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Arts and crafts in Tayside

Tayside has a population of around 411,000 and covers approximately 2,911 square miles. Here is a list of counties in Tayside: Angus, Dundee City, Perth and Kinross.

Angus Suttie

(Born 1946 in Tealing in Angus), Pottery and ceramics

Angus Suttie was a studio potter and a teacher of art ceramics. In his early work he mainly formed his articles with rolled slabs of leather clay to create geometric forms which he cut and reassembled into larger forms. In his later works his designs became less rectangular and more organic in their appearance as abstract contemporary ceramics.

Iain Macmillan

(Born 1938 in Dundee in Dundee City), Photography

Iain Macmillan was a Scottish photographer. One of his many notable photographs was the cover photo that he took for The Beatles album Abbey Road in 1969.

William Soutar

(Born 1898 in Perth in Perth and Kinross), Fiction, Poetry

A noted literary figure in Scotland, who wrote in both Braid Scots which helped to make him popular in Scotland and in English.

William Lamb

(Born 1893 in Montrose in Angus), Sculpture

He focused his talent on the working class of his home town.

David Octavius Hill

(Born 1802 in Perth in Perth and Kinross), Art, Photography, Printing

Along with Robert Adamson, Hill helped to pioneer photography and they started the first photographic studio in Scotland. He was a painter and arts activist. One of his best known paintings is - The Pier at Leith - 1860. Leith is in the north of the City of Edinburgh.