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Craft Scotland will take a group of nine selected makers to visit the trade show NY NOW in New York City from 31 January to 4 February 2015. NY NOW, held at the Javits Center twice annually (in January and August) sees 2,800 exhibiting companies showcasing the very best lines across the home, lifestyle and gift spectrum.
Craft Scotland took a group of selected makers to visit the annual trade show CRAFT in London from 11 to 13 January. CRAFT is one of Clarion Events' spring events, running alongside Home and Top Drawer. Housed in its own specially designed space, CRAFT is home to over 100 contemporary makers, each selected by an advisory panel.
For our first opportunities round up of 2015 we bring you details of how you can apply to take part in our upcoming Meet Your Maker event with Cambo Estate in Fife. The venue is searching for six makers to demonstrate, showcase and sell their work during a one-day event in March 2015. We also provide details of our Roadshows, which started last week in Edinburgh, and will run in Glasgow, Dundee, Dumfries & Galloway and Inverness over the coming weeks.
For 2015 we are launching a new quick survey - designed to give you an opportunity to share any feedback on our organisation and work at any time. The survey is ongoing and you will find the link here on our website as well as in our monthly newsletters. We look forward to hearing your views.
Meet Your Maker originated from our flagship campaign to connect craft makers at work with the public. Together with Summerhall TV, we put together a short film of our Meet Your Maker event hosted by the National Museum of Scotland, so you can find out a little more about our Meet Your Maker campaign.
We look back over a whirlwind year for Craft Scotland, throughout which we have greatly enjoyed working with all the talented makers involved in our projects, our partners and all those enthusiastic about craft in Scotland.
In last week's Business Scotland, Ian Hamilton reported on Scotland's craft industry.
The Crafts Council's Hothouse has quickly established itself as a gold-standard professional development programme for new makers. This is the first year that Craft Scotland has sponsored a cohort of six makers all based in Scotland.
For our last round up of 2014 we bring you a wide range of opportunities for the new year. We are offering two Go & See Trips for makers, one to CRAFT in London and one to NY Now in New York (both opportunities closing this Friday). We are also looking for new Board members, have a vacancy on the Craft Scotland team for a motivated Project Assistant, and invite you to find out what we have in store for the coming year by attending one of our 2015 Roadshows in January and February.
Craft Scotland has commissioned a series of three events called Tales in the Making and teamed up with the Scottish Storytelling Centre to present the events between Christmas and New Year.
At the start of next year Craft Scotland will be back on the road to deliver a series of roadshows across Scotland. Makers are invited to join us in five locations at the end of January and early February.
Fife Contemporary Art & Craft will host a Meet Your Maker event at St Andrews Museum on Sunday 07 December. The event will offer visitors the chance to look behind the scenes at the work of two practicing ceramicists from different generations, Archie McCall and Dawn Youll.
Twilling Tweeds is a cross-cultural initiative set up by Scottish Pakistani designer Adil Iqbal, connecting the weavers of the Outer Hebrides, Scotland, with female embroiderers of Chitral, Pakistan.
We have restocked our CultureLabel collection to assist your Christmas shopping and we're offering free UK shipping until next Friday (5 December).
So much has happened since our last team update in September - find out what we have been up to this month.
Read a roundup of our third consecutive year at SOFA Chicago and browse through our pictures from the show.
The National Museum of Scotland will host the second in a series of two Meet Your Maker events on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 November 2014. Meet Your Maker is part of Craft Scotland's flagship campaign to bring makers at work to the public, and we are bringing the project to its birthplace in this event with the National Museum of Scotland.
Holmwood House will host a Meet Your Maker event on Sunday 23 November 2014. The event offers an exclusive pre-Christmas shopping event with a difference: a chance to peek behind the scenes at the work of textile artist Gillian Cooper.
With the end of 2014 in sight, we bring you our round up of opportunities for November. This month we are including a Community Engagement Opportunity with Historic Scotland as part of our Meet Your Maker campaign: we are looking for a dynamic maker for a project at Stirling Castle.
The National Museum of Scotland will host the first in a series of two Meet Your Maker events on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 November 2014. Meet Your Maker is part of Craft Scotland's flagship campaign to bring makers at work to the public, and we are bringing the project to its birthplace in this event with the National Museum of Scotland.