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Over the past few months, The Living Memory Association (TheLMA) has been exploring craft and making through a craft reminiscence programme called Making Memories. To tie into this, we partnered with TheLMA to deliver a series of Meet Your Maker events in the form of drop-in craft workshops at The Little Shop of Memory in Edinburgh’s Ocean Terminal. We caught up with the team from TheLMA to hear about their Meet Your Maker experience, and get the low-down from their makers.
For 2016, Craft Scotland’s Meet Your Maker project is part of the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design. Working in partnership with Scottish Jewellery Week, we brought craft and innovation - as a Meet Your Maker event - to the inaugural Dundee Design Festival.
Fife Contemporary Art & Craft's (FCA&C) Craft Pods was recently displayed in Woodmill High School, Dunfermline. FCA&C hosted a student-focused Meet Your Maker event to coincide with the exhibition: giving pupils and staff at Woodmill High School in Dunfermline the opportunity to meet Grant McCaig, the maker behind the work on display. The renowned silversmith discussed his training and career as well as his process.
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.
Renowned silversmith and jeweller Grant McCaig visited Woodmill High School, Dunfermline, on Friday 10 June 2016. The school pupils got to meet the maker of this year's Craft Pods exhibition: a selection of Grant's silver spoons and iron ‘cucharas’ which were on tour around Fife.
Craft Scotland presents a round-up of craft related events taking place in Edinburgh during the 2015 festival season.
We have partnered up with the Edinburgh International Book Festival again this year to present two Meet Your Maker events and workshops. Just a stone's throw away from our Summer Show at White Stuff on George Street, we will support two free drop-in events for families, part of the Baillie Gifford Children's Programme.
Artist group Look Inside will be hosting a Meet Your Maker event during Aberdeen's inaugural Look Again Festival. Four makers from a variety of disciplines will give a rare, behind-the-scenes look at their craft work, teaching visitors about their inspiration, practices and profession.
Visitors to the Budongo Chimpanzee Trail in Edinburgh Zoo this Easter weekend, Saturday 04 to Monday 06 April 2015, will be treated to a special Meet Your Maker workshop with renowned Edinburgh-based metalsmith Bryony Knox.
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.
Sunday 22 March will see six accomplished makers demonstrate their work at Cambo Estate in Fife. Each maker will showcase their talents and offer visitors the chance to try their hand at a wide variety of craft, including weaving, silk painting, jewellery, ceramics and feltmaking.
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.
Fife Contemporary Art & Craft will host a Meet Your Maker event at St Andrews Museum on Sunday 22 February. The event will offer a behind the scenes look at the work of two practicing jewellers, Andrew Lamb and Dorothy Hogg MBE.
The Barony Centre will host a Meet Your Maker event on Saturday 07 and Sunday 08 February 2015. The event, running parallel to their exhibition of works from the Incorporation of Goldsmiths' 'Silver of the Stars' collection and Millenium Collection for Bute House, will offer drop-in workshops by two of the exhibiting makers, Roger Millar and Marion E Kane, alongside two graduate jewellers, Jane Harrison and Merlin Planterose.
Meet Your Maker originated from our flagship campaign to connect craft makers at work with the public. Together with Summerhall TV, we put together a short film of our Meet Your Maker event hosted by the National Museum of Scotland, so you can find out a little more about our Meet Your Maker campaign.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.