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  • Summer Show: Get To Know Niki Fulton

    24/06/16

    Get to know the Summer Show makers with our behind the scenes blog series. This week, we're chatting all things patterns, Breton holidays and the making process with Niki Fulton. 

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  • Make It Green: 4 Reasons To Consider Sustainability As A Maker

    21/06/16

    Nature benefits, and so does your business. Our Make It Green series outlines all the benefits of embracing sustainablity. 

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  • Makers Announced for American Craft Council Baltimore Show 2017

    14/06/16

    We are thrilled to announce 20 talented Scottish makers have been selected to show at Amercian Craft Council's Baltimore Show, in February 2017. 

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  • The Craft Scotland Summer Show: Meet our Makers

    14/06/16

    The Craft Scotland Summer Show is back for a fourth year! Our Summer Show blog series will introduce you to some of our exhibiting makers; cleverly keeping you distracted until the show opens in August. And you can get a head-start at curating your shopping list.

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  • Make It Green: Going Green as a Jeweller

    14/06/16

    Silver, Gold and now Green! Our Make It Green series brings you Ruth Hollywood's story of applying green thinking to her jewellery practice.

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  • Make It Green: Getting Started

    13/06/16

    Thinking about embracing green practices in your craft? Our Make It Green blog series brings you insightful makers' stories, helpful hints and tips, and introduces the Green Crafts Initiative.

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  • Meet Your Maker: Grant McCaig

    10/06/16

    Renowned silversmith and jeweller Grant McCaig will be visiting Woodmill High School, Dunfermline, on Friday 10 June 2016. The school pupils will get to meet the maker of this year's Craft Pods exhibition: a selection of Grant's silver spoons and iron ‘cucharas’ which are currently on tour around Fife.

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  • Spring Fling 2016: Meet the Makers

    17/05/16

    Head to the rustic countryside of Dumfries & Galloway for Scotland's premier art and craft open studios event. Visit the studios over 90 talented makers, visual artists and designers from Saturday 28 to Monday 30 May 2016.

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  • London calling: makers selected for Scottish showcase at London Design Fair

    12/05/16

    We are delighted to announce 22 skilled Scottish makers have been selected to show at London Design Fair, part of the London Design Festival, in September 2016. 

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  • Makers announced for Craft Scotland Summer Show 2016

    13/04/16

    We are excited to be showing the work of 31 talented craft makers from around Scotland at our fourth Summer Show in Edinburgh, held at White Stuff on George Street from Friday 5 to Sunday 28 August 2016, part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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  • Fiona Logue opens Spring Fling exhibition

    11/04/16

    The annual Spring Fling Showcase exhibition was launched on Friday, featuring work from around 60 artists, makers and designers.

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  • UK Craft Alliance meets in Edinburgh

    21/03/16

    Scotland was pleased to play host to the UK Craft Alliance last week when Rosy Greenlees of the Crafts Council, Alan Kane of Craft Northern Ireland and Louise Wright from Arts Council of Wales joined our Director, Fiona Logue for their bi-annual meeting to discuss areas of common concern including funding, international exhibiting, intangible cultural heritage and equality, diversity and inclusion initiatives. 

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  • Scottish Potters Map 2016

    16/03/16

    The Scottish Potters Association (SPA) has compiled a new map of potters in Scotland who have studios open to the public.

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  • Buying the Wind - Joanne B Kaar on her Residency in Canada

    16/03/16

    Joanne B Kaar blogs from her residency in Woody Point, Gros Morne National Park - organised by the Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador.

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  • Craft Opportunities March 2016

    11/03/16

    This month we bring you two exciting opportunities to take part in Craft Scotland shows for 2016. We have open calls for our fourth Summer Show and for our inaugural showcase at Tent (part of London Design Festival) in partnership with Emergents. 

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  • Craft Opportunities February 2016

    11/02/16

    In this month's round-up we bring you the latest opportunities from Craft Scotland. We're offering mentor training opportunities for makers and two new Craft Tourism workshops. We are also recruiting for an experienced Marketing Manager to join our small team whilst our current Marketing Manager is on maternity leave. 

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  • Inaugural Craft Scotland Prize awarded to Polly Collins

    29/01/16

    Visual Arts Scotland's open submission exhibition Converge offers the opportunity for artists, designers and makers working in all disciplines to test, showcase and engage work with a wider public. The exhibition is now open and we are delighted to announce that the inaugural Craft Scotland Prize of £500 was awarded to Polly Collins for her piece 'Slow Dining'.

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  • Craft Opportunities January 2016

    15/01/16

    Our first opportunities round-up for 2016 brings you a chance to get involved with Craft Tourism and the National Trust for Scotland. Kellie Castle and Garden and Hill of Tarvit, both in Fife, are inviting makers on a tour of their properties, with the opportunity to discuss potential craft events to be held in either location. 

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  • Makers selected for Hothouse 6

    11/01/16

    The Crafts Council has selected 41 maker businesses to take part in the six-month Hothouse programme, delivered in partnership across the UK. Craft Scotland is once again sponsoring places for six Scottish-based makers. 

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  • 2016: Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design

    18/12/15

    The Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design 2016, running from 1 January to 31 December will celebrate the richness of Scotland’s beautiful built heritage, culture and environment, alongside the contemporary and cutting edge designs of today.

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