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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

Louise creates intricate, delicate paper cuts from single sheets of paper. Each papercut starts off as an ink line drawing, before being cut out, by hand, with a scalpel, lots of sharp blades and a bit of patience! Many of the finished pieces have words in them which capture moments of joy and the threads and stories of lives well lived. Louise has also started a series of papercut landscapes, capturing some of the beautiful Perthshire scenery that she has on her doorstep. Visit Louise in her studio in Comrie (Studio 52) to see her sketchbooks and works in progress, as well as finished pieces, prints, cards and more! Louise has put together some beginners paper cutting kits that are available to purchase and include everything you need to try paper cutting.

Louise McLaren – Studio 52

Come visit me in crieff, just down the hill a little from the square. My studio will be set up at the lovely Victoria Bloom Florist where I’ll be surrounded by beautiful fresh flowers, an ideal setting to inspire my painting and drawing. My paintings are mainly botanical and I use watercolour pencils and graphite to create my interpretation of vibrant blooms from the florist and my garden. I will have a selection of cards, Giclee prints and original paintings available. It would be lovely if you could pop in for a chat.

Liz Paterson

Residents of St Fillans formed the St Fillans Art Club in 2023. This September will be the second year of hosting an exhibition in the Sandison Hall, to celebrate the wide variety of creative talent within the village. Including – Illustration, Map Making, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Printing, Textiles and Woodwork. Come and visit us in our beautiful village on the shores of Loch Earn, we’d be delighted to see you.

St Fillans Arts & Crafts

Creating unique and small batch pieces or pottery, sculpture and paintings in my garden studio. Inspired by nature; from the beautiful Perthshire landscapes and visits to the Outer Hebrides. Open by arrangement and always happy to chat about what I do although sometimes it is unsuitable to have visitors, if I am mixing glazes or the kiln is firing. So please get in touch if you would like to visit the studio to see my pottery and artwork. You may just want to blether, have a look, make a purchase, ask about a bespoke piece or find out about tuition. Jacquie

Kinkell Studio

I am a textile artist who draws with her sewing machine, happy to give demonstrations to all visitors. I have also been completing a daily oil painting challenge so a lot of my original sketches are now in oils on canvas board.

Jammythings

I am a Fine Art Printmaker specialising in soft ground etchings, creating affordable limited-edition prints inspired by my love of Scotlands Wildlife and Tribal Art. I work in the traditional method with zinc plates and nitric acid: coating the plates with wax then drawing and creating impressions of leaves, feathers, lace etc into the wax surface. The plates are then immersed in a bath of acid and where the wax is removed the acid bites grooves into the metal plate. These lines hold the ink creating the print when the plate is run through the etching press with damp paper on top. It’s a challenging but exciting method of printmaking that results in very intricate, detailed prints. As these are hand printed there can be a variation in tone and colour over the edition. I exhibit my work at the Goldfinch Gallery in Comrie and open my studio during Perthshire Open Studios. Twice I’ve been awarded a prize at the Teeside Print Prize exhibition and in 2022 my print ‘The Pond’ was exhibited online at the 196th RSA Annual Exhibition and ‘Helen’ was online for the Scottish Portrait Awards. In 2023 ‘The Garden’ was selected and hung at the 197th RSA Annual Exhibition in Edinburgh. This is a working studio so I’m very happy to show my working process and answer any questions. Everyone is very welcome. Directions. Gould Cottage is on the main street just before the shops start. Follow the signs down the alleyway to my print studio in the garden.

Sheila Roberts Prints