Elisabeth Viguie Culshaw is best known in Glasgow for having created the stencilled scheme for The House for an Art Lover, Charles Rennie Mackintosh great design built in the 1990’s. Since then a lot of her work has revolved around Heritage techniques, stencilling for Victorian buildings or other Glasgow Style designs. Today she runs The Lansdowne House of Stencils a design studio in the fashionable West end of Glasgow.
In her beautifully stone floor Victorian workshop she runs classes: up-cycling workshops for furniture, stencilling, multimedia. Elisabeth studied Decorative Arts with Christies and travels frequently to South East Asia where she gets her inspiration for textures and colours along the Silk Road. She collects and up-cycles as a way of life. Her studio is a treasure trove. She is passionate about sharing creativity, anything involving any kind of paint and giving a second life to recyclable items always calls her interest and she runs regular workshops at The House for an Art Lover,(www.houseforanartlover.co.uk) where participants learn to give a new life to their treasured finds.
She has an infectious habit in transforming her holiday memories in beautiful Art boards.She accepts private commissions and recently helped renovating a turn of the century stencilled scheme in Dunblane. She retails online a range of stencils based on the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. She believes that recycling/upcycling furniture should be a fun and affordable way of creating great unique pieces out of left overs...
She will be demonstrating how to up-cycle small items of furniture and kitchen units using ordinary household paint and masking tape.