Explore the Shetland shore!

When you walk along the shore line, your never sure what you are going to find! Perhaps nothing different or maybe the most beautiful nugget of worn sea glass you have ever seen! Or a rare sea bean? Having been exploring the beaches around Shetland since a toddler I thought I was familiar with most [...]

By |2020-11-27T11:22:39+00:00November 27th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Explore the Shetland shore!

Donations of treasure!

  Living in a small community like Shetland has many benefits, as I’m sure many of you know. It is safe, there’s a great community spirit and people are usually very keen to help each other out - as I’ve been finding recently! I’ve been making art pieces using sea glass and other beach finds [...]

By |2019-01-01T01:57:18+00:00December 31st, 2018|Design|Comments Off on Donations of treasure!

Happy New Year from Shetland

2018 has started off quickly for me, with the first exhibition up! I have space in Islesburgh Community Centre in Lerwick, Shetland for the month of January. This is a great space a the entrance of the busy building. January is the month the fire festivals start, with many visitors staying in the Islesburgh hostel [...]

By |2018-01-03T18:18:52+00:00January 3rd, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Happy New Year from Shetland

How important is an online presence for Sarah Kay Arts homemade business success?

As you are probably aware, a website is a very important part of showcasing a product and connecting with customers. So, now that my website - www.sarahkayarts.com is a year old - I thought it was time to take a fresh look at it!   I have decided to redesign the homepage, possibly to include [...]

By |2021-01-24T18:38:50+00:00December 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How important is an online presence for Sarah Kay Arts homemade business success?

Craft fair weekend!

  It’s been busy few weeks preparing for Shetland’s annual Christmas Craft Fair, which is this weekend! The craft fair is a hugely popular event in Shetland - it attracted over 4,000 visitors last year. It’s also a special event for Sarah Kay Arts, as it was here that I first tried selling my artwork, [...]

By |2018-01-03T18:22:39+00:00November 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Craft fair weekend!

Grotie Buckies!

  I’m always working on new designs and looking to nature for inspiration, and my latest design uses cowrie shells.   I’ve used small box frames (12.5cm square) to house a painted acrylic landscape, finished off with a cowrie shell.   Cowries - or Jenny Wrens as I knew them growing up (perhaps this is [...]

By |2018-01-03T18:29:55+00:00October 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Grotie Buckies!

New Farm Shop & Cafe, Shetland

Mackenzie’s Farm Shop   There’s an exciting new venture opening up in Shetland’s south mainland. As well as being a real asset to the local community Mackenzie’s Farm Shop will, I’m happy to say, be another outlet for my work.   Mackenzie’s Farm Shop is in Cunningsburgh, and due to open in June. I first [...]

By |2017-07-26T10:59:02+01:00July 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on New Farm Shop & Cafe, Shetland

Art in The Old Haa, Burravoe, Yell, Shetland

Art in The Old Haa, Burravoe, Yell, Shetland   It’s been a few weeks since I last posted, I hope you’re all having a lovely summer so far? Summer is traditionally a quiet time for me, art wise, due to being a busy time for the chalets.   However, we’ve been busy nonetheless. In May [...]

By |2017-06-16T19:33:36+01:00June 16th, 2017|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Art in The Old Haa, Burravoe, Yell, Shetland

Where is the best beaches in Shetland for beach combing?

Beachcombing - Challister, Whalsay   My favourite hobby, if you hadn’t guessed already, is beachcombing.   This probably started when I was a child, at “the Bug”, the local name for the small beach just below our family home at Challister, in Whalsay, where I grew up. It’s a special beach to me.   On [...]

By |2017-05-08T09:54:32+01:00May 8th, 2017|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Where is the best beaches in Shetland for beach combing?

Hrossey Exhibition.

  2017 is already shaping up to be an exciting year, work wise. I got some exciting news recently with the offer of a brilliant opportunity from Northlink ferries: I have been selected to have my artwork displayed onboard one of their ferries! The Hrossey is one of two passenger ships which sails between Shetland, [...]

By |2017-04-19T20:27:45+01:00April 19th, 2017|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Hrossey Exhibition.
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