Myriad of wonderful work at Oathlaw

THE CHRISTMAS Show at Oathlaw Pottery and Gallery is one of the most eagerly awaited events in the arts calendar in Angus.

Each year the gallery, near Forfar, is filled with a myriad of wonderful work from professional artists based in Scotland and gathered together at Oathlaw to make a feast for the senses. All the work is for sale.

Gallery owners and makers Ian and Maggie Kinnear will, of course, have a large selection of their own ceramics and Ian’s paintings.

To add to the treat for pottery and ceramic lovers there are works by Wenna Crockatt whose interesting boats with people always intrigue, as do the ceramic figures of Ludmilla Kosmina.

This year Una Monteith’s clocks make a welcome return to the show, along with the very wacky hand-built pots of well-known Edinburgh ceramist Philomena Pretsell, and from Fife, the East Neuk scenes of Donald McIntyre, and the bas relief panels by Hilke MacIntyre.

There are more of the very Scottish themed pots in black and white by Susan McGill, all adorned with well known Scots sayings.

From Angus the gallery features the serene white porcelain pots of Cathrine Holtet, now based in Brechin, and the large planters from Iain Nelson.

Local artists are also well represented - Elaine Cunningham from Forfar, Elizabeth Watson from Glamis as well as Tim Cockburn and John Johnstone.

The exhibition runs until December 16 (closed Mondays) and is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.