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Elaine has been involved in many different events - from showcasing her work through exhibitions, open studio events and maker fairs to................ 

For the latest  information on up and coming events she'll be participating in follow Elaine on instagram and facebook

Here are just some of the past events Elaine has been involved in...


Best Dressed Ted Workshops 

Wednesday 15th July 2020

Aberdeen Art Gallery  Schoolhill, Aberdeen

Join Elaine to create a fabulous outfit for your favourite teddy or doll during this fun, creative workshop for 4 - 12 year olds. Inspired by the Zandra Rhodes Exhibition running in the Gallery, your teddy/doll/soft toy is sure to leave the Gallery looking super stylish!


Saturday 11th July 2020

Fabulous Fish - Maritime Mobile Workshops

Aberdeen Maritime Museum Ship Row, Aberdeen

Create a colourful sea inspired mobile to add a little maritime magic to any indoor space during this FREE family friendly drop in workshop for 4-12 year olds. 

Mini Me Workshops

Elaine guided participants through the process of creating 'mini me' textile characters inspired by the fabulous unique qualities held by everyone of us during this creative Alternative Valentines's Day workshop at Aberdeen Art Gallery


'Inside Out' Mask Making Workshop

As part of  Tonic -  Aberdeen Art Gallery's lively after hours event for over 18's, Elaine's reflective, playful workshop encouraging participants to make masks that represented their unique and wonderful inner selves was one of many interactive experiences on offer at the event aimed at  exploring the concept that art is good for us.

Puppet Making Workshops

Elaine supported children to create a variety of playful puppets and set designs during these creative family friendly workshops at Aberdeen Maritime Museum

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Puppet Extravaganza  & Colourful Characters Workshops

 As part of Aberdeen's Look Again Festival,

Elaine supported children and families to create an array of playful puppets and colourful characters during a number of creative, family friendly events.


Open House Weekender

Elaine had a variety of one off quirky characters for sale and demonstrated some of the processes and techniques she uses to create her work to visitors during this open studios event   as part of Aberdeen's Look Again Festival.



Christmas at The Anatomy Rooms

The Anatomy Rooms, Shoe Lane, Aberdeen

Elaine will be one of six residents opening her studio from 12 - 5pm during this free festive event within the Anatomy Rooms. Unique wares will be for sale from the residents' stall plus a number of local artists/designers/makers stalls and a range of delicious festive refreshments will be on offer

throughout the day.

Etsy Made Local Markets

Elaine has taken part in Etsy Made Local Markets,  selling a variety of quirky textile characters, homewares and accessories alongside a selection of talented local artists, designers and makers in Aberdeen.


'Marvellous Monsters' Workshops

supporting primary school pupils to experiment with a variety of recycled and found materials to create 'Marvellous Monsters' of all shapes and sizes, Elaine has worked across a number of schools as part of  Aberdeen City Council's Arts Across Learning Festival.


March 2018

Monday 5th - Wednesday 14th

'Marvellous Monsters' Workshops

Arts Across Learning Festival, Aberdeen

Elaine and her stripy, long limbed assistant Yogi Bunny  will be supporting children and their adults to experiment with a variety of recycled and found materials, creating 'Marvellous Monsters' of all shapes and sizes! The workshops will be running in different schools across Aberdeen as part of Aberdeen City Council's Arts Across Learning Festival, 2018.


December 2017

Friday 1st - Thursday 21st

Smile - A solo Exhibition of New Work

Seventeen, Aberdeen

Working from drawings by local children of people and places that make them smile as inspiration, this unique exhibition of whimsical textile characters, quirky, sculptural forms and vibrant, colourful installations creates a playful space which is sure to make viewers of all ages SMILE! 

Saturday 2nd (Time TBC)

Character Making Workshop

Seventeen, Aberdeen

Elaine will host a drop in collage character making workshop for all ages in conjunction with the opening of Smile

Saturday 9th (11am - 1.30pm)

Drop In Family Craft Workshop

Woodend Barn, Banchory

Elaine will lead a drop in penguin themed craft session for all ages inspired by the movie "Happy Feet" which will be screened after the session

Thursday 7th (6pm-9pm), Friday 8th - Sunday 10th (10am - 6pm)

HAAN Christmas Design Market

Marischal College, Aberdeen

Elaine will be selling her wares alongside a selection of local and national designers and makers housed in a heated marquee within the quadrangle of Marischal College.

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