We work to unite, inspire and champion craft in Scotland.
A Scottish charity, we create opportunities for Scottish makers to exhibit, sell and promote their work, and for the public to see, purchase and learn about craft. We do this through our varied campaigns, exhibitions, events and website.
Craft Scotland works to promote a wide range of crafts, including ceramics, glass, textiles, millinery, furniture, jewellery, metalwork, wood, lettering, musical instruments, paper, basket making, willow weaving, mosaics, heritage craft, and printing on fabric/glass/ceramics (limited productions).*
We run exhibitions and events which connect the public with the Scottish craft community, often working with partner organisations. We also present collections of Scottish craft to the public in UK and International craft, design and art shows.
Our website provides a platform for craft people and places across Scotland to promote their work and connect to a diverse audience. Thousands of people visit craftscotland.org every month to find out more about craft, see what’s on in their area, and commission craft directly from the makers.
A survey carried out on behalf of Creative Scotland and other UK craft agencies revealed that Scottish craft contributes over £70 million to the economy, from an estimated 3,350 Scottish craft makers. We have commissioned a new survey, State of the Sector, to re-examine the craft sector in Scotland. Part of our role is to provide leadership for Scottish craft, so we have created this new report which offers insight into changes in the sector. We hope this will act as a resource for the sector that can be built upon with each annual study.
Our core funding is provided by Creative Scotland, the national leader for Scotland’s arts, screen and creative industries.
Craft Scotland - making connections, creating opportunities.
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*We currently do not represent fine art, painting, drawing, photography, printing on paper, taxidermy, candle, soap or cake making, or stationery and jewellery made by the assembly of bought-in materials. This is mainly due to our funding remit. However, Craft Scotland support the work of makers who incorporate non-craft disciplines into their craft practice: for instance photographic transfers on handmade ceramics, or painting onto blown glass. We regularly review our representation based on feedback from makers and artisans, and new methods of making.