I am the bookkeeper at Craft Scotland - I come into the office one day per week to update and maintain the accounts software and help to produce the financial reports. I do have other clients, but always enjoy my days spent in the Craft Scotland office with the team. There is always something new and interesting happening and it's an upbeat and pleasant working environment. The biggest issue I have is trying not to spend too much time or money on the many beautiful craft pieces that pass through the office or are on the website. I have made a few impulse buys which for now remain on top of my wardrobe and will be displayed when the time is right and I can say without a word of a lie “this isn’t new - I’ve had it for ages!”
As for my favourite beverage, I’m a very serious gin drinker.
The Incorporation of Goldsmiths has been up to great adventures in the field of ethical jewellery and sustainability. We hear about their recent ethical jewellery symposium and get some key takeaways from the day. Plus, find out about their soon-to-be-launched online resource for informing jewellery designers who want to work towards an ethical practice. Take it away, guys!
Collect: The International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects from the Crafts Council is back for its thirteenth edition. Returning to the Saatchi Gallery in London’s King’s Road, the fair is open from Thursday 2 to Monday 6 February 2017. We have rustled up a selection of the show’s Scottish contingent.
Craft Scotland is incredibly sad to hear the news about Roanne Dods who has passed away after a long illness. Roanne was a dynamic, knowledgeable creative force, and her passing is a great loss to the wider cultural world.