Haining at Home

Project Date: 24 October 2014 – 27 October 2014

Haining at Home was a showcase of some of the Scottish Borders finest applied arts in an inspirational setting.   The showcase was part of a series of exhibitions organised by The Haining Charitable Trust (HCT), at The Haining in Selkirk, which at the time, was in development as a major venue for arts and culture.  The showcase was accompanied by demonstrations in the beautiful Stable Studios.

Haining at Home showcased a diverse range of artists working in different materials, with a focus on interiors.

Exhibitors included:

  • Glass from Idagos Studio, Lindean Mill Glass and Julia Linstead Glass;
  • Ceramics from Kinsman-Blake, Robert Sutherland, Clair Norris and Helen Kemp;
  • Wood and furniture from Tom Hawson, Rankin Kinsman-Blake, Adrian McCurdy and Real Wood Studios;
  • Textiles from Orwell & Goode, Sam Fenn-Johnston and Frances Teckkam;
  • Stone from Natasha Smith.

As part of the exhibition, there were three demonstrations of making in action: screen printing, wood and stone carving as well as a guided walk through the Haining Estate looking at native wood species and how they can be used in furniture.

The event was supported through CABN and Craft Scotland as part of the nationwide Meet Your Maker campaign.

Have a look at Vimeo to see Mary Morrison introducing the Haining At Home exhibition.

Lawrence Robertson, Trustee of HCT said: “The Haining is establishing a reputation as a prime venue in the borders and lends itself well to the promotion of these contemporary artists.”

The Haining is a Grade A Listed Palladian Mansion House and estate in Selkirk, Scottish Borders which was bequeathed in trust by its previous owner to be utilized for the benefit of the people of Selkirkshire and beyond to develop arts, heritage and culture. The Haining Charitable Trust, was formed in 2010, and under the guidance of the Scottish Historic Buildings Trust, commenced an ambitious programme to revitalize the estate, emphasizing benefits to the community.


Images courtesy of Inge Panneels.