Angus Grant Art

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Eden Court Theatre


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A crafty countdown to Christmas

Summer’s definitely over – there’s a chill in the air again. But with Christmas round the corner (how did that happen?), I’m heading to more Exclusively Highlands craft fairs in the next couple of months.

First up, this weekend I’m off to Drum Castle, near Banchory. Never been here before but it looks like a fantastic setting in the middle of Aberdeenshire. The craft fair is on October 7 and 8.

Then, in a few weeks time, it’s Eden Court Theatre in Inverness for the first of two pre-Christmas events (Nov 17-19) and then back east, this time to Castle Fraser, near Inverurie, on Nov 25-26.

And to round off 2017, I’ll be at Eden Court for the final EH craft fair before Christmas on December 8-10.

Looking forward to seeing some of you there!

 

The Packhorse Bridge at Carrbridge


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Carving and chrome

There’s a busy weekend coming up in Strathspey – lots of brilliant events for residents and visitors. I’m getting ready to run stalls with my mugs and pine prints at both. It’s great to be at local events – meeting old friends and new.

Saturday sees Carve Carrbridge, the popular chainsaw carving competition. It’s fascinating to watch the competitors create artworks out of massive pieces of wood. And Carrbridge is such a vibrant community – everyone turns out to support the event.

On Sunday I’ll be much closer to home at Motormania at Grantown. There’ll be scores of shiny vintage vehicles on display in the High Street, along with stalls and activities for all the family. I’m there with the Cairngorms Farmers Market, so there’ll be lots of food and craft to tempt you. Looking forward to a great weekend!

The Packhorse Bridge at Carrbridge

Carrbridge

 


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A bumper summer

From exhibitions to craft fairs with a few workshops thrown in for good measure: it’s going to be a busy few months for Angus Grant Art.

I’ve got a packed schedule from July 1, when I’ll be at the Exclusively Highlands‘ craft fair at Eden Court Theatre.

After that I’ll be out and about with events in Carrbridge, Glenmore and Kingussie, as well as heading further afield to Aboyne.

Then as the summer holidays come to a close, I’m teaching another round of weekly silversmithing and pottery classes. The latter is already full up but you can still sign up for silversmithing.

Look out for upcoming posts with more details in the next few weeks. But you can also keep up with my travels by checking my Exhibitions page and the Events and Workshops page.

The Packhorse Bridge at Carrbridge


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Craft in Carrbridge

Getting ready for the first craft fair of 2017 and it’s pretty close to home.

I’ll be at Bridge 300 in Carrbridge on Saturday May 20. It’s a big weekend of community events to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the village’s iconic Packhorse Bridge.

The Packhorse Bridge at Carrbridge

The Packhorse Bridge at Carrbridge

I live in Carrbridge a few years ago and it’s got a great community spirit so I’m really looking forward to this.

The craft fair is in the Village Hall on Saturday, 11am-2pm. I’ll have my wildlife mugs and the pine prints on sale.

There’s also a heap of other events going on from Friday to Sunday, including historical exhibitions and live music and dancing. Find out more on the Carrbridge website.

Hope to see you there!

Brodie Castle


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Brodie Castle craft fair

Good first day at Brodie Castle, where I’m enjoying my penultimate craft fair of the year.

The Exclusively Highlands event is back on tomorrow from 10am to 4pm. Brodie Castle, near Forres, is a fantastic venue and a warren of rooms. Luckily there are lots of volunteers from the National Trust for Scotland to guide you and a very helpful one way system even if you do lose your way.

So as well as getting to see lots of lovely craft, you get a sneaky tour of the castle itself for your £4 entry fee. The only drawback is that there’s no disabled access – being a castle, there’s no lift, unfortunately.

I’m up in the Red Room, on the first floor.It’s got an elaborate wooden fireplace, a brilliant chandelier and a range of historic paintings.

If you look closely in the photo, you might be able to see me waving from the first floor – at the left hand window on the central section of the castle.

brodiecastle

showing off silver rings


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Silversmithing

My latest silversmithing class has just finished and it’s been another great term.

Everyone went home happy with their rings and I was delighted to see the class enjoy learning new skills.

Hopefully there will be another class in the New Year. Keep checking the Cairngorms Learning Partnership for details.

Until then, here’s some pictures of the final results!

Eden Court Theatre


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At Eden Court today!

Just about ready to go at Eden Court Theatre… the mugs are out and the sun is shining on the Exclusively Highlands Craft Fair. 

Angus Grant Art can be found in the Bishop’s Palace: you might see us through the window as you go in the main door.

Go right as you enter the lobby and keep going up the slope and then through the doors on right beside the fudge stall and right again into our cosy room of craft.

Doors open today from 12pm to 8pm… A chance for late night shopping? 

We’re also here Saturday and Sunday. 

Hope to see you soon!

MAlachite bracelet beads


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Make your Christmas presents!

I’m starting another round of workshops in the next few weeks – just in time for Christmas!

My silversmithing course (organised through the Cairngorms Learning Partnership (CLP)) is full up but I’ve got another jewellery course running.

It’s a one day session on Saturday November 12 and will focus on simple wire working techniques to make several pieces of jewellery. By the end of the day, you should have three pairs of earrings and a bracelet.

This one is also with the CLP but in association with the Spey Art Group (SAG). that means that it costs £45 for SAG members, and £55 for non-members. Materials and tools are included – just bring your lunch!

The workshop is at Inverallan Church Hall in Grantown and you can book through the CLP here.