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Craft Connected

Craft Scotland are delighted to present Craft Connected, the first Craft Scotland conference.

Craft Connected coincides with the rebrand of the organisation and the launch of our new website. The conference will explore what it means to be truly connected in today's world. The contacts we make and people we meet are now a tiny part of what it means to properly connect with the world we live in. Our sector is becoming more innovative at connecting with other industries, economies and markets whilst retaining the essential characteristics of craft.

Where and when

Craft Connected will take place on Saturday 27 August 2011 at The Collins Gallery in the heart of Glasgow. This one day event coincides with the exhibition 'From Quilts to Couture in Kyrgyzstan' at The Collins Gallery, and there will be time for conference delegates to see the exhibition during the day.


Chairing Craft Connected will be Professor Mike Press, Professor of Design Policy and Associate Dean of Design at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design.


Garth Johnson, Assistant Professor of Art at College of the Redwoods in California, will be the first keynote speaker at the event.

Further keynotes and speakers will be announced shortly.

Read biographies of all Craft Connected keynotes and speakers.

How to book

Full rate: £30
Student rate (limited availability): £20
Tickets include refreshments throughout the day and lunch.
For further information and to book your place email

When you're talking about the conference, remember to use #CraftConnected to take part in the discussion.

Don’t take our word for it

We are pleased to welcome bookings from delegates based across Scotland and London, and there has already been lots of excitement from people:

“I am really looking forward to this event and think it will be a great starting point for my masters”  Joanne MacFadyen, future MFA student at Duncan of Jordanstone in Dundee

“Garth Johnson sounds amazing and I know you'll add to the line-up of speakers in your usual impressive style” Maggie Broadley, Craft Development Manager, Craft Town Scotland (West Kilbride)

“I took part in the Unite exhibition and the Unite Makers Day. I found the makers day very informative and really helped with my future planning” Molly Ginnelly, Jeweller (Dunfermline)

"As a follower of Extreme Craft and a subscriber to Inside craftscotland, I really couldn't miss your keynote speaker!"Madeleine Shepherd, Maker (Leith)

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