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With London Design Festival about to start we highlight some of the must-sees this year, including our partnership exhibition with Etsy UK (Four Corners of Craft), designjunction, Ceramics in the City and more. Plus: Goldsmiths' Fair is also just around the corner!
Find out what we're working on this month in our September team update.
Our round-up this month brings you an exciting number of new opportunities. Our Meet Your Maker event partner An Talla Solais (Ullapool Visual Arts) is looking for two makers to take part in their upcoming exhibition and Meet Your Maker event, and we are still inviting applications from venues interested in hosting a Meet Your Maker event. Our 2015 Conference is fast approaching, and we will shortly be releasing our full agenda. Keep an eye on our website www.craftscotland.org/conference for full details, and remember tickets cost just £40 (or £25 if you are a student/unemployed).
Artlands North is an online, interactive map showcasing the wealth and diversity of art and craft in the north of Scotland.
Watch our short film introducing Textile Designer Fiona McIntosh, who produces a range of fashion accessories which are hand-dyed and screen-printed.
Watch our short film introducing jeweller Filipa Oliveira, who experiments with ancient and traditional techniques (such as filigree) to create contemporary pieces.
With September on the horizon, we celebrate the autumn season of open studios with a round-up of the upcoming events.
Scottish jewellery designer Wing Mun Devenney launches second jewellery book.
Watch our short film introducing weaver James Donald, whose wearable fabrics explore the rich Scottish landscape through repetitive pattern and texture.
Watch our short film introducing jeweller Rosie Kimber, who works with a variety of media including precious metals, rough-cut stones, crystals and plastics.
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!
Watch our short film introducing ceramicist Myer Halliday, whose work is driven by his interest in pattern and its application to different forms.
Basketmaker Liz Balfour was recently featured on BBC's Countryfile, making a fishwife's back creel.
Watch our short film introducing jeweller Anaïs Paulard, whose work is influenced by human experience and feelings.
Craft Scotland presents a round-up of craft related events taking place in Edinburgh during the 2015 festival season.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Read Natasha's blog on her visit to XpoNorth, Scotland's Leading Creative Industries Festival.