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Gray's School of Art in Aberdeen is one of six partners undertaking the most comprehensive international survey on education and training related to design and the creative industries.
The theme of Homecoming in the form of an advent calendar is explored in Precious Cargo, an exhibition at Inverness Museum and Gallery from 1 December 2008 to 3 January 2009.
An exhibition of work by artists inspired by North Lands Creative Glass, Northern Lights, is being held to raise funds for the centre, in association with Browns Gallery in Tain from 21 November 2008 to early January 2009.
An exhibition of new ceramics by Catherine Bell and Lisa Clark is on at the Town House in Hamilton from 2 to 19 December 2008
An exhibition of contemporary metalwork, 9 Create, is on at the Scottish Gallery in Edinburgh from 3 to 24 December 2008 in celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Edinburgh Assay Office.
Twenty five year old Scottish designer, Johanna Basford, has won the Wildcard category in the 4Talent Awards run annually by Channel 4 to find the UK's most exciting young creatives.
A Passion for Painting Pattern: The Textile Designs of Raymond Honeyman is on at the Collins Gallery in Glasgow from 29 November to 20 December 2008.
The top award in the first annual VICE magazine Creative 30 competition, which aimed to find and celebrate thirty of Britain's most promising young creative people, has been won by Scottish milliner William Chambers.
Graduates from Glasgow School of Art, Edinburgh College of Art and Duncan of Jordanstone from 2002, 2003 and 2004 are invited to take part in a UK study to inform future generations of students.
Craft Scotland has been selected to present work by eleven Scottish artists at Collect: the International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects at the Saatchi Gallery in London from 15 to 17 May 2009.
Seven makers respond in different ways to the theme of touch for the first Jerwood Contemporary Makers Exhibition which is on at the Dovecot in Edinburgh from 14 November 2008 to 31 January 2009.
Gifted, the annual exhibition of gift ideas showcasing 24 Scottish makers opens at the National Museum of Scotland this month and runs from 7 November 2008 to 11 January 2009.
The Roger Billcliffe Gallery in Glasgow is hosting the only UK showing of Taidolla, an exhibition of recent work by over twenty Finnish silversmiths from 1 to 22 November 2008.
Exhibitions featuring new work by ceramicist Craig Mitchell and jeweller Anna Gordon are presented by the Scottish Gallery in Edinburgh from 5 to 29 November 2008.
The first in a series of exhibitions showcasing the creative work by SQA Higher Art and Design candidates has opened at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh.
An exhibition of new ceramics inspired by the streets of New York, Edinburgh and London, by Philomena Pretsell, is on at the McGill Duncan Gallery in Castle Douglas from 18 October to 29 November 2008.
Over 130 designer-makers, including several from Scotland, are taking part in the first Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair in Manchester from 24 to 26 October 2008.
New work by 20 members of the Scottish Furniture Makers Association features in New Scottish Furniture 2008, an exhibition in Edinburgh from 13 to 26 October 2008.
An exhibition of new textiles inspired by the history of weaving and linoleum in Newburgh is on at St Andrews Museum until 2 November 2008.
Out of the Blue, an exhibition of contemporary textiles by edge-textile artists Scotland, is on at the Blue Drill Hall in Edinburgh from 12 to 25 October 2008.