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  • Meet Your Maker: Interview with a Live Jeweller

    16/09/16

    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.  

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  • I Need a Chicken Nugget Ring! FCA&C Reflect on Meet Your Maker

    22/07/16

    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.

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  • Meet Your Maker: Grant McCaig

    10/06/16

    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.

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  • Scottish Potters Map 2016

    16/03/16

    The Scottish Potters Association (SPA) has compiled a new map of potters in Scotland who have studios open to the public.

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  • Christmas Craft Events

    19/11/15

    We bring you a round-up of some of the more festive craft events taking place across the country in November and December. 

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  • Autumn Open Studio Events

    26/08/15

    With September on the horizon, we celebrate the autumn season of open studios with a round-up of the upcoming events.

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  • Spring Fling 2015: Meet the Makers

    19/05/15

    Spring Fling, Scotland's premier art and craft open studios event will return for 2015, bringing thousands of visitors to meet skilled Scottish craft makers of every kind. We give you a run-down of some of the makers who will be participating in this year's event. 

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  • Orkney Crafts Association Craft Trail

    28/04/15

    Established in the 1990s, the Orkney Craft Trail guides visitors to many workshops around the islands, where you can meet craft makers at work.

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  • Meet Your Maker: Look Inside at Aberdeen's Look Again Festival

    08/04/15

    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.

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  • Meet Your Maker at Edinburgh Zoo

    02/04/15

    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.  

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  • Meet Your Maker at Stirling Castle

    25/03/15

    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.

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  • Meet Your Maker at Cambo Estate, Fife

    19/03/15

    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.

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  • Spring Fling 2015

    18/03/15

    Now in its 13th year Spring Fling is back for a brand new adventure - as 94 visual artists, makers and designers will be opening their studio doors from 23 to 25 May 2015. 

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  • Meet Your Maker: Fife Contemporary Art & Craft at St Andrews Museum

    11/02/15

    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. 

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  • Meet Your Maker at the Barony Centre

    03/02/15

    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. 

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  • Kilgraston School Pupils Inspired by Millinery

    02/02/15

    Pupils at Kilgraston School in Perthshire were inspired by traditional millinery techniques after spending a morning working with local milliner Sally Orr Ewing as part of their cross-curricular studies. 

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  • Meet Your Maker: Fife Contemporary Art & Craft at St Andrews Museum, Fife

    04/12/14

    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. 

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  • Meet Your Maker at the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

    25/11/14

    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. 

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  • Meet Your Maker at Holmwood House, Glasgow

    20/11/14

    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. 

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  • Meet Your Maker at the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

    18/11/14

    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. 

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