Features on Scottish and international craft, including reviews, special events, and profiles of makers, places and projects.
Scotland was pleased to play host to the UK Craft Alliance last week when Rosy Greenlees of the Crafts Council, Alan Kane of Craft Northern Ireland and Louise Wright from Arts Council of Wales joined our Director, Fiona Logue for their bi-annual meeting to discuss areas of common concern including funding, international exhibiting, intangible cultural heritage and equality, diversity and inclusion initiatives.
The Scottish Potters Association (SPA) has compiled a new map of potters in Scotland who have studios open to the public.
Joanne B Kaar blogs from her residency in Woody Point, Gros Morne National Park - organised by the Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador.
The Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design 2016, running from 1 January to 31 December will celebrate the richness of Scotland’s beautiful built heritage, culture and environment, alongside the contemporary and cutting edge designs of today.
There's nothing that can quite compare with a good browse in a gallery, a small independent boutique or buying directly from the maker during an open studio or selling event. But if you are looking to do some shopping online, we have put together this handy guide.
We bring you a round-up of some of the more festive craft events taking place across the country in November and December.
Makers Monday is a campaign created to celebrate the excellence of craft and support the local makers and businesses that craft products in the towns, cities and neighbourhoods where we live.
It encourages consumers to buy from a local maker on Monday 30 November 2015, and to share their hand-crafted purchases on their social networks. Buyers can take the pledge and sign up to the newsletter, makers can apply to have their business featured.
A quilt donated to The Yard in Edinburgh, a purpose-built indoor and outdoor adventure playground for children and young people with disabilities, has finally reached its destination after making a detour to Austin, Texas.
Intended to help secure the future of Shetland textile design, future Shetland knitwear business, children’s creativity, and the continuing textile culture in Shetland; PeerieMakkers looks to secure free Shetland hand-knitting lessons for all children within local communities in Shetland.
With London Design Festival about to start we highlight some of the must-sees this year, including our partnership exhibition with Etsy UK (Four Corners of Craft), designjunction, Ceramics in the City and more. Plus: Goldsmiths' Fair is also just around the corner!
Artlands North is an online, interactive map showcasing the wealth and diversity of art and craft in the north of Scotland.
Watch our short film introducing Textile Designer Fiona McIntosh, who produces a range of fashion accessories which are hand-dyed and screen-printed.
Watch our short film introducing jeweller Filipa Oliveira, who experiments with ancient and traditional techniques (such as filigree) to create contemporary pieces.
With September on the horizon, we celebrate the autumn season of open studios with a round-up of the upcoming events.
Watch our short film introducing weaver James Donald, whose wearable fabrics explore the rich Scottish landscape through repetitive pattern and texture.
Watch our short film introducing jeweller Rosie Kimber, who works with a variety of media including precious metals, rough-cut stones, crystals and plastics.
Watch our short film introducing ceramicist Myer Halliday, whose work is driven by his interest in pattern and its application to different forms.
Watch our short film introducing jeweller Anaïs Paulard, whose work is influenced by human experience and feelings.
Craft Scotland presents a round-up of craft related events taking place in Edinburgh during the 2015 festival season.
For the first time this September the Incorporation of Goldsmiths and Lyon & Turnbull will host Elements, a four day festival celebrating the art of precious metals. Elements will bring together over forty contemporary jewellers and silversmiths from across the UK and an exclusive exhibition of some of Scotland’s greatest collections of contemporary silver.