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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.