Kist Autumn Showcase V2 2

The Autumn Kist

2 - 4 October 2020

Exhibitors part one


Join us for this digital event through The Kist and Wigtown Book Festival Facebook pages.

As The Autumn Kist is unable to take place in it's usual format, we invite you to join us for an interactive weekend with our 25 exhibitors showcasing some of the best art, craft, food and drink from Dumfries and Galloway and beyond.

Learn about their unique products through 'meet the maker' sessions, watch demos and enjoy virtual tours of premises.

With exhibitor events cancelled, we hope you will be able to support these artisan businesses by making a purchase or two.

Browse the second group of exhibitors here

Amanda Murray

Amanda Murray Country Paintings

Amanda was born in Dumfriesshire. She studied photography in Edinburgh before getting married and moving to Galloway.  Ever since then she has returned to her first love of painting. The wonderful light and beautiful varied landscape inspires her work and her love of the countryside is reflected in her work.  She has exhibited locally and as far afield as Norway and USA.

"My work is mainly mixed media paintings of the Galloway landscape. I enjoy exploring the different seasons and times of day. My work tends to be colourful and I often include both birds and animals."

Event offer:

Free UK post and packing.

Proprietor:  Amanda Murray

Facebook:  Amanda J Murray Country Paintings 
Email:  [email protected]


Bine Designs

Bine Designs

Handmade sea and shore art utilising responsibly sourced beach and countryside materials such as sea-glass, driftwood, shells and pebbles. Each picture can be supplied framed or unframed and come in two sizes: 18cm x 13cm and 23cm x 23cm. Each picture stands behind a picture mount and the smaller pictures come complete with a brown Kraft envelope to allow you to post to your chosen destination.

"I also make a variety of other products including 3D Fabric Art pictures and specially selected seasonal products such as Christmas tree decorations on tree slices and driftwood plaques."

Event offer:

Free UK post and packing.  Use code KIST10.

Proprietor: Jan McGhie

Email:  [email protected]
Facebook:  Bine Designs
Instagram:  binedesigns

Co Co Co

The Co Co Company

The Co Co Company create luxury artisan chocolates, handmade in small batches.

"The flavour combinations in our chocolates adhere to our unique recipes and ideas. We are continually expanding our exciting and visually distinct range of quality chocolate products and gifts."


Event offer:

Free UK post and packing on all orders over £20.  Use code: Kist2020.

Proprietors: Robert Lindsay and Ian Mead

Website:  www.cococompany.co.uk
Email:  [email protected]
Facebook:  Co Co Company
Instagram: cococochocolate

Copeland Walker Art

Copeland Walker Art

Original paintings, prints, cards and art gifts reproduced from our artwork as well as unique handmade craft items.


Event offer:

Free UK post and packing.  Use Code AUTUMNKIST

Proprietors: Deborah Copeland and Laura Walker

Website:  www.copelandwalkerart.co.uk
Email:  [email protected]
Facebook:  Copeland Walker Art
Instagram: copelandwalkerart



Drakelaw Pottery

Drakelaw Pottery

At Drakelaw Pottery, Liz Steele makes a range of decorative and functional stoneware that is oven, microwave and dishwasher proof and good enough to use every day. 

Each unique piece is hand thrown and decorated with impressed motifs, which are then coloured with slip to enhance the patterns. The range of pots include many sizes of mugs and jugs, pouring bowls, soap dishes, serving dishes and more.


Event offer:

Free UK post and packing.

Proprietor: Liz Steele

Website: www.etsy.com/DrakelawPottery
Email:  [email protected]
Facebook:  Drakelaw Pottery

Emilys Designs

Emily's Designs

Emily's Designs is a collection of hand drawn greeting cards, printed homeware, framed originals, lino & screen prints, printed fabric items & 3D/low relief artworks all in the theme of farm animals, pets & wildlife.


Event offer:

Free UK post and packing.

Proprietor: Emily Nash

Website: www.etsy.com/EmilyNashDesigns
Email:  [email protected]
Facebook:  Emily's Designs
Instagram: emilysdesigns72

Erica Bakes

Erica Bakes

"From my bakery in a portacabin in my garden I make a range of delicious bakes, specialising in personalised biscuits, cupcakes and cakes for all occasions. 

You can order sets of decorated cookies to commemorate a special occasion, promote your business or just as a treat. These can be posted or collected. Scrumptious cup cakes and cakes designed to your own specification are for collection only."

Proprietor: Erica Steele

Website: www.etsy.com/EricaBakesBiscuits
Email:  [email protected]
Facebook:  Erica Bakes
Instagram: ericaa.bakes

Farm Boy Brews

Farm Boy Brews

Speciality Coffee raising awareness around the importance of mental health through partnership with Support in Mind Scotland.


Event offer:

10% discount until Monday.  Use code KIST10.

Proprietor: James

Website: www.farmboybrews.co.uk
Email:  [email protected]
Facebook: Farm Boy Brews
Instagram: farmboybrews

Five Kindgoms

Five Kingdom's Brewery

Scotland's most southerly brewery began in 2015. Our aim is to create interesting, tasty, local beers from quality ingredients. Following success with cask ales, the brewery now has moved into craft beer and bottling with eight core beers available as well as special limited edition beers.

Pop over to to the Five Kingdoms Brewery Facebook page for news of a fantastic competition.

Proprietor: Alastair Scoular

Website: www.fivekingdomsbrewery.com
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: Five Kingdoms Brewery
Instagram: fivekingdomsbrewery

Gabrielle Reynolds

Gabrielle Reynolds Jewellery

Hand made jewellery evoking the coast and countryside of Wigtownshire. The jewellery is primarily made from silver combined with found objects such as sea glass, shells and feathers.


Event offer:

Free UK post and packing.

Proprietor:  Gabrielle Reynolds

Website: www.gaby-reynolds.co.uk
Email:  [email protected]
Facebook:  Gabrielle Reynolds Jewellery
Instagram: ga.reynolds

Galloway Fudge Co

The Galloway Fudge Company

The Galloway Fudge Company is a small family business making all of our delicious Fudges, fluffy Marshmallows, traditional Scottish Tablet & Macaroon bars and Chocolate confections in the purpose built kitchen at our home in the Scottish countryside since 2004.

We like to think that we have something sweet for everybody, particularly those with dietary restrictions - everything we do is Gluten Free but we also have Dairy Free, Vegetarian & Vegan products.


Event offer:

10% discount.  Use Coupon Code BOOKFEST at the checkout.

Proprietors:  Ian and Frances Shaw

Website: www.gallowayfudge.com
Email:  [email protected]
Facebook:  The Galloway Fudge Company
Instagram:  gallowayfudge

Hare And Boathouse

Hare and Boathouse Creations

Luxurious Handmade Harris Tweed handbags, purses and accessories.


Event offer:

Free UK post and packing.  A free cork leather key ring will be included with every handbag purchased over the duration of the event. Please note colours may vary.  

Proprietor:  Julie Townson

Website:  The British Craft House/Hare and Boathouse CreationsFolksy/HarandBoathouse
Email:  [email protected]
Facebook:  Hare and Boathouse Creations 
Instagram:  hareandboathousecreations

Julie Hollis

Julie Hollis Artist

"Julie Hollis Artist pages feature items mostly made as a result of my art practice, by products of my paintings. I find it difficult to simply throw away beautiful rubbish, so I use paint flakes from my palette to create unique and unisex jewellery, for example. These are presented in a very natural and ethical form, using wood, glass and vegan leather."


Event offer:

Free handmade card with every order placed.

Proprietor:  Julie Hollis

Website:  www.juliehollis.co.uk
Email:  [email protected]
Facebook:  Julie Hollis Artist
Instagram:  juliehollisartist

Kgr

KGR Glass Design

"I work with kiln fused glass to make colourful, unique items for the home, gifts and personal wear."


Event offer:

Free UK post and packing.

Proprietor:  K. Grace Rogerson

Website:  www.kgrglass.co.uk
Email:  [email protected]
Facebook:  KGR Glass Design
Instagram: kgrglassdesign