News, blog posts, press releases and updates from the Craft Scotland team.
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.
Silver, Gold and now Green! Our Make It Green series brings you Ruth Hollywood's story of applying green thinking to her jewellery practice.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The annual Spring Fling Showcase exhibition was launched on Friday, featuring work from around 60 artists, makers and designers.
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'.
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.
For our final team update in 2015, we have each picked an image that represents a highlight from the last twelve month. As always it's been a pleasure working with so many talented makers. We would love to see your best moments from 2015 - tweet them using #celebratingcraft15
Find out what we're working on this month in our September team update.
Read Natasha's blog on her visit to XpoNorth, Scotland's Leading Creative Industries Festival.
Following a call for applications, Craft Scotland is once again sponsoring two places on the Crafts Council's Injection programme. Ceramicist Frances Priest and textile maker Laura Spring are the two Scottish-based participants on the prestigious business development scheme in 2015.
We have partnered up with the Edinburgh International Book Festival again this year to present two Meet Your Maker events and workshops. Just a stone's throw away from our Summer Show at White Stuff on George Street, we will support two free drop-in events for families, part of the Baillie Gifford Children's Programme.
Georgia Crook is an artist/maker who lives and has a workshop overlooking Loch Tay in Highland Perthshire. She has over 20 years' experience in arts/crafts making and tailored workshop provision, for a wide range of client groups. Her own work is mainly inspired by cultural and natural heritage, combining basketry, paper and textile techniques.
We are excited to share Craft Scotland's Annual Review for 2014/15 with you.
It was almost impossible to sum up all our projects on 12 pages - but we hope the review will excite you about the work we do. It is also a means to pay tribute to the many talented makers and partner organisations we worked with in the last year - find out who they were by browsing the publication online or downloading it to your device.
The London Design Festival is the highlight of the UK design calendar, where the world gathers to celebrate great craft and design. This year, Craft Scotland is involved in a partner exhibition with Etsy and various craft organisations from around the UK. The selling exhibition of cross-disciplinary contemporary craft is on from 24 to 27 September 2015.
Strathearn Fleece & Fibre is the place where all things woolly happen. Fleece produced on the farm and locally sourced is hand-dyed and then transformed into fibre and yarns for spinners, felters and knitters. At the studio visitors can browse the fantastic range of yarns and fibres, learn about different sheep breeds, the uses of the fibres and take home a woolly piece of Perthshire.
Established in the 1990s, the Orkney Craft Trail guides visitors to many workshops around the islands, where you can meet craft makers at work.