Features on Scottish and international craft, including reviews, special events, and profiles of makers, places and projects.
Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Margaret MacDonald Mackintosh were leading designers and makers of the Arts and Crafts movement in Scotland and have since become household names throughout Europe.
Spring Fling a chance to meet artists and makers in their studios, see them at work and often purchase or commission pieces.
The Orkney Chair is a type of wooden seat with a high back made from straw which has been made in Orkney since the 1700s.
Cove Park recently announced the recipients of the 2013 Craft Residencies programme.
Visitors to the Edinburgh International Science Festival 2013 have the opportunity to discover craft and visual art in new ways.
For the first in our series on Scottish craft people and places whose work closely ties in with the Year of Natural Scotland, we take a look at fibre artist Joanne B Kaar.
Warp and weft are weaving terms that describe the two types of thread that are woven together to create cloth.
In woodworking, veneer refers to thin slices of wood that are glued on to the surface of furniture, cabinets and other wooden items.
The Year of Natural Scotland 2013 was officially launched in January with the help of two Shetland Ponies, who modelled Shetland knitwear
Underglaze is the process of applying any colour or decoration to the surface of a ceramic piece before it is glazed. The decoration lies under a clear or light-coloured glaze, which then forms a protective layer.
Turning is a form of woodworking that uses a lathe to move a piece of wood while a stationary tool is used to cut and shape it.
Slipware is a type of pottery that is decorated by splashing, dipping, trailing or painting a clay vessel with slip.
Rapid-prototyping is a term used to describe a group of techniques and technologies that can transform drawings into three-dimensional objects.
Quilting is a sewing technique that joins layers of fabric together to form a padded or textured material.
Silver of the Stars, the collection of contemporary Scottish silverware created by some of the leading silversmiths in Scotland, winds up a year-long tour of Europe with an exhibition in Barcelona.
Ancient Egyptians made the first paper-like substance by slicing the inner part of the papyrus plant and pounding and drying it into hard, thin sheets.
In molecular terms, oxidation is the loss of electrons when two or more substances interact, where one of those substances may or may not be oxygen.
Mokume-gane is an ancient Japanese metalworking technique that involves mixing metals to create a laminate with intricate layered patterns.
Letter cutting is a form of inscriptional lettering, practiced by artists, sculptors and typeface designers, where text is carved into stone, wood and other materials.
The kishie is a multipurpose basket traditionally made and used in Shetland to carry fuel, manure, crops and other goods. Shetland harvests were once measured in ‘kishie-fills’.