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  • Craft Opportunities August 2015


    In this month's opportunities round-up we bring you a final reminder to book our Early Bird conference tickets. There are only a few of these reduced-price tickets remaining: Early Bird sales finish on 20 August, so make sure to book your tickets soon! 

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  • Craft Scotland Summer Show Film Series: Introducing Ceramicist Myer Halliday


    Watch our short film introducing ceramicist Myer Halliday, whose work is driven by his interest in pattern and its application to different forms.

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  • Basketmaker Liz Balfour featured on BBC's Countryfile


    Basketmaker Liz Balfour was recently featured on BBC's Countryfile, making a fishwife's back creel. 

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  • Craft Scotland Summer Show Film Series: Introducing Jeweller Anaïs Paulard


    Watch our short film introducing jeweller Anaïs Paulard, whose work is influenced by human experience and feelings. 


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  • Craft at the Edinburgh Festivals 2015


    Craft Scotland presents a round-up of craft related events taking place in Edinburgh during the 2015 festival season.

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  • Heather Shields blogs about the Hothouse Programme


    Hothouse is a programme of creative and business development for new makers run by the Crafts Council. In 2015, Craft Scotland supported six Scottish-based makers through the programme. Find out how they got on in this blog by weaver Heather Shields.

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  • Craft Opportunities July 2015


    In this month's opportunities round-up we bring you details of how to apply for Hothouse 6, the Crafts Council's programme for emerging makers. The deadline for our opportunity with the National Museums Scotland - creating a craft collection for their shops inspired by the new galleries - is fast approaching. You have until this Friday 17 July to apply, and you can find out more in this newsletter. We also bring you details of the 2015 Craft Scotland Conference, and how to get your hands on our Early Bird tickets. 

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  • Sheena Kitchin talks to The Design Trust: Create, Market and Sell Creative Giftware


    To celebrate the launch of their new online course: How to create, market & launch your creative giftware collection The Design Trust asked eight very different experts to share their top tips – one of them is Craft Scotland's Tourism manager Sheena Kitchin.

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  • Craft Opportunities June 2015


    In this month's round-up we give you a taster of the opportunities currently available on our Community pages, and we have two new Craft Scotland opportunities for you. With our opportunities pages being updated daily, it is definitely worth checking in regularly: not all opportunities will have lengthy deadlines. 

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  • XpoNorth - Natasha's Blog


    Read Natasha's blog on her visit to XpoNorth, Scotland's Leading Creative Industries Festival.

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  • Frances Priest and Laura Spring Awarded Places on Injection Programme


    Following a call for applications, Craft Scotland is once again sponsoring two places on the Crafts Council's Injection programme. Ceramicist Frances Priest and textile maker Laura Spring are the two Scottish-based participants on the prestigious business development scheme in 2015.

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  • Craft Events at the Edinburgh International Book Festival


    We have partnered up with the Edinburgh International Book Festival again this year to present two Meet Your Maker events and workshops. Just a stone's throw away from our Summer Show at White Stuff on George Street, we will support two free drop-in events for families, part of the Baillie Gifford Children's Programme. 

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  • The Incorporation of Goldsmiths and Lyon & Turnbull Announce the First Ever Elements Exhibition


    For the first time this September the Incorporation of Goldsmiths and Lyon & Turnbull will host Elements, a four day festival celebrating the art of precious metals. Elements will bring together over forty contemporary jewellers and silversmiths from across the UK and an exclusive exhibition of some of Scotland’s greatest collections of contemporary silver.

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  • Patterns of Flora | Mapping Seven Raasay Habitats


    Artist and botanist map seven habitats to create stunning ceramics and promote environmental tourism on Raasay.

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  • Craft Tourism Experiences: Introducing Georgia Crook


    Georgia Crook is an artist/maker who lives and has a workshop overlooking Loch Tay in Highland Perthshire. She has over 20 years' experience in arts/crafts making and tailored workshop provision, for a wide range of client groups. Her own work is mainly inspired by cultural and natural heritage, combining basketry, paper and textile techniques. 

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  • Craft Scotland's 2014/15 Annual Review


    We are excited to share Craft Scotland's Annual Review for 2014/15 with you.

    It was almost impossible to sum up all our projects on 12 pages - but we hope the review will excite you about the work we do. It is also a means to pay tribute to the many talented makers and partner organisations we worked with in the last year - find out who they were by browsing the publication online or downloading it to your device.

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  • Four Corners of Craft: Etsy Exhibition for London Design Festival


    The London Design Festival is the highlight of the UK design calendar, where the world gathers to celebrate great craft and design. This year, Craft Scotland is involved in a partner exhibition with Etsy and various craft organisations from around the UK. The selling exhibition of cross-disciplinary contemporary craft is on from 24 to 27 September 2015.

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  • Craft Opportunities May 2015


    May's opportunities round-up offers a selection of funding and awards, in addition to several job and residency opportunities. 

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  • Craft Tourism Experiences: Introducing Strathearn Fleece & Fibre


    Strathearn Fleece & Fibre is the place where all things woolly happen. Fleece produced on the farm and locally sourced is hand-dyed and then transformed into fibre and yarns for spinners, felters and knitters. At the studio visitors can browse the fantastic range of yarns and fibres, learn about different sheep breeds, the uses of the fibres and take home a woolly piece of Perthshire.

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  • Spring Fling 2015: Meet the Makers


    Spring Fling, Scotland's premier art and craft open studios event will return for 2015, bringing thousands of visitors to meet skilled Scottish craft makers of every kind. We give you a run-down of some of the makers who will be participating in this year's event. 

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