Lisa McPhie Artist Spotlight

23 04 2014

‘Annual holidays in the west coast of Scotland and France have heavily influenced the colours in my work and contributed to my appreciation of natural elements and shapes. The main subject of my work is plant forms, which I photograph to use as a source of inspiration.’

Lisa McPhie | The Bay Attic | Gifts

Matylda Konecka Artist Spotlight

14 04 2014

Matylda konecka” I see myself in two different worlds. One is fairy tales, a little creepy, but humorous. I think the dark and magical creatures are part of me; I would like them to be my companions for a long time.The other world is abstract, things which I can’t say literally, but want to express strongly. I like to build a very personal universe, a mixture of dreams and fairies with colour and melancholy. In my work I wanted to show how I perceive Scotland; I used elements from the cities and the most beautiful landscapes of the country and created my own stories from them. Scotland seems to me to be a place so vivid, colourful and magical that I couldn’t help but show it in my art. In many of my works there are elements referring to the history, traditions and legends of the area (e.g.”The Fish That Never Swam”,”Sleeping Island”,”Pipers”). “

Matylda Konecka | Bay Attic | Ingrid Nilsson

Tactile and Beautiful

26 02 2014

I was given this beautiful book. I put it somewhere safe, hence I have now only re-discovered it ! Made by the very talented Annie – wife of artist John Bathgate, these hand-made books are available from Dun Studio on the Isle of Skye. I love the effects, the combination of fabric, paper and colour, the whole cover changes in the daylight. It’s got that Peacock iridescent shimmer effect. My next dilemma is how to fill the pages.

John Bathgate Art | John Bathgate Cards

Scottish Elm Coptic Bound Notebooks

24 02 2014

Back in stock ! Hand-made by Julie Durkacz, wooden notebooks with Scottish Elm covers finished with Danish oil and beeswax polish. The inner pages are made from recycled paper, hand stitched with linen thread using traditional Coptic bookbinding techniques. The pages have a luxurious feel to the touch.

I have a little A6 bound Wooden Journal which Julie made when she was working with leather, I write all my home-made recipe ideas in it, but it looks like I may soon be investing in a Coptic bound book too.

fig and lime vinigretteFig and Lime Vinaigrette

2tbls Olive Oil

1tbls Fig Vinegar

Pinch of Rock Salt

Ground Black Pepper to taste

Juice of 1/2 a Lime


Put everything into a container with a good sealing lid and shake well.

Drizzle over salad.

Julie Durkacz | Watch – Notebooks | The Bay Attic

Jules Jules

11 02 2014

Juli Miller describes her work as “a collection of ever-changing handmade pieces and collections.” Each piece of jewellery is unique, you can see the vibrance and luster of these gorgeous Strata Luna necklaces, which are made from hand cut glass which is then fired in the kiln to metamorphose into these beautiful, colorful, eye-catching creations.

pieces and collectionsJuli worked as a graphic design and then project manager for a several years, but when her path took a different turn – when a friend introduced her to fused glass making. Juli found it fascinating and decided to take a leap of faith and created Jules Jules to sell her creations to shops and galleries. That was 10 years ago. Today, Juli still enjoys every day. The company has expanded to include other lovely things Juli finds, made by great crafts people, that she can then use in the jewellery she makes.

You can find out more about Juli and her Jewellery in our Artist Interview on our website.

Bay Attic | Jules Jules | Video Strata Luna

Din Eidyn | Edenesburg | Dùn Èideann

31 01 2014

Edinburgh. What would you say if someone asked you about the Capital of Scotland ? Historical, Political, Educational, Cultural, Inspirational. Old Town. New Town, Sir Walter Scott, Ian Rankin, The Bay City Rollers, the Festival Fringe, the Book Festival, Military Tattoo, Holyrood Palace, Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh Zoo, Tourist Destination, Trams, Nespresso, Harvey Nichols, Hogmanay, Princes Street for shopping, Canongate Church for prayer, the Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile, Kilts and Bagpipes, Edinburgh People, the Scottish Parliament, Scottish Independence or Grand Theft Auto ?

The answer to the question is just as diverse as the City itself, and perhaps not everyone would expect to see the words Scottish Independence and Grand Theft Auto in the same sentence !

Art is just as rich in content. There is much variety in Edinburgh Art. The City and it’s streets, monuments, historical buildings and landscape are inspiration for artists, as can be seen in work by Daniel Campbell, Peter Brown, Colin Ruffell, Jolomo and more. Be inspired by our artists view of Edinburgh. Choose a Giclee Art Print or Poster Print from our choice online, as a gift or to compliment your decor.

Bay Attic | Art | Cards | Jewellery | Gifts

The Shiela Fowler Collection

8 01 2014

Sheila Fowler is a contemporary Scottish Artist, working from her studio in Glasgow. Her work hangs in the Scottish parliament building and across the globe. Sheila explains, “I would describe my style of painting as contemporary and I enjoy depicting landscape and studio still life using vibrant colours and bold texture.”

We have a collection of 60 gorgeous cards featuring Sheila’s art. Choose from Coastal villages, to homely cottages, beautiful flowers to rolling landscapes and inspiring woodlands.

The square design style of this greeting card collection and the high print and choice of quality smooth white card, show Sheila’s work to greatest advantage. Each Greeting Card comes sealed inside a cello bag and supplied with a crisp white envelope, all you need to do is add the postage, write your greeting – and post it, of course !

Bay Attic 10% Off | Sheila Fowler Cards | Gifts


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