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  • Roadshows 2015: Feedback and Future Actions


    At the start of this year Craft Scotland was back on the road delivering a series of roadshows across the country. We have put together a summary of the feedback from the Roadshows, and would like to take this opportunity to let you know how we hope to implement your input into our future plans. 

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  • Craft Opportunities February 2015


    Our February round up is tightly packed with opportunities from Craft Scotland. We are now accepting applications for SOFA Chicago 2015 and we are looking for Meet Your Maker hosts for 2015/16. This month you will also find details of our PA/Office Coordinator position and information on how to sign up for our Tourism Training events in Edinburgh and Fife. We are featuring opportunities to sell at the Etsy wedding fair, showcase at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew with Handmade in Britain and become part of Heal's Discovers 2015. 

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  • Meet Your Maker: Fife Contemporary Art & Craft at St Andrews Museum


    Fife Contemporary Art & Craft will host a Meet Your Maker event at St Andrews Museum on Sunday 22 February. The event will offer a behind the scenes look at the work of two practicing jewellers, Andrew Lamb and Dorothy Hogg MBE. 

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  • Meet Your Maker at the Barony Centre


    The Barony Centre will host a Meet Your Maker event on Saturday 07 and Sunday 08 February 2015. The event, running parallel to their exhibition of works from the Incorporation of Goldsmiths' 'Silver of the Stars' collection and Millenium Collection for Bute House, will offer drop-in workshops by two of the exhibiting makers, Roger Millar and Marion E Kane, alongside two graduate jewellers, Jane Harrison and Merlin Planterose. 

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  • Kilgraston School Pupils Inspired by Millinery


    Pupils at Kilgraston School in Perthshire were inspired by traditional millinery techniques after spending a morning working with local milliner Sally Orr Ewing as part of their cross-curricular studies. 

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  • Go & See Trip: NY Now


    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.

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  • Go & See Trip: CRAFT London


    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. 

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  • Craft Opportunities January 2015


    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. 

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  • Thirty Second Survey: Tell Us How We're Doing


    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. 

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  • Meet Your Maker on Craft Scotland TV


    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.

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  • Team Update December 2014


    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.

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  • BBC Radio Scotland reports on Scotland's craft industry


    In last week's Business Scotland, Ian Hamilton reported on Scotland's craft industry.

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  • Makers selected for Hothouse 5


    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.

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  • Craft Opportunities December 2014


    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. 

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  • Tales in the Making at the Scottish Storytelling Centre


    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.

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  • Craft Scotland Roadshows 2015


    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. 

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  • Meet Your Maker: Fife Contemporary Art & Craft at St Andrews Museum, Fife


    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. 

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  • Cultivating Crafts from Scotland and Pakistan


    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.

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  • Christmas Gifts on


    We have restocked our CultureLabel collection to assist your Christmas shopping and we're offering free UK shipping until next Friday (5 December).

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  • Team Update November 2014


    So much has happened since our last team update in September - find out what we have been up to this month.

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