Browse the Craft Tourism blog to meet the makers offering tourism experiences across Scotland. Here you will also find case studies and Craft Tourism news.
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.
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.
Located on the north side of Glasgow at Grey Wolf Studios, Laura's studio is easily accessible by public transport from Glasgow City Centre and also offers free parking. Here she runs her popular monthly one-day class in screen-printing, but Laura can also offer screen-printing classes at locations to suit the client. Previous workshops have been held in hospitals, day centres, museums, galleries and botanic gardens.
Jane Wilkinson is a willow artisan who specialises in the design and creation of traditional and contemporary willow baskets; bespoke willow fences for gardens; coracles for the bushcraft enthusiast and large public installations for councils and corporate bodies. Based in Alyth, surrounded by mountains and in the heart of 'Perthshire Big Tree Country' Jane gets both her inspiration and resources from the local environment.
Experienced kilt maker Marion Foster handcrafts and restores kilts using traditional methods, as well as running kilt making workshops at her studio in Perthshire.
At Orains, Fiona Page and Pieter van der Werf design and create fabulous interior design items and art pieces made with local sheep wool. The Orains studio is located on the West Coast in an area of outstanding scenic beauty and overlooks Loch Riddon and the Kyles of Bute.
Gillian Cooper offers a range of specialist surface design and stitch courses, talks and demonstrations tailor-made to suit small groups and individuals from her home studio in Balfron, rural Stirlingshire. These courses can be tailored to suit all from complete beginners to the more experienced.
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.
Sheila Kerr is a jewellery designer/maker who specialises in the design and manufacture of precious metal jewellery. Sheila works from her Harbourside studio in Irvine, Ayrshire which overlooks Irvine bay.
Visitors are made very welcome to Louise's studio in Kilmartin Glen in the heart of Argyll, where they will find a light, airy space filled with colours and the warm aroma of wool.
Weft Blown, run by Ange Sewell, is a weaving and textile design studio based in West Kilbride, Craft Town Scotland.
Lagom Felt Studio is a textile art and craft gallery and supplies shop based in the Perthshire town of Crieff. It is also home to the working studio of feltmaker and artist, Tracy Markey.
The Scottish Potters Association (SPA) has compiled a new map of potters in Scotland who have studios open to the public.
Dalmally Railway Station is a rather unique setting for a studio. The beautiful Victorian sandstone building is steeped in history and felt maker Liz Gaffney and her husband Graham have been restoring this beautiful building over the last two years.
Teena Gould offers full day, half day or weekend bespoke workshops in mosaics from her studio in Kilbarchan, twelve miles south-west of Glasgow.
Cyan Clayworks is a specialist working ceramic studio in Edinburgh offering scheduled and bespoke courses for individuals and small groups.
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.
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.