Marianna Lines works in the The Thatched Studio, in Collessie, Fife, Scotland, where visitors are welcome to drop by to meet her and to view her work. Collessie, a hamlet in the Howe of Fife between Auchtermuchty and Cupar, is one of the few Scottish settlements still to have a high proportion of thatched buildings. Marianna’s studio, a former communal wash-house, was derelict when she bought it some years ago, and it was restored with the help of Tom Morton, a local architect who specialises in the restoration of historic buildings using the traditional building techniques of east Fife.
If you would like to visit Marianna at the Thatched Studio and learn more about her art, or the history of the building and Collessie, why not email her at
or telephone on 01337-810283 (++44 1337 810283 if outside the UK).
Visiting hours are by appointment or by chance. Special parties, receptions and tours can be arranged of the vernacular restoration thatched building, the studio art and Collessie village with its other thatched properties.