artisan crafts, hand forged metalwork and fine art
Well, we had planned to open on Good Friday for the Summer, but obviously Covid-19 has other plans for us all.
We will update the website once we are able to open again, in the meantime, you can shop online – details below.
Come and visit us
We are based on the edge of the village of Drummore in southern Scotland.
From April to October, our normal opening hours are Thursdays to Sundays, from 10.00am to 4.00pm.
Please check our event schedule below for occasional exceptions to normal hours.
Come along and browse our collection of fine art, prints, cards, hand bound books and hand dyed textiles as well as metal hardware from the forge.
Blacksmithing demonstrations will take place most Sundays.
What you will find at Fine View Arts
Visit the forge for traditional and contemporary metalwork
Hand dyed yarn for knitting and crochet, felting fibre and silk scarves
Abstract and landscape fine art, prints and greeting cards
Fine View was the former village blacksmith’s and contained the old forge and many tools when we moved here in 2018. Adrian was fascinated and it inspired him to give blacksmithing a go.
He discovered both a passion and an aptitude for forging metal and made a decision to bring a working forge back to Drummore.
Still very much at the start of his journey, he is now practising his skills on a small portable forge (sadly the old one is too dilapidated to use safely).
Come along and watch him at work where he will be happy to chat about his work and process.
WHEN TO VISIT
We open from Easter (Good Friday) to the end of October, four days a week, Thursdays to Sundays. Exceptions are where one or both of us are attending local events.
regular Opening Hours
|Thurs||10.00am – 4.00pm|
|Fri||10.00am – 4.00pm|
|Sat||10.00am – 4.00pm|
|Sun||10.00am – 4.00pm|
Sat 23rd – Mon 25th May
Spring Fling Open Studios
extended opening 10.00am – 7.00pm with the focus on Glenda’s fine art
Sat 25th July – closed
come and see us at Port Logan Celebration Day
Sun 26th July – closed
come and see us at Mull of Galloway Celebration Day
Mondays to Wednesdays are our main production and teaching days, so we don’t advertise as being open, but we are often here so you can usually still visit. You just need to give us a quick call or message us on Facebook to arrange it.
You can call us on 01776 840656 or visit our Facebook page.
How to find us
We are just on the edge of Drummore village, on the road up to Kirkmaiden church.
Follow the main road into the village and at the T-junction turn right onto Mill Street. Pass the Village Store on your left, then at the top of Mill Street, turn right. (The Mull of Galloway is signed to the left.)
We are the white house just a few hundred yards up the road, look out for our signage and pull into the courtyard to park.
We’ll get the kettle on …
Glenda is an artist inspired by the colours of the landscape and the unique light that comes with living on a peninsula surrounded by water.
As well as painting, Glenda runs a dyeing business called Quirky Paintbrush, dyeing yarn for knitters, fibre for felters and spinners as well as silk scarves and occasionally t-shirts.