Esther Cohen Visual Art

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.


Tiled Panels



Trade Customers

See Esther’s  work at The Bass Rock Pottery – our wee shop at the Studios

The Scottish Design Exchange, Ocean Terminal, Leith

Why Not ? North Berwick

The Found Gallery in Dunbar

Visual Art Scotland Membership

Catch up with latest news and follow her artistic adventures on Facebook at Esther Cohen Visual Art

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 





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.

Esther makes beautiful hand painted ceramic tiles. Capturing the moody skies over the Bass Rock, which she can see from her studio window, these unique tiles make an ideal gift or the perfect splash back for a new bathroom or kitchen.  At Esther’s tile painting workshops you can make your own set of tiles.  A great craft activity for a relaxing day out with friends or while on holiday.  Includes coffee, home made cake and a wee tour of the Studios.

Workshop details here or contact the Studios to request a booking form.