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about

Based in the riverside hamlet of Bladnoch in South West Scotland, artist Rosie Dobson takes inspiration from the abundance of wildlife in the pastures, forests and coastline on her doorstep.

​Rosie's work reflects her love of book illustration and traditional woodcuts and engravings. As well as influencing her own prints, this passion is evident in the selection of old books for sale in the shop which have been chosen specifically for the miniature works of art hiding between the pages. As well as original prints, cards and textiles, the shop showcases stunning silver jewellery, Art Nouveau and Arts & Crafts metalware, and beautiful vintage jewellery - all reflecting nature in their design and use of materials. 

Rosie grew up in the big-sky, flat fens of East Anglia before moving to Sussex to study English Literature. She settled in Derbyshire to start a family but relocated to the stunning Dumfries & Galloway hills after falling in love with the area on a summer holiday.

 

"Fountain Stone was named for my wonderful grandmothers, Iris and Win, whose humour, love and grit fill my boots."

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find fountain stone

The shop is happily located just a mile outside Wigtown, Scotland's National Book Town, and is just a stone's throw from Bladnoch Distillery. Find the shop about halfway down the main road through Bladnoch, opposite the river. On street parking available outside.

 

To plan your visit, please check opening times and accessibility information below.

 

 

address

26 Bladnoch,  Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway, DG8 9AB

for enquiries & commissions

email hello@fountainstone.co.uk

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opening hours

Thursday 10.30am to 4.30pm

Friday 10.30am to 4.30pm

Saturday 10.30am to 4.30pm

If you wish to visit the shop outside of opening hours, please get in touch.

accessibility 

The Bladnoch shop has on-street parking outside. Accessed from the pavement, there is a small step of 3cm and then the threshold of 2cm height.

The door width is 71cm.

The shop is on one level, with shelves at various heights - staff will be very happy to assist in passing customers any items they wish to handle.

Although the shop is small, there is room to manoeuvre a wheelchair inside.

If you wish to plan your visit in advance and need more information, please contact Rosie at hello@fountainstone.co.uk

©2019 fountain stone

IM Fell font used with kind permission of www.iginomarini.com

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