Craft Scotland Blog

News, blog posts, press releases and updates from the Craft Scotland team.

  • Team Update December 2014

    18/12/2014

    We look back over a whirlwind year for Craft Scotland, throughout which we have greatly enjoyed working with all the talented makers involved in our projects, our partners and all those enthusiastic about craft in Scotland.

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  • Makers selected for Hothouse

    17/12/2014

    The Crafts Council's Hothouse has quickly established itself as a gold-standard professional development programme for new makers. This is the first year that Craft Scotland has sponsored a cohort of six makers all based in Scotland.

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  • Tales in the Making at the Scottish Storytelling Centre

    10/12/2014

    Craft Scotland has commissioned a series of three events called Tales in the Making and teamed up with the Scottish Storytelling Centre to present the events between Christmas and New Year.

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  • Craft Scotland Roadshows 2015

    08/12/2014

    At the start of next year Craft Scotland will be back on the road to deliver a series of roadshows across Scotland. Makers are invited to join us in five locations at the end of January and early February. 

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  • Meet Your Maker: Fife Contemporary Art & Craft at St Andrews Museum, Fife

    04/12/2014

    Fife Contemporary Art & Craft will host a Meet Your Maker event at St Andrews Museum on Sunday 07 December. The event will offer visitors the chance to look behind the scenes at the work of two practicing ceramicists from different generations, Archie McCall and Dawn Youll. 

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  • Team Update November 2014

    28/11/2014

    So much has happened since our last team update in September - find out what we have been up to this month.

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  • SOFA Chicago 2014 - Roundup & Photos

    28/11/2014

    Read a roundup of our third consecutive year at SOFA Chicago and browse through our pictures from the show.

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  • Meet Your Maker at the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

    25/11/2014

    The National Museum of Scotland will host the second in a series of two Meet Your Maker events on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 November 2014. Meet Your Maker is part of Craft Scotland's flagship campaign to bring makers at work to the public, and we are bringing the project to its birthplace in this event with the National Museum of Scotland. 

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  • Meet Your Maker at Holmwood House, Glasgow

    20/11/2014

    Holmwood House will host a Meet Your Maker event on Sunday 23 November 2014. The event offers an exclusive pre-Christmas shopping event with a difference: a chance to peek behind the scenes at the work of textile artist Gillian Cooper. 

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  • Meet Your Maker at the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

    18/11/2014

    The National Museum of Scotland will host the first in a series of two Meet Your Maker events on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 November 2014. Meet Your Maker is part of Craft Scotland's flagship campaign to bring makers at work to the public, and we are bringing the project to its birthplace in this event with the National Museum of Scotland. 

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  • Meet Your Maker at The Glasgow School of Art Shop, Glasgow

    13/11/2014

    The Glasgow School of Art Shop will host a Meet Your Maker event on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 November 2014. The event offers a chance to peek behind the scenes at the work of Glasgow-based print studio Bespoke Atelier, and get involved with their process while creating a GSA book bag to take away. 

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  • Meet Your Maker 2014 at the Haining, Selkirk

    23/10/2014

    From Friday 24 to Monday 27 October the Haining will showcase 'Haining At Home'; an exhibition of some of the Scottish Border's finest applied arts. To coincide with the exhibition, the Haining will host a Meet Your Maker event offering demonstrations of screen printing, stone carving and wooden spoon making as part this impressive event. 

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  • Meet Your Maker at Tenement House, Glasgow

    16/10/2014

    Tenement House will host a Meet Your Maker event on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 October, offering visitors the chance to experience the Make do and Mend ethos of the building's former resident under the expert guidance of upcycling artist Donna Jamieson. 

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  • Craft Tourism Experiences: Introducing Sally-Ann Provan

    14/10/2014

    Sally-Ann Provan is a designer and milliner who runs The Edinburgh Hat studio in central Edinburgh. She designs and makes hats and headpieces for clients across the world to wear to weddings, Ascot, Royal garden parties and for all occasions.

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  • Meet Your Maker at Culzean Castle, South Ayrshire

    10/10/2014

    Culzean Castle will host a Meet Your Maker event on Monday 13, Tuesday 14 and Wednesday 15 October, to coincide with their Big Draw event. During Meet Your Maker at Culzean Castle, visitors will have the chance to peek behind the scenes at the willow work of David Powell, and the stained glass creations of Sue Wilkinson. 

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  • Meet Your Maker at Bonhoga Gallery, Shetland

    08/10/2014

    Over the weekend of Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 October, Bonhoga Gallery in Shetland will host textile artist Jen Deschenes for the Gallery's second Meet Your Maker event of 2014. 

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  • Meet Your Maker 2014 at Borders Textile Towerhouse, Hawick

    02/10/2014

    Saturday 04 and Sunday 05 October will be October Felt Weekend at Borders Textile Towerhouse. As part of the celebrations, they will host two feltmakers, Ewa Kuniczak and Ann Ross, for a Meet Your Maker event offering visitors a behind-the-scenes look at the practice of two textile artists. 

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  • The Craft Scotland Conference 2014: An Overview

    02/10/2014

    On Friday 26 and Saturday 27 September 2014 we held the Craft Scotland Conference 2014 at The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

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  • Craft Scotland Team Update - September 2014

    23/09/2014

    Find out what we are up to this month.

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  • Craft Scotland Preview Film for SOFA Chicago 2014

    15/09/2014

    Watch this year's preview film for our showcase at SOFA Chicago and meet the eleven makers who are taking part this year.

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