Launch, Fri 31 May, 5–8pm. Open Sat 1 & Sun 2 Jun, 10am–6pm. Free Entry.
The Fruitmarket Gallery throws its annual design fair, in partnership with Creative Edinburgh bringing to the galleries a carefully chosen selection of our favourite contemporary print, jewellery, fashion and homeware, as well, of course, as the talented designers who make it. Accompanied by public workshops and career-boosting sessions for creatives.
Akvile Su, Aliyah Hussain Jewellery, Anarkik3D, Behind Bracken, Beth Lamont, Collingwood-Norris, Comptonville Campbell, Dot and the Line, Ellen Catherine Jewellery, Emma Louise Wilson, Jenni Douglas Designs, Kate Owens Printed Stuffs, Knot Unknot, Lucky Cloud Skincare, Luing Smith, Lynsey Walters, MAiK, Morag MacPherson, Morven Mulgrew, Myer Halliday Design, Paisley Pins, Quinta Essenza, rebeccajk, Roslyn Leitch, Soft Play x Laughing Stock, Son of Pear, Stefanie Ying Lin Cheong, Studio Five, The Lopsided Studio, Trash Furniture, Vanessa Bullick Ceramics, We Make, Zoe Scott Designs.
IN THE WORKSHOP SPACE
COLLINGWOORD-NORRIS: VISIBLE MENDING WORKSHOP
Sat 1 Jun, 10.30am–12.30pm. £20 + booking fee. Book via Eventbrite
Flora Collingwood-Norris, knitwear designer, maker and owner of Collingwood-Norris, offers a two-hour introduction to darning, using different methods of stitching to create a colourful and creative approach to mending. All materials provided, but feel free to bring any knitwear you’d like to mend along with you!
ZOE SCOTT DESIGNS: PAINT A PLANTER WORKSHOP
Sat 1 Jun, 3.30–5.30pm. £ 12+ booking fee. Book via Eventbrite
Artist and plant addict Zoe Scott will guide you through the design and painting process as you create your own planter from a hand-cast concrete pot. You may have seen her designs which have been such a hit of late in the Fruitmarket bookshop. Choose a succulent or cactus and get tips on how to care for it. All materials, including plants, will be provided.
KATE OWENS: BLOCK PRINT YOUR OWN FABRIC (AND DANCE IF YOU WANT TO!)
Sun 2 Jun, 10.30am–12.30pm. £22 + booking fee. Book via Eventbrite
This workshop takes a side-step from traditional block printing, replacing the print block with a wooden sandal and walking or dancing your design across the fabric. Participants will use body weight to transfer the ink to the cloth rather than the conventional mallet. You will design print-block sandals, use them to create repeat patterns and print a length of fabric that can be finished as a simple cushion cover. Organic cotton and Soil Association approved inks will be provided along with tools and materials to make the print-blocks.
STEFANIE CHEONG: MODERNIST ART WIRE STATEMENT EARRINGS
Sun 2 Jun, 3.30–5.30pm. £25 + booking fee. Book via Eventbrite
Make a pair of statement earrings responding to modernist art from brass and or copper with 100% recycled silver earring hooks. You will explore the work of Picasso, Calder, Kandinsky and Miro to design shapes and forms to create in wire. Each earring will be fabricated from brass and or copper wire.
All workshops are suitable for 12 years and over.
UPSTAIRS IN THE CREATIVE EDINBURGH SPACE
TALKING HEADS: MAKING IT AS A MAKER
Sat 1 Jun. 2–2.45pm. Free. Drop-in.
Creative Edinburgh brings you a series of quick-fire talks by DesignMarket makers, sharing how they got their business to where it is today. Join us as they tell their stories, their inspirations and the highs, lows and inbetweens of a career as a maker. Speakers include Caroline Key of Trash Furniture, Fiona Luing from Fiona Luing Design, Cat Thorogood, founder of MaiK and jeweller Stefanie Cheong. These lightning talks give you the opportunity to hear stories from across mediums, meet the makers away from their stalls and ask your burning questions!
CIRCULAR ECONOMY: WORKSHOP BY MARY MICHEL FROM OSTRERO
Sun 2 Jun, 2–3pm. Free. Book via Eventbrite
As part of the DesignMarket in partnership with Creative Edinburgh, Ostrero will run a hands-on design workshop on Circular Economy principles. The most pressing question of our times is how to live in a world of increasingly scarce resources. The Circular Economy addresses this question through key principles that include designing out waste and using renewable sources of energy. This workshop looks at what the CE is and why it is important before moving onto a design challenge, stimulating thinking about solutions to current resource and waste problems. The workshop will be run by Mary Michel, Co-Founder of Ostrero. Mary is also Director of the Incorporation of Goldsmiths and Vice Chair of Craft Scotland.