Many Seasons Greetings to all our friends, customers, makers and suppliers !!!! A sincere thank you to all our visitors and patrons for supporting our own work and the work of the 100 + Scottish based artists, craftspeople and designers. We have had another fantastic year - busy with our own furniture commissions, our makers flat out with bespoke work and the funiture courses being fully booked all year. Looks like we are heading up for another really busy six months in the workshop making chairs, tables, kitchens, beds and all things wood. The Big Tree courses are already over half filled for 2017 as well. So have a good one everybody ! [Opening Hours 10-5 every day - Closed 25th,26th Dec, 1st, 2nd,3rd,4th Jan]
Available throughout the year of course ... but also handy for the crimbo event coming up soon .. Get them online here if you like.
The Big Tree Society courses in green woodworking have been a tremendous success again in the workshop garden here at Buy Design. Folks have come from all over the country. We actually had a guy come from Australia especially for a course !!! The course participants have made over 200 items of rustic furniture including chairs, stools, benches and have taken away loads of new skills and techniques to hopefully make some more for themselves. New course dates for 2017 are already filling up. Big Tree has gift vouchers or timber tokens to give to partners, friends or work colleagues as a very special creative day or weekend course.
Have a look here for a personalised Timber Token
Michelle Lowe's work is new to Buy Design Gallery. Beautiful glazes and design in clever functional ceramics. Nice .....
Susan Bourne finds old wooden cupboards, doors and drawers and paints them ! But with a difference. She is an incredibly talented botanical artist. The detail is beautiful. Some new work in the gallery this week.
Buy Design Gallery has always prided itself on encouraging and working with artist makers that push process and production technique. All the work on display in the gallery is Made In Scotland. Buy Design Gallery supporting Scottish creative business .. supporting home grown talent !!! Please support local makers and galleries throughout the year wherever you live.
Tom Ewing manages to capture something new in familiar urban and rural landscapes. The view across to Fife is a favourite of ours. Large and farmed waiting for a wall near you ....
Simon and Eoin were asked back into the Sanctuary to refurbish the upholstery and to give the carvers a bit of a clean up. We also got some new commission work for sofas as well. This is such a beautiful space and really great people to work with. An oasis of calm amongst a very busy hospital in Scotlands capital.
Buy Design friend Denys Mitchell artist / blacksmith / sculptor of Kelso passed away last week. So we're off to say cheerio to a legend of a man this afternoon.
Always remember him making the mighty Cnihtengild in one of his workshops by the abbey ( must have been 88-89) and trying to get it out of the door !! Nothing by halfs our Denys ... Safe sailing pal ....