Eloise Kerr + Mark Gentleman25
About the Artist
Mugdock Makkers is a group of artists and craft workers who offer a range of original products in their dedicated Art and Craft Gallery situated in the corner of the Courtyard. Everything is locally made. The artists man the Gallery and demonstrate their work at the weekends. They can interact with visitors to create unique commissions and explain how their work is created.
The Makkers provide an impressively eclectic range of locally produced artwork from fabulous paintings, colourful textiles and knitwear, fragrant and calming soaps, impressive woodcraft, unique striking jewellery and stunning glassworks in addition to other items, all of which are displayed in our Gallery within the Courtyard at Mugdock Country Park. The Gallery receives many plaudits from visitors who are impressed by the uniqueness and originality of the products on display. At present we have over 20 artists and craftspeople involved ensuring a large and varied mix of hand produced items available to the discerning customer who likes things which are not available in the high street retail outlets. A measure of the standard of the Gallery is that it was a Finalist in the Scottish Independent Retailers Awards 2017.
Every weekend the talents of Makkers are highlighted in demonstrations within the Gallery which also allow visitors to appreciate the effort and skills involved in creating the pieces and ask questions or make comments.
The Gallery holds a number of other events throughout the year such as Charity Days and a Christmas Shopping Day when customers benefit from discounted prices.
A number of individual Makkers also run workshops within the Park for those interested in gaining experience and skills in particular crafts.