A look back at a Funky future

Karen Edward
Karen Edward

With this year’s Pittenweem Arts Festival firmly on the drawing board, local artist Karen Edward is marking the 10th anniversary of her studio-gallery-boutique, Funky Scottish.

Back in 2004, she created ‘East Neuk’, her first collection for the brand which has come to embody her independent, distinctive style.  

Since then, Karen, of Pittenweem, has continued to create seminal collections that celebrate her love of the East Neuk.

In particular, her vibrant, colourful, hand-painted ceramics have become synonymous with Funky Scottish. 

These eye-catching pieces have also given her a unique place in the hearts and homes of fans across the East Neuk and beyond.  

Ahead of the Arts Festival, she has marked her creative decade with a series of special posts on her blog ‘A Funky Scottish Life’, which take a closer look at her imaginative, original art.

In reverse chronological order, she reveals the creative influences behind each classic collection. 

Among other informative articles, you can read the story behind Karen’s first commission and the roots of her successful bespoke range. 

There is also a return to the very beginning with ‘East Neuk’, exploring the unmistakable style and iconic hallmarks of her art – golden sun, red sock, washing lines, little houses, fishing boats, the May Island, and more.

As part of next month’s Pittenweem Arts Festival, Karen will be hosting her 10th anniversary exhibition in the Funky Scottish gallery. 

Anyone interested can find out more about this renowned annual event at pittenweemartsfestival.co.uk