Coburg House is home to over 80 artists working out of 50 studios. There are designers and makers in a range of different disciplines, many working in a variety of fields.
For ease of reference the artists are divided below by: Painters and Printmakers : Illustrators and Signwriters : Jewellers : Ceramicists and 3D Artists : Textiles : Architect : Garden Designer :Photographer : Framer
For more information, each of the artists is listed below with links to their own sites where available. Alternatively contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will help wherever we can.
PAINTERS AND PRINTMAKERS
Joy's paintings currently refer to the tension between the natural and urban landscape and often the encroachment of one by the other.
Sammy works in acrylic, encaustic and mixed media creating images that have a lyrical balance between representation and abstraction.
Sara is a painter and printmaker, she also teaches drawing at painting courses at Coburg studios. Recently working in monoprints, depicting the freedom of swifts and swallows.
A wide variety of subjects inform David's work, be it figurative or landscape, and often the viewer feels drawn into the picture.
A strong connection with the sea. Attraction to the industrial seascape. Metal hulls, rusting nails and weathered boards.
Alan's main areas of work are landscapes of Scotland, Italy and portraiture.
Lynsey Connachan (with Jemma Derbyshire) set up Paintbox in 2013. Lynsey is also a Painter and is inspired by the marks and contrasts presented in the Landscape.
Places are the subjects, but contrasts are the theme of Jane's work finding inspiration from her travels both in Scotland and abroad.
Rowena is a figurative painter drawn to a wide variety of subjects. Her paintings show sensitivity to elements of light and space underlined by strong draughtsmanship.
Jemma's works are bold, using vivid colours often inspired by the raw, exposed landscape of the Scottish Highlands and her love of travel.
Rachel Everitt is a printmaker and art lecturer based in Edinburgh. Originally from the highlands of Scotland Rachel travelled south to study Visual Arts at the Edinburgh College of Art in 1995, where she chose to specialise in Animation.
Kate trained and worked as an illustrator and is currently exploring the use of beeswax and pigments to build up surfaces that convey the atmosphere of landscapes and plants.
Her work has been described as 'peppered with tiny people like Lowry cross bred with Beryl Cook. Deliberately naïve and meticulously painted, they have a charm that is uplifting'.
Anne has lived and worked in many different countries. Her work incorporates the variety of influences, palettes and styles that she has been influenced by over the year.
Kittie is primarily a painter and printmaker whose work is directly inspired by the natural world, in particular British birds. She regularly exhibits around the UK.
Inspired by landscapes both Scottish and elsewhere, Kari's passion for the intricate complexities of nature has led her to use a variety of techniques in paint and printmaking.
Laura is a painter and tapestry artist creating abstract pieces that focus on light and texture.
Mangan’s figurative work is particularly distinctive - it represents another time, another place and another world. Well known for his scenes of the race-course, the beach, the station, the fairground and now the theatre.
Josie is a painter inspired by the Scottish landscape. She sees her work as a palimpsest of memories, experiences and emotions.
Val is a painter living and working in Edinburgh. Her practice mainly explores the landscape and spaces in traditional South India.
Charly trained in painting at Leith School of Art and Life Drawing at Glasgow School of Art. Having been a graphic designer she finds both disciplines overlap.
Za's work crosses the bridge in the imagination between darkness and the reassuring images of childhood, twisting traditional themes in unexpected directions.
My work focuses on the image of the female and its history. I have engaged with the nuances found in classical forms that are carried throughout history and into modernity.
Stephanie’s strength lies in being able to capture the female form in all her glorious guises, whether clothed or not, with sideward glances catching passing thoughts and emotions.
My work is concerned with how meaning is made in contemporary representations of the figure and is informed by art histories written and unwritten.
I am inspired by colour and pattern and their ability to enhance people’s lives. Visits to Greece, France, Polynesian, and gardens at home and abroad have informed my work.
Paintings and sculpture exploring ancestry, mythology, costume and the cultures of ancient Europe.
Working as a freelance illustrator and lecturer, David has recently been extensively exhibiting as a fine artist.
Contemporary paintings which are "quirky reminders of joy discovered in simple things, flowers in corners, jungles or gardens of remembered experiences and surprises".
Astrid has a deep interest in architecture, shapes and contours of the city and its past. By working in mixed media she is able to work back into layers of paint which create fascinating textures.
Maria's work is about capturing the essence of a place or object. She uses a range of medium, paint, monoprint, collage to capture the essential shapes and patterns of objects.
Karen's works are inspired by her immediate surroundings – the coast and hills of East Lothian, the shore at Newhaven, and the buildings of Edinburgh’s Old Town.
Melanie's paintings are inspired by the sometimes dramatic, often beautiful scenery that is found in Scotland. She works in oil, pigment and bees wax to create layered, emotive images of the world around us.
DESIGNERS, ILLUSTRATORS AND SIGN WRITERS
Traditional hand signwriter, a well established craft with a wide variety of applications in modern contexts.
Designer and photographer.
Intricate paper-cuts and illustrations.
Claire Hubbard (AKA Emseeitch) is an illustrator and graphic designer specialising in cute patterned stationery, homewares and accessories.
Graphic Designer and illustrator, creating book covers, posters, album covers, logos, menus and illustrative models.
Will is a comics creator and illustrator with an interest in folk stories, traditions and superstitions.
Freelance Illustrator, graphics and pattern designer. Lover of intricate line-work and delicate details.
The inspiration for my jewellery pieces has always flowed naturally from my paintings and drawings and I try to capture a drawn like quality in the jewellery pieces I create.
Julie's work has a narrative quality - usually with a story behind it! Texture and photo etching are applied to precious and non-precious metals to create the pieces.
Award winning Donna Barry designs and makes large one-off pieces for special exhibitions and collections of smaller wearables for galleries and shops throughout the UK and internationally.
Jackie finds many sources of inspiration for her work. She likes to study the the structure of natural forms, especially those which are primordial and repeat themselves in many different parts of the natural world.
Grainne is mainly inspired by ancient and classical symbolism, mythology, various forms of sculpture (especially in wrought iron) and the fusion of art and fashion. Her collections combine sterling silver with freshwater pearls and semi-precious stones.
I re-purpose familiar every day objects to give them a new breath of life in my quirky jewellery designs with a retro style.
Jenny's work explores the relationship between the wearer and the jewellery. This has led her to develop movable pieces in silver and gold which have fluidity and movement inherent in the form, and which encourage interaction with the wearer.
A recent graduate of the Glasgow School of Art, Pauline takes inspiration from children’s stories and fairytales to create her playful jewellery. Working mainly in silver and porcelain, she is currently attending Bishopsland Educational Trust for a one-year residency.
Lorna specialises in beautifully crafted, high quality, hand-made bespoke jewellery.
Christina makes beautiful jewellery inspired by nature. She works predominately in silver and gold but use a range of materials to produce a diverse range of pieces from small delicate earrings to large sculptural neckpieces.
Bryony makes an eclectic range of items from decanters to napkin rings. Her work is based on a love of storytelling, each piece being brought to life using techniques of repousse and chasing, often with enamelled or gilded detail.
Jewellery inspired by buds and flowers using silver, gold and gemstones.
Playful pieces made from resin and acrylic, inspired by Japanese design and nature using a 50s and 60s colour palette.
Simone enjoys exploring the past history of everyday objects with the aim to remove the existing ‘label’ of their purpose and discover a new and unexpected potential when transforming them into contemporary jewels.
Killt pins and jewellery inspired by patterns and shapes in the natural world, using metals, slate and stone.
Award winning jewller working mainly with resin, she produces pieces by combining a bold colour palate with pattern.
Carolyn is inspired by her surroundings, nature, the sea and decay. She works predominantly in sterling and fine silver and incorporates texture, enamelling and stone setting in her work.
Eleanor’s work derives from a fascination with materials. It responds to 'found', reclaimed and non-precious materials, often combining theses with precious and semi-precious stones and precious metal; challenging notions of preciousness and disposability.
Aoife designs and creates unique and imaginative silverware. Each piece is a once-off interpretation of mythology, nature and the elements.
Tracy works mainly in silver but often incorporates colour into her designs by adding gemstones, hints of gold, enamel and oxidising.
Award winning jeweller working in variety of matierals with designs that reference classical Asian art.
Cristina's current work is influenced by the Korean urban landscape and explores the contrast between modern buildings and ancient temples and palaces of South Korea. I combine natural and painted wood with precious and non-precious metals.
CERAMICISTS AND 3D ARTISTS
Mette makes boxes in different kinds of wood, aluminium, copper and other materials, such as bone, concrete and resin. They are all functional, although they are not made for any specific use.
Myer is a ceramic artists who's current interests are in pattern and its application to different forms. Works are usually made of slipcase porcelain and parian.
Painting and glassware inspired by the natural world, in particular Scottish landscapes. Daniels pieces are decorative and functional.
Beth works in both metal and ceramics creating pieces of delicacy and intricacy.
Jerwood prize winner Geoffrey Mann is an artist (&) designer and lecturer whose fascination with transposing the ephemeral nature of time and motion has created a studio practice that challenges the existing divisions between art, craft and design.
Rosemary works in 2D and 3D and is currently exploring the transformation from Nature into Art.
A stylish range of bags combining heritage cloths with a fashionable flair, all made in Scotland.
Costume and corsetry.
A weaver using Scottish based materials including lamb's wool, Shetland wool and other local sourced fibres. Through diversification James is now producing lines of digitally printed scarves, laser cut products and hand etched whisky glasses.
Tea has been working as a textile designer for the last twelve years, designing prints and textiles for interiors and fashion. Her work combines hand drawings, print making and CAD techniques.
Working for over 20 years as a fully qualified and highly experienced kiltmaker with extensive skills and understanding of how a really good kilt should look.