Fife Contemporary Art & Craft  invited me to take up one of three residencies exploring the Fife coastal path supported by Celebrating Fife 2010. Based at Buckhaven Community Centre I worked with users of the Buckhaven Community Pottery and  CLEAR to make contemporary versions of ceramic carpet bowls, also known as ‘Piggies’, which were traditionally produced in the Fife potteries and were a very popular Scottish parlour game.  Four boxed sets of carpet bowls were designed and created by Gareth Baglow, Janette Easson, Christine Flynn, Marion Garry and Liz Houston. We decided to call the project ‘Buckhynd Braes Bools’ and used the finished sets to hold a community bowls tournament. The completed sets will now be placed in Berts Bar, The Railway Tavern and Buckhaven Community Centre, all of which are participating in the Fife Coastal Path ‘Welcome Port’ scheme where you can stop for a rest, some refreshment and a game of bowls with the Buckhynd Braes Bools. You can read a blog about the project at FCA&C Fife Coastal Path Residencies and to find out how to walk the Fife Coastal path you can visit A pdf version of a book made to accompany the sets of bowls will be available to download from this page shortly.