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Ayton Clothing is a sustainable fashion brand featuring linen and cotton dresses in sweeping shapes.  Designer Aileen Sherry is part of the slow fashion movement and often hand prints the fabric with textured detail. She is passionate about producing clothing using ethically sourced fabrics with stylish designs which are comfortable, stylish & hard-wearing.  You can find Aileen in her studio at Creative Exchange Perth where you can browse the Ayton Clothing sample collection and orders can be taken.

Ayton Clothing

The Angus Ross Furniture studio and workshop create museum quality, exquisitely hand-crafted furniture, using local sustainable oak and ash. Angus Ross is an award winning designer sought out by private clients, museums and public bodies across the UK. His team of exceptional furniture makers combine traditional cabinet making, steam bending and the latest cutting technologies. The studio makes tables, chairs, cabinets and functional art for homes, gardens and public places. Perthshire Open Studios is a rare opportunity to visit the workshop and chat to the makers about their work.

Angus Ross

My artwork includes 3d sculptural wall art in Harris Tweed, upcycled and re-upholstered furniture, painted lamp bases and lampshades, decoupaged scallops or furniture, felt jewellery and sculptures in air dry clay. I love trying new techniques and testing my skills with new challenges. I established my gallery Artisanand in 2014 in Aberfeldy, I have a workshop in the back so I can make use of my time when not serving customers. In September, as part of the Open Studios Festival, our exhibition will include myself and two other artists who also work days in the gallery, exhibiting and demonstrating the techniques they use to create their artwork. The three include Marianne Dey painter (landscapes, abstracts and printmaking), Lorna Radbourne glass artist (whose studio is called “Catriona Studio” creates stained, painted and fused glass in everything from sculptures to jewellery) and me, Angela Thomson, textiles and furniture (Harris Tweed 3d art, upcycled furniture, decoupage, candles and felted jewellery). During the Festival all three of us will be working in the gallery, we’ll be making time to either demonstrate or discuss the techniques we use at 11am and 1pm each day. Saturday – Lorna & Marianne Sunday – Angela & Marianne Monday – Angela & Lorna Tuesday – Angela Wednesday – Angela & Lorna Thursday – Angela Friday – Lorna & Angela Saturday – Angela & Marianne Sunday – Lorna & Angela Having the gallery allows me to exhibit my art along with the art of other emerging and established Perthshire artists. We offer an eclectic and quirky selection of artwork in many media, including lots of 3D, in a light and bright gallery space, the front of which is entirely glass, the artwork is the focus and there is room to stand back and enjoy.  

Angela Thomson @ Artisanand

We are two sisters living in Aberfeldy who have created this wee gem of a shop and typically one of us will be behind the counter. We have a gorgeous range of indoor plants alongside individually made works of art from across Scotland and beyond. We support Local, Scottish and British makers and try very hard to supply something different…..and very gorgeous of course!

Edith and Grace

I have a studio in the beautiful cottages in Glamis. I was introduced to glass 35 years ago and have been creating with it in various forms ever since. I mainly make one off traditionally painted leaded panels, windows and public sculpture but also create fused glass bowls and decorative items. I have awards for painting (oil/pastel) and was shortlisted for the Scottish Portrait Awards 2022. During the event there will be a selection of glass, paintings and lino prints, leather books and other interesting pieces available alongside my fellow artists work. I wear many hats as I administrate the gallery and also study at DJCAD whilst spinning plates in the studio! There is a Cafe, The Gin Bothy, Glamis Castle and a shady woodland spot for letting your dog have a stroll a stones throw away.

Lesley Garside – Artist

I’m a Scottish artist who mainly paints landscapes. I’ve also worked for Oscar winning film designers, made huge mosaics and murals acted as the arts consultant for infrastructure projects. I spent 15 years working with my hero and mentor Alasdair Gray, notably on Òran Mór, the Hillhead mural and his proposed mural for the Scottish Parliament. I’m known for my series of murals telling the story of Tam o’Shanter. I’m currently building a 120m sculpture of a Beithir, a mythological Scottish lightning serpent in Glasgow. It will be made in steel and concrete with a mosaic covering. The head was unveiled in March 2024. During the open studios I will be showing paintings, drawing, prints and working drawings from various projects.

Nichol Wheatley

Fellow artist Sheila Messenger and I have exhibited together many times in the past, we’re using Sheila’s studio where you’ll be able to see my paintings and textiles. There is a chance to see the inside of a working artists studio and discuss techniques used while watching an artist in situ. There will be a range of works by both of us and we’d pleased to have you visit.

Sheila Martin

This year I will be exhibiting in a lovely riverside venue in Dunkeld. I paint atmospheric landscapes with an emphasis on light and pattern. Figures, wild swimmers, animals and birds sometimes make an appearance. My landscape paintings involve work in many layers of paint: some translucent some thicker and more opaque, and these are often wiped back or dissolved to reveal details and patterns beneath; resulting in a rich and intriguing surface. I also work in textiles. There will be a selection of small gift items: jewellery, handmade notebooks and sketchbooks and bags.

Karin Borland

Jane Drysdale creates hand crafted kiln formed glass artworks in her garden studio on the outskirts of Crieff, producing a range of pieces which can be functional or purely decorative. Creating under the name Barkley Glass (there is always a canine studio companion) Jane is self taught and began her glass journey in 2002 starting with stained glass. A desire to heat it up lead to her move to glass fusing. Jane’s continued love, fascination and respect for glass fuels her desire to push the boundaries, develop new skills and be experimental in her practice. Recent explorations using high quality Bullseye glass powders and sheet glass and the potential of differing firing temperatures are inspired by the colours and textures in the world around us. Her studio and conservatory gallery are open by appointment during the year.

Barkley Glass

Karelia House has grown from a small idea into an exciting destination – a destination for anyone who wants only the best. We have a fantastic selection of fabrics, yarns and so very much more! This crafters’ paradise is situated in a very beautiful rural location where the rivers Lyon and Tay meet, some 4 miles west of Aberfeldy. You cannot fail to enjoy your journey through the beautiful Perthshire scenery and the area offers many wonderful activities and retail experiences! If you want the best results, use the best ingredients – this applies to cooking, knitting, patchwork, painting or anything you do and that is the philosophy followed by everyone at Karelia House. Relax in front of a cosy wood-burning stove and enjoy a coffee and home-bake. Our fabulous showroom is bursting with the colour and texture of our yarn and fabric. You can also have a demonstration with our Brother sewing and embroidery machines – these state-of-the-art sewing machines show what amazing creations are possible.

Karelia House Yarn and Fabric