About the Artist
Camphill Blair Drummond provides a creative and therapeutic environment for both residential and day students with complex learning difficulties.
We will be exhibiting a wide variety of pieces created together in our specialist workshops including glass, pottery, woodwork, textiles, mosaics and baskets
Working with adults with complex learning difficulties is very rewarding. Our students have very wide ranging abilities and skills. Some design, develop and produce their own pieces completely while others might just participate at one stage of a process. Some are completely independent and others need to work hand over hand. Students who enjoy being outside in our beautiful grounds can work in our Estate and Garden workshops. We have a Pottery, Basketry, Woodwork, Craft, Animaltastic, Intouch and Textiles offering all sorts of possibilities. On some afternoons there's a jam workshop and a new group has just started exploring visual communication.
We have a lot of help from our volunteer co-workers from abroad who usually come for a year to experience a bit of life here and bring us so much from their diverse cultural backgrounds as well as many local befrienders
People visiting are frequently astounded by the quality of what we produce and we all have a lot of fun making everything together
During the exhibition at Camphill we will be available to demonstrate basketry or rag rug techniques - all welcome to come and have a go - and possibly lino cuts as well as answer questions on other crafts.
There is a possibility we will be able to have tours round parts of castle and garden, and this will be confirmed closer to the dates. However as the exhibition is in the castle this year we will be able to point out a few features anyway