COBURG HOUSE STUDIOS
Local artist lowdown
DON'T YOU LOVE IT WHEN YOU DISCOVER SOMETHING COOL, SO COOL THAT YOU DON'T WANT TO TELL ANYONE ELSE FOR FEAR THAT IF THE WORD GOT OUT, YOU'D HAVE TO SHARE? THAT'S HOW I FELT ABOUT THE 'HUB OF CREATIVITY' THAT IS THE COBURG HOUSE STUDIOS. I HAVE STALKED THE WEBSITE AND PLANNED MY VISIT TO THEIR DECEMBER OPENING, ALL WHILE IMAGINING THE ORIGINAL GIFTS I COULD AWE MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY WITH AT CHRISTMAS. BUT HEY, I CAN'T BE GREEDY WITH STUFF THIS GOOD. I DON'T CARE IF IT MAKES ME A SELL-OUT, THE WORD MUST GET OUT.
To be the best Santa your loved ones have ever known, get yourself to Leith the first weekend in December to load up on some outstanding local art. The renowned designers and artists that make up this collection of studios only host open house events a few times a year, so this is a unique chance to get a sneak peak into their creative environment whilst also filling up a stocking or two and supporting some deserving independent talent.
The kind of stuff to be exhibited and sold includes painting, jewellery, sculpture, textiles, silversmithing, printmaking, ceramics, mixed media and sign writing. The collection's creators include Hannah Louise Lamb, Kaz Robertson, Lorna Hewitt, Catherine Aitken, Grace Girvan and over 20 more, most of which will be there so I encourage everyone to show up and shake their hand, they know what they're doing!
Where and when: Coburgh House Studios 15 Coburg Street, Leith, Edinburgh, EH6 6ET, 0131 554 6888Friday 5th – Sunday 7th December11am-5pm
Also in Nov/Dec 2008 issue of Bite Life Magazine