Art House 27
Address: 57 Coillesdene Avenue
Open: 2/3 and 9/10 September
Lively colourful slipware pots that are made for practical, everyday use. The pieces have fun, illustrative decorations with themes including hedgerow plants and berries, wild swimming, bikes, and pottery collections.
About Michelle makes colourful contemporary slipware pots with sgraffito and slip decoration. She works from her garden studio in Joppa. All her work is handmade in warm red earthenware clay which is coated in a creamy clay slip and then decorated with coloured slips, oxides and glazes. Most of her pieces are thrown on a pottery wheel and a few are hand-built from slabs. She aims to make pots that are useful and beautiful and hopes to encourage people to enjoy the small daily comforts of hand-crafted objects in the sharing of a pot of tea or a home cooked meal.
Michelle has worked as a professional potter for over a decade after coming to ceramics by a round-about route via a background in Social Anthropology and a first career working for human rights and social justice charities. She trained as an assistant to Bärbel Dister at Cromarty Pottery. She is a member of the Scottish Potters Association, a selected member of the Craft Scotland Directory, Applied Arts Scotland and Find a Maker. She exhibits regularly in galleries across Scotland and occasionally further afield.
Some recent exhibitions include Verdance, The Watermill, Aberfeldy; Connections, Scottish Potters Association selected exhibition, An Talla Solais; Potfest Scotland, Scone Palace.
Joanie Bones- songs and stories of meaning and unity.
Sunday Sep 3rd 3.30-4.30pm
Porty resident Joanie Bones uses spoken word and a cappella song based on the British folk song tradition to weave stories of connection, meaning and unity. Fresh from headlining the spoken word tent at Buddhafield Festival this year and following a packed out show at Pianodrome last fringe, Joanie brings her unique mix of vocal looping, experimental percussion and heart warming tales of connection to potter Michelle Lowe’s garden for this intimate gig. (we’ll be inside if it rains).
Expect songs and stories about a wide range of curious topics, including a famous Edinburgh resident and things one can find walking up the Figgate burn as it leads into the sea. https://www.joaniebones.com/about.html