Out of the Blue currently houses over 100 artists, arts organisations and other creative businesses at The Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Arts Factory2, Leith Walk Studios, Abbeymount Studios and Out of the Blue Music Studios. The list below is a selection illustrating the range and quality.
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From our studio based in Edinburgh, we handcraft beautiful, intricate jewellery from acrylic and resin, creating one-of-a-kind pieces that are truly unique.
We create contemporary pieces that express a love of colour and abstract form, believing in the power of colour and art to express who we are and as a mark of our individuality.
From geometric statement pieces that call to mind a sandy beach on a summer’s day to versatile necklaces that mimic the wings of fireflies, JoJo Blue Design’s pieces encapsulate the beauty of nature, paying tribute to the freedom of the unexpected.
Award winning designer Judy R Clark is famed for her exquisite hand tailored womenswear designs comprising of Harris Tweeds, Scottish lace and antique fabric.
Tipped by British Vogue as one to watch, Clark has carved a credible name for herself in the fashion industry designing womenswear pieces with an eccentric edge in her signature tailoring. The designer has created installations, exhibitions and bespoke ranges for several companies resulting in a series of prestigious accolades for her innovative and creative approach to fashion design.
Karina Pasiut is a contemporary Textile and Print designer.
Her artistic creations are rooted in drawing, painting, screen printing, dyestuff and tapestry taking inspiration from travels and observation of everyday life.
A handmade approach to design is crucial in her practice, stimulating her creativity and exploratory nature, although often supplemented with Photoshop and Cad designs.
Karina is highly passionate about screen print and works with reactive dyes, taking care of all stages from drawing to finished textile print to create unique and original prints.
Kate is a TV writer and playwright based in Edinburgh whose work has been produced at the Almeida and Pleasance theatres.
Kirsten graduated with a First Class (Hons) from Edinburgh College of Art in 1999. After graduating she spent 18months travelling and working in Australia and South East Asia. Since then she has completed a Post Graduate Certificate of Education at Moray House, Edinburgh and went on to work as an art teacher in Edinburgh and Shetland in a variety of both Primary and Secondary schools. Currently she has a studio at the St Margaret’s House, Edinburgh and works as an art teacher in Midlothian. She has exhibited in various galleries and exhibitions in Scotland and has paintings in private collections in the U.K, Australia and France.
Contemporary Silversmithing & Jewellery.
Kirsty Eaglesfield’s contemporary silverware and jewellery is inspired by the way the sea weathers and erodes objects changing their form, colour and texture. Tumbled piles of fish crates, old buoys, pieces of sea-washed glass, driftwood and the construction and shapes of boats are all central to her work as a silversmith. Used, worn objects and the way they have been patched-up and repaired, often modified for a use different to the object’s original purpose also inspire her.
Learñ en el Patio is a unique space to socialise with other students and tutors in a Spanish environment in the heart of Edinburgh. Our philosophy is based on the idea of becoming a place where people can taste a piece of Spain through courses, activities and events, escaping from their daily routine or just meeting with friends while enjoying a tasty coffee or Spanish brunch.
LifeMosaic produces and co-ordinates the distribution of educational resources for indigenous peoples. Resources are primarily based on community testimonies; they present complex issues in an accessible and engaging way; and support indigenous peoples right to free, prior and informed consent. – See more at: http://www.lifemosaic.net/eng/about/
I create sumptuous garments & accessories using free machine embroidery & teach a wide range of specialist sewing classes.
Design and create handmade greetings cards and bespoke wedding stationery which incorporate my own photography and illustration.