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A ceremonial mace, designed and made by jewellery and silversmithing students from Edinburgh College of Art, is to be presented to McGill University during their graduation ceremony in Montreal, Canada.
I know Dumfries and Galloway well, having in-laws who live there; but have never yet managed to visit during Spring Fling, Scotland's premier art and craft open studios event. With so many makers taking part this year, I decided I really could not miss it.
In the third blog of our Summer Show series introducing the makers who will be taking part, we get a sneak peek at Caroline Finlay's process. Caroline works predominantly in silver and vitreous enamel to create jewellery that is inspired by the Scottish landscape.
In this blog (which forms part of our series to introduce our Summer Show makers) we hear from Frances Teckkam whose designs are influenced by the historical use of patterns around the world to decorate everyday objects and surroundings.
Throughout May and June Scottish Art School graduates showcase the cumulative efforts of their four years of study in unique student showcases.
The Lighthouse is currently hosting two exhibitions with a focus on craft: Starter for Six: Maker or Manufacturer? and AIR Scotland - 16.
2014's Spring Fling will be the biggest yet, with 95 artists and makers opening their studios to the public between Saturday 24 and Monday 26 May.
Following a call for applications, Craft Scotland is delighted to sponsor two places on the Crafts Council's Injection programme. Ceramicist Andrea Walsh and textile maker Morag Macpherson are the two Scottish makers accepted onto the prestigious business development scheme.
Edinburgh-based mosaic artist Joanna Kessel offers a range of specialist mosaic courses, talks, demonstrations and studio tours tailor made to suit small groups and individuals.
In the first of our blog series to introduce our Summer Show makers we hear from Ursula Hunter who creates a range of bespoke hand-made products for the home. Her work is inspired by endangered animals and their natural habitats in Scotland.
I have just returned from three packed days in London, taking in COLLECT at the Saatchi Gallery and Handmade in Britain at Chelsea Old Town Hall. I also visited a number of galleries and discovered more craft places along the way.
Our opportunities round up this month includes our first open application to take part in 2014's Meet Your Maker events. The Haining in Selkirk is looking for a Borders-based maker to take part in their August event.
Dovecot Studios and Craft Scotland are delighted to announce the makers for this year's Selected exhibition.
Craft Scotland would like to congratulate the Scottish makers who have recently been granted prestigious awards in craft&design's Selected Awards, as well as those who have been shortlisted for the Wesley-Barrell Craft Awards, and the three makers who have received funding from the Creative Scotland Artists' Bursaries programme.
Elin's studio is located in Stirling, which can easily be reached from both Glasgow and Edinburgh. Elin runs a variety of glassblowing courses, from short taster sessions to half and full day workshops.
Tantallan Studios are located near North Berwick, East Lothian. Alongside unique holiday accommodation, Tantallon Studios also offer classes in ceramics and design and the adjacent shop is open from 10-4pm daily.