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Craft offers audiences an alternative way of thinking about the world. Our Make It Green series brings you Jo Pudelko's thoughts on how joining the Green Crafts Initiative made her think more critically about her responsibilities as a maker.
As part of the 2014/15 Meet Your Maker campaign, Craft Scotland partnered with Historic Scotland in an innovative new community programme that saw contemporary Scottish craft take inspiration from the past to create new work. The results of the project are currently being showcased in an exhibition at Stirling Castle, open until the end of April 2015.
In late 2014 Craft Scotland put out a call for makers to take part in a community engagement project with Historic Scotland, working directly with a youth or community group in Stirling Castle over a period of six weeks. Historic Scotland was looking for a maker who could unlock the potential of traditional or contemporary craft, enabling learners to discover more about their cultural heritage and providing creative inspiration linked to stories, people and events from the past.
Our successful maker, Laura Murray, has put together a blog of her experiences.
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.
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.
Contemporary textile maker Angela T Edgar has created an unusual new textile artwork.
Twelve projects including 'Back on the High Street' from Falkirk will compete in the final of TestTown, a business competition being run by Carnegie UK Trust.
As part of our series celebrating the Year of Natural Scotland, we take a closer look at West Moss Side.
The so called 'Angels' Share’ is a whisky legend. A world-renowned Stirlingshire glass-maker and his daughter have launched a new craft business which pays homage to this whisky fable.
A number of UK attractions recorded increases in visitor numbers during 2011, according to figures from the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA)
This week, we feature a short film from weavers in West Dean College who are working on ‘The Hunt of the Unicorn’ tapestry for Stirling Castle.
Artmag and Creative Scotland have announced a new partnership that will help promote Scottish visual arts to a wide audience.