday night late access to Liberty Art Fabrics and Fashion at a special reduced ticket price for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Liberty Art Fabrics and Fashion is a major retrospective celebrating the innovative retailer and design studio Liberty London, brought to Scotland by Dovecot... 

Caledonia: Spirit of Place

Caledonia: Spirit of Place

Ian Scott Massie has fond childhood memories of Scotland. Subsequently, he has come back for many sketching and painting visits. Ian’s atmospheric watercolours and original screen prints capture the spirit of Scotland: the skylines of town and cities, mesmerising vivid colours at sunset and the subtle greys of rainy days... 

Ian Smith: Craft

Ian Smith: Craft

Multi award-winning comedian Ian Smith (BBC Three's Sweat the Small Stuff, Dave's The Magic Sponge podcast) returns. This show will include theatrical techniques such as shouting and moving around... 

Alpha Art Highlights

Alpha Art Highlights

Alpha Art is delighted to present a vibrant collection of works by local and international artists. This exhibition features well-known Scottish artist Ron Lawson's distinctive representations of the Scottish Islands and Highlands, as well as paintings by iconic British artist Jack Frame, revered for his cherry blossoms on gold leaf... 

GloW-Design: World Youth Designer Forum (WYDF) 2017

GloW-Design: World Youth Designer Forum (WYDF) 2017

The World Youth Designer Forum (WYDF), a cumulative accelerator and incubator discourse, explores the 2017 theme – Design Interventions: Nationalism vs Globalism. With international participation, WYDF discusses, debates and explores vital, cutting-edge issues and ideas affecting life and the built environment... 

The Knitted Bible Stories Exhibition

The Knitted Bible Stories Exhibition

A fun, yet breathtaking and moving display of thirteen stories chosen from the Bible and reproduced by hand in wool. This amazing exhibition is the creation of a specially formed knitting group from The Salvation Army in Warrington, first displayed in November 2016 and featured on the BBC News... 

Contemporary Clay

Contemporary Clay

Edinburgh ceramicist Craig Mitchell will be exhibiting a range of figurative clay sculpture, which explores contemporary themes and personal narratives in a humorous way. Highly recommended! For more information, visit craigmitchellceramics... 

'Art to Wear' International Contemporary Jewellery

'Art to Wear' International Contemporary Jewellery

This small yet yet unmissable jewellery exhibition features over 300 unique and original jewellery designs from 30 independent designers across the globe including local emerging talents... 

Clay 2017

Clay 2017

Welcome to our long-established Fringe exhibition, where visitors can not only enjoy our exciting show of ceramics but also visit us backstage in our studios. Here you can learn about our differing working methods, discover what inspires us, discuss technical problems and generally experience the reality of working with clay. 

Roald in Clay

Roald in Clay

Inspired by the characters of Roald Dahl, come and make a Wonka pot on the potter’s wheel, or handcraft a Matilda, a giant peach, or an enormous crocodile! The most squishy squashy substance, clay lends itself to making just about anything the renowned author ever wrote about! Just think of all his wonderful stories and they conjure up some fantastic images! From the makers of Mad Hatters Potting Tea Party, these pottery taster workshops give you a chance to make your favourite Roald Dahl character and to go on the potter’s wheel! Ages 5-105. 

Artists' Open Studios and Exhibition

Artists' Open Studios and Exhibition

Seventy contemporary artists/makers open their studios to the public. Quality contemporary paintings, ceramics, jewellery, wooden boxes, textiles, weaving, metalwork, printmaking, illustration/design and signwriting, with an exhibition in the gallery connected to the studios... 

Dazzle at Dovecot

Dazzle at Dovecot

This wonderful giant contemporary jewellery exhibition is held in a stunning venue. Dazzle returns for the 34th year following its recent huge London success on the South Bank with 60 jewellers showing over 3,000 pieces, plus a major printmaker and a top scarf designer... 

Craft Scotland Summer Show 2017

Craft Scotland Summer Show 2017

The second floor of White Stuff becomes a haven for design lovers. Discover contemporary Scottish craft from 33 makers in one location. Shop a curated selection of beautiful homewares, handcrafted jewellery, and stylish accessories... 

Pillow Talk

Pillow Talk

We present a sumptuous selling exhibition of kilim and textile cushions, chairs, fenders, pouffees, hall seats and sofa stools in vibrant colours and contemporary and traditional designs... 

Cultureground @ B.fest

Cultureground @ B.fest

Presenting the best in art, sculpture, debate and creative workshops, Cultureground is the interactive gallery that showcases young people’s work from across the city. View, talk or make, Cultureground asks you to challenge your perceptions of how we categorise 'youth' art... 

The Fairy Tale Fair

The Fairy Tale Fair

Join The Fairy Tale Fair at Brighton Open Market for a special Saturday market takeover. Over 45 high quality craft and design stalls fill the venue showcasing the makes of local creatives and designers... 

AART TV Live Broadcast!

AART TV Live Broadcast!

New Zealand’s finest Mikey the Aartist returns to Brighton Fringe for the launch of AART TV Live with special guest artists Jim Parkyn (Aardman Animations) and George Egg (Anarchist Cook 2)... 

House of Alchemy

House of Alchemy

A week long exhibition of visionary art and imaginative Realism in central Brighton. The gallery space will also host life drawing classes, morning yoga and exploratory talks throughout the week... 

Learn To Throw a Pot

Learn To Throw a Pot

Come along and learn to throw your own pot on the potters wheel at the Painting Pottery Cafe! Learn a new skill alongside other beginners with one of our fabulous potters in this structured workshop that will teach you how to create a lasting ceramic piece... 

Children's Area: The Den

Children's Area: The Den

The Den is a new, purpose-built family-friendly area at The Warren. Bringing together a strong community of children's charities, workshops and local business owners, The Den will provide play facilities and creative projects... 

Woodland Tribe

Woodland Tribe

Help create a unique adventure playground! Over the course of Brighton Fringe, children and adults of all ages can use hammers, nails, saws, rope and a huge quantity of wood to co-create the play space of their dreams! Evening sessions include a free drink in the ticket price... 

Words and Pictures. Pictures and Words

Words and Pictures. Pictures and Words

An enthralling exhibition based on a year-long collaboration between a photographer and a poet. 1 year, 2 friends, 52 weeks and 104 collaborations. Come and enjoy a showcase of pieces from their book and see 2016 in a new light... 

Celebrating Edinburgh’s Traditional Buildings: Craigmillar Castle Craft Skills Festival

Celebrating Edinburgh’s Traditional Buildings: Craigmillar Castle Craft Skills Festival

Something for the entire family! Come along and learn about the science of medieval construction, try stone carving and join our expert guided tours! See website for details: historic-scotland... 

The Amazing Scene Machine Does Aardinburgh!

The Amazing Scene Machine Does Aardinburgh!

Celebrate Aardman's 40th birthday with expert Aardman model maker Jim Parkyn and his Amazing Scene Machine. Help create a very special 3D clay painting of Edinburgh featuring some of Aardman’s stars including Morph, Shaun the Sheep, Wallace and Gromit – and your own cast of Aardman-esque people and creatures. 

Celebrating Edinburgh’s Traditional Buildings: Lead Roofing Demonstration

Celebrating Edinburgh’s Traditional Buildings: Lead Roofing Demonstration

Steve McLennan of the National Federation Roofing Contractors provides an enjoyable demonstration of the expertise required for creating and repairing lead roofing details. It’s vital these details are done correctly... 

Celebrating Edinburgh’s Traditional Buildings: Roof Slating Demonstration

Celebrating Edinburgh’s Traditional Buildings: Roof Slating Demonstration

Scotland’s buildings have slate roofs, now no Scottish slate quarry remains. Scott Miller of the National Federation of Roofing Contractors gives an informative demonstration on how slate shaped Scotland’s built skyline (look up!)... 

Celebrating Edinburgh’s Traditional Buildings: Architectural Cast Iron – Skills Demonstration

Celebrating Edinburgh’s Traditional Buildings: Architectural Cast Iron – Skills Demonstration

Scotland used to export iron buildings around the world; Andrew Laing of the Charles Laing Foundry gives an entertaining demonstration of casting processes and where these skills can lead... 

Celebrating Edinburgh’s Traditional Buildings: Traditional Building Skills and World Heritage

Celebrating Edinburgh’s Traditional Buildings: Traditional Building Skills and World Heritage

Edinburgh provides a magnificent festival setting. Structures and spaces must be repaired properly. Adam Wilkinson of Edinburgh World Heritage Trust gives a stimulating talk on how this can be achieved... 

Celebrating Edinburgh’s Traditional Buildings: Sash and Case Windows, Maintenance and Repair

Celebrating Edinburgh’s Traditional Buildings: Sash and Case Windows, Maintenance and Repair

Care for these windows and they’ll thrive for another few decades. Additional measures save energy. Keith Swann of Edinburgh College gives an informative demonstration of the required know-how... 

Celebrating Edinburgh’s Traditional Buildings: Lime mortars demonstration

Celebrating Edinburgh’s Traditional Buildings: Lime mortars demonstration

Roz Artis and Scott MacAskill of the Scottish Lime Centre Trust demonstrate lime slaking, part of the alchemy of the lime cycle. These processes have provided building mortars and more for millennia... 

Celebrating Edinburgh’s Traditional Buildings: Marbling and Graining Techniques, Signwriting Skills

Celebrating Edinburgh’s Traditional Buildings: Marbling and Graining Techniques, Signwriting Skills

Mark Nevin, Nevin of Edinburgh, demonstrates remarkable transforming painting techniques. Robin Abbey, Robin Abbey Signwriters, demonstrates inspirational signwriting skills used for projects like heraldry... 

Celebrating Edinburgh’s Traditional Buildings: Stonemasonry Skills Demonstration

Celebrating Edinburgh’s Traditional Buildings: Stonemasonry Skills Demonstration

Scotland’s traditional buildings used indigenous stone, only a few dimensional stone quarries remain. Marcus Paine and Richard Groom of Stone Federation GB give a literally breathtaking (silicosis!) demonstration of stonemasonry... 

Gin on the Fringe

Gin on the Fringe

Gin on the Fringe is a boutique gin event at the Surgeon’s Hall in Edinburgh during the final two weekends in August at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the world’s largest arts and culture festival... 

Clay 2016

Clay 2016

What makes this ceramic exhibition special is that it is held within a collective working pottery. We welcome visitors to our studios and are happy to discuss our working methods and concepts... 

Artists' Open Studios and Exhibition

Artists' Open Studios and Exhibition

Seventy artists/makers open their studios to the public. Quality contemporary paintings, ceramics, jewellery, textiles, wooden boxes, metalwork, printmaking, illustration, architecture and garden design... 

Mad Hatter's Potting Tea Party

Mad Hatter's Potting Tea Party

Pottery and Alice in Wonderland fans, come and have fun and make in clay the tableware, cakes, biscuits, hats, caterpillars, rabbits and anything else, allowing your imagination to run wild! Watch ceramic demonstrations and learn a variety of making processes... 

Craft Scotland Summer Show 2016

Craft Scotland Summer Show 2016

Back by popular demand! Returning for its fourth year, the Craft Scotland Summer Show sets up shop in the centre of town. We will be on the second floor of White Stuff on George Street to showcase some of the best contemporary Scottish craft... 

The Amazing Scene Machine

The Amazing Scene Machine

Join expert model maker and Aardman animator, Jim Parkyn, and make your own mini masterpiece in this hands-on model making workshop. Feed the machine to create an amazing Plasti-Scene and even appear in this unusual experience! 

Dazzle at Dovecot

Dazzle at Dovecot

Returning for the 33rd time to the Fringe and for the fifth year to the beautiful Dovecot Studios, this jewellery, designer scarves and photography exhibition presents 70 artists. 3,000 contemporary jewellery pieces, Ekta Kauls' delightful handmade scarves plus the intriguing black and white images of Edinburgh by Paul and Lynn Henni... 

Scottish Craft Beer and Food Matching at The Gait

Scottish Craft Beer and Food Matching at The Gait

The Gait Bar, 232 Canongate Royal Mile hosts a special Fringe Craft Beer and Food Matching event: four to six courses paired with beers from different Scottish craft breweries every week of the Fringe, plus tutored beer tastings... 

BIF: Brighton Illustration Fair

BIF: Brighton Illustration Fair

The 2nd year of BIF: The Brighton Illustration Fair. Over two days and several rooms, 60+ guests and exhibitors will be representing the world of illustration in the form of comics, small press, prints, poster art, apparel, animation, zines, publishing, workshops, talks, screenings and more. 

Plant Sale: Brighton and Hove Organic Gardeners with the Brighton and Hove Food Partnership

Plant Sale: Brighton and Hove Organic Gardeners with the Brighton and Hove Food Partnership

Brighton and Hove Organic Gardeners, together with Brighton and Hove Food Partnership, will host an organic plant sale in Preston Park. Expert gardeners and master composters will be present to give free gardening advice. 

eXXhibition by Candy Medusa

eXXhibition by Candy Medusa

Ecological art weekend, raising awareness of plastic pollution, toxics in our seas and our bodies, women in science, art and exploration. Beach clean - 9am, 7 May; art workshops up-cycling beach garbage - 12pm, 7 and 8 May; all-female art show - 7pm, 7 May... 

Woodland Tribe

Woodland Tribe

Help create a unique adventure playground! Over the course of Brighton Fringe, children and adults of all ages can use hammers, nails, saws, rope and a huge quantity of wood to co-create the play space of their dreams! Evening sessions are for Adults (16+) and include a free drink in the ticket price... 

Children's Area: The Den

Children's Area: The Den

The Den is a purpose-built family-friendly area at The Warren, encompassing a beautiful covered play area and a spacious, colourful outdoor space. There will be workshops throughout Brighton Fringe and activities and workshops linked to the performances taking place in the theatres... 

Plastic is Forever

Plastic is Forever

Jewellers dedicate their craft to transform our waste into desirable objects. This exhibition uses art, design and moving images to increase awareness of how the ocean environment is affected by what we throw away... 

Art of Printmaking: Open Studio

Art of Printmaking: Open Studio

Once again, this busy, central, printmaking studio opens its doors to the public, exhibiting members' works amid the tools and presses of their creation. With artists present to explain the different processes, this really is a rare (free) opportunity to learn about the pieces you can peruse and buy! 

Albert Mews Open Studio

Albert Mews Open Studio

Albert Mews Studio opens its doors for five weekends this May, hosting an array of returning and new designer talent. From hats to home-wares, ceramics to sculpture, there's something for everyone! Tucked away off Third Avenue we are there to welcome you with a cup of tea and a slice of homemade cake. 

'Who Sampled Who' presents 'Fallen Hip Hop Legends'

'Who Sampled Who' presents 'Fallen Hip Hop Legends'

An interactive, musical, play experience by Exploring Senses and One Brighton FM. Visit the exhibition at Jubilee Library. Participate in workshops at Brighton Youth Centre. Find out more at our website: www... 

Learn to Throw a Pot

Learn to Throw a Pot

Have a go on the potter's wheel. Our studio assistants will show you how. Leave your pot to be glazed and fired and collect it three weeks later or have it posted. [newline] Children must be 8yrs+. 

Press and Release 2016

Press and Release 2016

Technology and the evolution of the Artist’s Book: the exhibition features the work of notable book artists from across the world, selected by New York-based curator and artist Maddy Rosenberg. 

A Morning with Morph

A Morning with Morph

The iconic animated clay character Morph made his TV debut in 1977 and entertained an entire generation with his slapstick antics. Almost 40 years on, Morph and his mischievous pal Chas are back with some new adventures which premiered on YouTube and are now on TV... 

Morph Modelmaking Workshop

Morph Modelmaking Workshop

Iconic animated clay character Morph made his TV debut in 1977 and entertained an entire generation with his slapstick antics. Almost 40 years on, Morph and his mischievous pal Chas are back with some new adventures which premiered on YouTube and are now on TV... 

The Great Scottish Make Off - Free

The Great Scottish Make Off - Free

Live art every day. Live music every evening. What can artists create when they are restricted? The Great Scottish Make Off is an interactive art event unlike any other. We are exploring how artists work within limitations... 

The Great Scottish Make Off - Free

The Great Scottish Make Off - Free

Live art every day. Live music every evening. What can artists create when they are restricted? The Great Scottish Make Off is an interactive art event unlike any other. We are exploring how artists work within limitations... 

Coburg Collective

Coburg Collective

Coburg Collective is an exciting festival exhibition featuring award-winning artists and makers from Edinburgh’s Coburg House Studios. 16 Scottish contemporary artists will be showing their work for the first time in the Dundas Street Gallery... 

The Comedian's Comedian Podcast Live

The Comedian's Comedian Podcast Live

The thinking person's late night alternative! Triple award-nominated podcast reveals your favourite comics' creative secrets. Previous guests include David Cross, Al Murray, Sarah Millican, Ross Noble... 

Mad Hatter's Potting Tea Party

Mad Hatter's Potting Tea Party

Age 5-100. Pottery and Alice in Wonderland fans, come and have fun and make in clay the tableware, cakes, biscuits, hats, caterpillars, rabbits (and anything else) allowing your imagination to run wild! Or just watch the professionals in meet the maker ceramic demonstrations and learn a variety of making processes... 

Artists’ Open Studios and Exhibition

Artists’ Open Studios and Exhibition

Seventy contemporary artists/makers open their studios to the public. Quality contemporary paintings, ceramics, jewellery, wooden boxes, textiles, weaving, metalwork, printmaking illustration/design, signwriting, architecture and landscape design... 

West End Fair

West End Fair

One hundred makers, artists and designers exhibiting their latest creations in a spectacular outdoor setting. Go to www.westendfair.co.uk for images from previous years and for information on this year's exhibitors... 

Craft Scotland Summer Show

Craft Scotland Summer Show

Back by popular demand! Returning for its third year, the Craft Scotland Summer Show sets up shop in the centre of town. We will be on the 2nd floor of White Stuff on George Street to showcase the best of contemporary Scottish craft... 

BattleActs!

BattleActs!

Two teams of intrepid comedians battle it out for the audience's respect. Comedy just got nasty. ***** (StageWon.co.uk, EdFestMag.com, ThePublicReviews.com). **** (BroadwayBaby.com, FringeReview... 

Thai Cookery and Fruit Carving

Thai Cookery and Fruit Carving

The Krua Thai Cookery School is a Thai cookery centre in Scotland where students have come from 30 countries for their specific training. Watch an exclusive demonstration of traditional Thai cookery and fruit carving by professional fully qualified Thai chef Rujira Herd... 

Arctic Convoys – Men and Ice

Arctic Convoys – Men and Ice

Stories, photographs and tapestries about men in the Arctic Convoys in WW2 who received the Ushakov Medal in 2014. The exhibition shows how war changes the lives of men, taking them out of familiar surroundings and transferring them to endure the most appalling hardships and dangers in unknown and hostile situations...