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.


Urpu Sellar

Urpu Sellar is originally from Pori on the West Coast of Finland. She studied textiles in Stuttgart in the 1970s before moving to Dumfries and Galloway in 1980. She discovered ceramics by chance when unable to find tiles for her bathroom, she decided to have a go with clay herself. She says I draw inspiration from my Finnish roots and the nature around me here in my new homeland. Finnish design is world famous for clean lines and functionality, plain forms which are important to me. I have a great interest in language and its subtleties and find English a rich source for my work, especially puns and idioms where the word has more than one spelling but only one pronunciation.