Dumfries and Galloway Fine Arts Society

The arts site for south west Scotland

Artistry in clay

Husband and wife potters Hannah
and Douglas Fitch gave the final demonstration of the 2016-17 season at Gracefield on March 17.

 Hannah 'drawing' on a dish with liquid clay   
After a slideshow illustrating the influences on their work, Hannah demonstrated the art of

 Douglas starting to form the clay

slip decoration, while Douglas transformed a lump of clay into an elegant jug on a portable wheel.

The results: Douglas's jug (awaiting handle) and,
below, Hannah's decoration (before firing).

Coming up

Davy Brown will start our summer programme with a landscape painting workshop on May 19. Details of this and other workshops can be found on the Programme page, along with information about our exhibition at Castle Douglas and the society's 90th annual show at Gracefield.

Identity parade

Same sitter, differing interpretations - a line-up of members' paintings at the end of the portrait painting workshop tutored by Katharine Wheeler at Gracefield on March 3.


Let Kathleen Woods know by May 2 if you wish to enter works (two permitted) for the Castle Douglas show from May 10 to 20.


Have you moved house, or changed your email address lately? Make sure the membership secretary has the correct details. Email Chris Otty here


The spring magazine gives incorrect dates for the annual exhibition. They should be as follows: Hand-in July 8, Preview July 14, exhibition open July 15-August 12, collection of unsold work August 13.

A correct version of the magazine can be downloaded here

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