Own Art makes it easy and affordable to buy contemporary art and craft. Own Art is Creative Scotland's loan scheme. You can borrow from £100 up to £2,500 at 0% APR repayable over 10 months in equal monthly installments.

* The money can be put towards original paintings, sculpture and prints. You must be 18 years or over and be a UK resident and can apply via Gallery Heinzel, one of the network of over 300 UK galleries supporting the scheme.

*Subject to status. Terms & conditions apply.

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Allison Weightman

Allison lives and works in a remote cottage in the highlands where for many years she developed her own style and techniques for building and firing clay. When her youngest son reached school age she decided to attend university studying ceramics at Edinburgh College of Art. For four years she combined studying full-time in the capital with family life in the highlands. Allison works in clay, firing at different temperatures to create pieces of raku, porcelain and stoneware ceramics. Her kilns are fired by bottle gas which is transported by boat across a loch to her home. Her work is both physically and technically challenging - the remoteness of her studio adds to the difficulty.

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