Esther Cohen Visual Art

Esther Cohen, Tantallon Studios, Seacliff Beach, North Berwick

Esther is a visual & teaching artist who works at Tantallon Studios. Graduating from The Glasgow School of Art with a BA in fine art, she then completed her masters degree at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art (MFA) She also has a post graduate teaching qualification in further education (TQFE)

“I’m inspired by the ever changing skies over Edinburgh and East Lothian where I live and work. Using ceramic tiles and painting with coloured clay slip, the process of capturing the light and atmosphere of theses immense skies is contrasted by working on a very small surface area of an unglazed bisque tile. My aim is to translate the feeling of an ever changing sky into a series of works that aim to visually convey the different light, colour, atmospheres and moods created by the weather in Scotland.”

Specialising in producing highly individual hand painted ceramic tiles she also produces beautiful prints and cards from her ceramic designs.

Splash backs and tile inserts for kitchens, bathrooms and fireplaces.


Tiled Panels



Trade Customers





How the stormy skies over the Bass Rock inspired Esther to paint one of her large ceramic tile panels during the winter storm of 2018.

See Esther’s  work at The Bass Rock Pottery – our wee shop at the Studios and at various venues and outlets below

The Scottish Design Exchange, Ocean Terminal, Leith

The Found Gallery in Dunbar

Historic Scotland Shops

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Visual Art Scotland Membership

You can also request a drawing class with her in her studio, or attend one at The National Galleries of Scotland or even try painting your own tiles at her Tile Painting Workshops