An Active Community
Traquair has had an active community of craft workers in the grounds since 1974 when Flora Maxwell Stuart decided to turn some of the outbuildings around the house into workshops for self employed craft workers. There are presently four craft workshops in the Old Stables, the groom’s bothy, the tack room and the butler’s bothy. The workshops are run by individual businesses and keep their own hours, if you wish to visit a particular workshop you are advised to contact the individual business in advance.
CEUD MILLE FAILTE! A hundred thousand welcomes! A Traditional Scottish welcome from Centaur Design.
We have been pleasing our customers from all over the world for 25 years with our range of quality crafted products. Please take a look at our website take a look here to watch the process of producing a celtic belt. Using innovative and classical designs, with Celtic and cultural inspirations in our items, including highland dress accessories.
Rob Sutherland Ceramics
All of my ceramics are hand-built and utilise the technique of coiling. This involves building a pot layer by layer. Each coil is melded into the coil below and is pinched, squeezed, moulded and scraped into shape. I enjoy the slow pace of this method which allows a considered response to the form as it grows.
My influences are grounded in nature, from deciduous woodland to fossil encrusted pebbles. The forms carved on the surface of the pots are influenced by the patterns of nature be it the annual growth rings of lichens, ripples in water or the raked gravel oceans and rivers of the Zen Buddhist dry gardens of Japan.
Knightingale Crafts and Wildcat Studio
Jamie Andrews is a pyrography artist and woodworker, and also creates laser engraved artwork and bespoke giftware. Catriona Andrews is an illustrator and artist working in oils, ink and watercolours. Visit our working studio to see our range of original artwork and unique gift items; you will find everything from small souvenirs to original oil paintings. Private commissions taken.