Spring Fling is a vibrant visual art and craft open studios event covering the length and breadth of Dumfries and Galloway in South West Scotland; it is highly regarded as one of the UK’s most successful contemporary visual art and craft events.
Every year between 90 – 100 professional artists and makers throw open the doors to their studios for three days over the late May bank holiday weekend, offering visitors the chance to get behind the scenes of artistic practice, experience artists and makers demonstrating and explaining their processes and inspirations and have the opportunity to buy a piece of art direct from the artist. Each studio experience is unique, every artist is different but each will offer a meaningful insight into the inner workings of an artist’s life.
STUDIO 59: CHRISTOPHER TAYLOR
I take inspiration from the rich history within the ceramic field, combining materials, techniques and processes which are not commonly seen side by side and layering them to create objects that are rich with colour, texture and material quality.
What to expect: Visitors will see a range of finished work alongside pieces at various stages of completion. I use a variety of processes from throwing pots on the wheel to screen printing pattern work, pattern application and painting directly onto the surface.
Directions: From Dumfries take the B725 signposted Glencaple turning left into the Crichton Campus at the gatehouse. Then follow the Spring Fling signs to the internal courtyard.
Accessibility: There is ample parking directly outside the studio with level ground between parking and entrance. Studio is on the ground floor with a ground floor toilet.
Recommendation: Cubbies. Eat. Drink. 35 Bank St, Dumfries, DG1 2PA. A great little vegetarian-friendly takeaway with an interesting take on wraps and sandwiches.
More info. www.spring-fling.co.uk