Annual winter exhibition at Oathlaw Pottery

Gallery owner Ian Kinnear with some of the exhibits at Oathlaw Pottery and Gallery. (Picture by Andy Thompson Photography).
Gallery owner Ian Kinnear with some of the exhibits at Oathlaw Pottery and Gallery. (Picture by Andy Thompson Photography).

For art lovers in Angus a regular and eagerly awaited fixture on the winter calendar is the Christmas exhibition at Oathlaw Pottery and Gallery.

This is a mixed show of work by professional artists featuring painting, linoprinting, etching, ceramics from around the county and further afield, and jewellery. All work is for sale.

This year’s exhibition at the gallery, owned and run by the husband and wife team of Ian and Maggie Kinnear, opened on November 9 and runs until December 6.

A visit to the lovely country gallery around the courtyard at Oathlaw Studio promises a treat of sumptuous artwork: richly coloured paintings ranging from the humorous work of Tim Cockburn and John Johnstone, through the seascapes by Elizabeth Watson and Elaine Cunningham, the thoughtful narrative work of Liz Murray and Suzi Morrow from Fife and the beautiful delicate paintings of Liz McCarthy and Frances Law which contrast with the strikingly different mixed mediapieces of Malcolm McCoig and the expressive paintings by Lynda Watson and Ian Kinnear.

Printmaking enthusiasts will enjoy the new work by gallery favourite Barbara Robertson, as well as work by newcomers to Oathlaw, Louise Scott and Bruce Shaw, and for jewellery lovers the varied work of Jan Johnstone offers lots of choice.

Ian and Maggie Kinnear, the gallery owners, and ceramicists themselves, have as usual assembled a wonderful array of ceramics and pottery to delight visitors, with figurative work by Ludmilla Kosmina, Bel McCoig, Wenna Crockatt and Anne Lightwood complemented by the strong sculptural stoneware ceramics and raku from Ian and Maggie, the garden pots of Iain Nelson and the delicate forms in porcelain by Cathrine Holtet.

Oathlaw Pottery and Gallery, by Forfar, is situated off the A90 between Forfar and Brechin.

It is open Wednesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.