If you're looking for the perfect greeting card, come to Concrete Wardrobe and check out the wonderful designs by Mairi MacSween. Edinburgh based MacSween designs greeting cards, postcards, prints and wedding stationery. Her designs are nostalgic and very witty. The ones above are from the Patsy and Diane range. Can you spot where Patsy is riding her horse? Her other designs include ceramic animals in outdoor locations, such as a Jack Russell eyeing up a tree trunk! They will make you smile. And her postcards are only 50p!


News Release: Immediate release

June 2012
Bold Patterns, Delightful Forms

This August Myer Halliday transforms the Concrete Wardrobe exhibition space into a world of bold ceramic vessels, bowls and platters.

Halliday’s work explores the relationship between drawn and brushed line and the ceramic form. Lines are drawn in parallel or laid over each other, often in a mechanistic manner. These repeated patterns are greater than the sum of the individual lines, as meanings become associated with the pattern as a whole rather than the individual marks, like with a fingerprint, or cross-section of a tree trunk. The ceramic forms provide a context for the patterns, and set the limits within which they are expressed. Halliday’s brushed pieces are created in a more dynamic, less measured way, and establish a contrast with the line decorated pieces.

Seeing this process as a metaphor for our own lives Halliday explains, “I see a parallel between the process of pattern making and the way our own stories and biographies are created as accumulations of our interactions, routines and repetitions, expressed within our own unique contexts.”

Using white stoneware forms that are often unglazed, Halliday’s lines are drawn using stains in pencil form. The brushed pieces use the same clay body but are decorated using commercial slips and glazed with a high fired, transparent gloss glaze.

James Donald, Co-Owner of Concrete Wardrobe enthused, “Halliday’s work is both striking and original. There is a depth and detail to his patterning that comes alive on close inspection. Thanks to the Maker of the Month exhibition program we can display a large selection of Halliday’s work at one time, and fully appreciate Halliday's beautiful aesthetic.”

Halliday’s work will be on display at Concrete Wardrobe from 1st to 31st August 2012.
Concrete Wardrobe is open Monday to Saturday 10am to 6pm. Sunday 12 to 4pm.

Concrete Wardrobe 50a Broughton Street, Edinburgh EH1 3SA

PR: Katherine Emtage. Co-Owners: James Donald and Fiona McIntosh


The new edition of Craft and Design magazine has arrived in Concrete Wardrobe today, featuring details on the Craft and Design Selected Award winners 2012. 

Come and get your craft fix to take home!


We love these cheery bright architectural t-towel prints by the Edinburgh based designer Unifiedspace, and to compliment them we have just taken delivery of additional ceramic mugs ... again making brilliant use of Unifiedspace's wonderful use of colour and shape. 


July's edition of ICON magazine has just arrived instore today, featuring all that's new in the world of international design, architecture and culture.

Also, we have just taken delivery of the classic heart decorated purse by Blair Sorley in electric tourquoise. Ouch it's cool!

 We also have one in red available too.


Presently Concrete Wardrobe smells amazing as we have just taken a new delivery of wortk by the brilliant Lise Bech. 

Lise lives and works in Southern Scotland, where she grows a wide range of willows, Salix species, for her basketmaking. 

These pieces are a very welcome return and addition to Concrete Wardrobe's current collections.