The Winter Kist

27 & 28 November 2020

Exhibitors part one


Join us for this digital event hosted through The Kist Facebook page.

As The Winter Kist is unable to take place in it's usual format, we invite you to join us for an interactive couple of evenings 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 small artisan businesses by making a purchase or two.

The Winter Kist and Prize Draw

Browse the second group of exhibitors here

Art By Atcheson

Art by Atcheson

"I am a fine artist of original and commissioned art, working in oil and acrylic paint."


Event offer:

£5 off orders over £40.  Use Code T95ND628

Proprietor: Marie Atcheson

Website:   www.artbyatcheson.co.uk
Email:  [email protected]
Facebook:  Art by Atcheson


Bine Designs

Bine Designs

"Each little piece of craft is made with love and care from my own home in Wigtownshire. My little craft room is my haven, especially in these turbulent times. I collect pebbles, sea glass, driftwood, shells and pottery pieces from the local area and make my pebble art pictures each with its own tale to tell. 

I can personalise for you, making the picture unique to you. I have other crafts too, such as 3D Fabric Art made with 100% wool Tartan or Tweed or alternatively a fabric of your own choice which may hold a special memory. There are seasonal tree slices and baubles to add a unique little addition to your festive decor too."



Event offer:

Free UK post and packing.  

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

Deborah Copeland & Laura Walker are independent artists from South West Scotland, both enjoy capturing the local area on canvas but are also inspired by their surroundings, nature and their love of Edinburgh. 

Their artwork is incorporated into a number of their products, from prints to cards, jewellery and more recently lampshades, cushions and other home decor items. Both artists enjoy the opportunity to create using preloved materials and seasonal products throughout the year. Commissions can also be undertaken.


Event offer:

10% discount.  Use Code Festive2020

Proprietors: Deborah Copeland and Laura Walker

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



Davy Brown

Davy Brown Artist

"My paintings, predominantly oil on board, are inspired by the Galloway landscape in general and of the coastline, the harbours and the farm buildings in particular. When the weather proves too problematic, I work indoors on still life paintings. 

All paintings are professionally framed and ready to hang. Selected paintings are reproduced as high quality giclee prints, published by Giclee UK in Edinburgh. I also offer a range of greetings cards printed by Tartan 2CV in their "Scotland's artists" collection, and by the local printer JB Print in Newton Stewart."



Event offer:

10% discount.  Use Code KIST2020

Proprietor: Davy Brown

Website:  www.davybrown.com
Email:  [email protected] 
Facebook:  Davy Brown Artist
Instagram:  davybrownartist



Drakelaw Pottery

Drakelaw Pottery

"At Drakelaw Pottery near Crawfordjohn I make a range of decorative and functional stoneware. All pieces are oven, microwave and dishwasher proof and good enough to use every day. 

The range of pots include many sizes of mugs, jugs, serving dishes and more. I love making pots that can be used."


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 greetings cards, prints, originals, low relief artworks, kitchenware and homeware all in the theme of farm animals, wildlife and pets.


Event offer:

10% discount.  Use Code XMAS20

Proprietor: Emily Nash

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

Erica Bakes

Erica Bakes

"Welcome to my new business called Erica Bakes.  In my kitchen in a Portakabin in my garden I create delicious decorated biscuits and cupcakes to celebrate all occasions.

I make my own cookie cutters with my 3D printer so can create designs of your choice as well as my standard range.  I hand paint all of my biscuits.  My shortbread biscuit comes in plain, lemon and vegan.  My paint by number biscuit sets are fun for all ages and delicious to eat too.  I can make a cutter of individual company logos, so you can treat your staff working from home.  Please visit my Instagram, Facebook and Etsy pages to see examples of my work."


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 Roasters, using great coffee to open up the conversation around mental health. Proud partner of Support in Mind Scotland.


Event offer:

10% discount.  Use Code MERRYKISTMAS

Proprietor: James

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

Five Kingdoms Brewery

Five Kingdom's Brewery

Scotland's most southerly brewery Five Kingdoms began in 2015 in the beautiful harbourside village of The Isle of Whithorn. Born from the mutual passion for beer of publican Alastair and head chef and brewer Brendon our aim is to create interesting, tasty local beers. 

The brew recipes are kept simple and clean with quality ingredients, each brew is individual and often dedicated to a village character or life experience. Following success with cask ales, the brewery has now moved into bottling with eight core beers available. Beers can be bought direct from the Steam Packet Inn or website.


Event offer:

10% discount.  Use code WINTERKIST10

Proprietor: Alastair Scoular

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

Fountain Stone 1

Fountain Stone

"In 2018 I opened a tiny shop in the old post-office at Bladnoch from where I now sell my original linocut prints, cards and textiles. I also stock collectable natural history books, vintage jewellery and antiques. 

My work and everything curated in the shop is inspired by the rich local wildlife. My life-long love affair with birds means that they are frequently the subject of my detailed prints, but red squirrels, hares, otters, rabbits and hedgehogs are also favourites too!"



Event offer:

Free local delivery, and free UK post and packing on orders over £10.  Use Code WINTERKIST 

Proprietor: Rosie Dobson

Website: www.fountainstone.co.uk
Email:  [email protected]
Facebook: Fountainstonestudio&shop
Instagram: rosiefountainstone

The Galloway Fudge Co

The Galloway Fudge Company

"The Galloway Fudge Company is a small family business making our delicious Fudges, fluffy Marshmallows, traditional Scottish Tablet and Chocolate confections in the kitchen at our home in the Scottish countryside since 2004.

We like to think that we have something for everyone, particularly those with dietary restrictions as everything we do is Gluten Free and we also have Dairy Free, Vegetarian & Vegan ranges."


Event offer:

10% discount on all orders over £10.  Use Code WINTERFEST

Proprietors:  Ian and Frances Shaw

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

Hare And Boathouse Creations 1

Hare and Boathouse Creations

Unique handmade, Harris Tweed Handbags, Purses, Accessories and Jewellery and Hand Embroidered items.


Event offer:

Free UK post and packing.  

Proprietor:  Julie Townson

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

Kgr Glass

KGR Glass Design

"I make handcrafted, kiln fused glassware from wall hangings, ornaments and homeware to jewellery, each unique and often colourful and quirky."


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