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Meet our 2017 Summer Show Makers!

Craft Scotland Summer Show 2017

Ceramics by Juliet MacLeod

Discover contemporary design-led craft at the Craft Scotland Summer Show 2017. A firm fixture on the calendar, this annual selling exhibition is a celebration of Scottish craft held in Edinburgh during August. Read on to find the 33 talented makers who have been selected for Craft’s Scotland’s Summer Show this year.

The 2nd floor of White Stuff, George St will be transformed into a haven for design-lovers during the hustle and bustle of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. If you are looking for beautiful objects for your home or stylish accessories then the Summer Show is for you! This is your chance to explore some of the best craft makers in Scotland together in one central location.

You can shop a curated selection of unique homewares, handcrafted textiles, design-led jewellery and more. It's the perfect place to pick up unique gifts, including stunning 3D-printed jewellery, slip decorated earthenware, minimal concrete vessels and graphic textiles.

Tea Towels by Laura Spring. Image credit: Caro Weiss 

New to craft or want to know more about the backstory of the pieces? Our makers and friendly team will be on-hand to offer you guidance and talk you through the process and materials behind the work. You can visit the show between Friday 4 and Sunday 27 August 2017 (opening times vary).

For this year we are launching an exciting programme of workshops throughout the Summer Show.  Stay up-to-date with Summer Show announcements and behind-the-scenes news by following #EdSummerShow on Twitter and Instagram.

Craft Scotland Summer Show 2017

Lambda Stool by Lewis McLeod of HAME 

Each year, the Summer Show makers are selected by a knowledgeable panel of industry insiders and the Craft Scotland team. For 2017, we asked Maggie Broadley (Craft Town Scotland) and Clare Yuille (Indie Retail Academy). Maggie is a maker herself and is Creative Executive of award-winning Craft Town Scotland, a community-led initiative and visitor attraction that showcases UK craft. Harnessing her knowledge of running a popular boutique, Clare is also a wholesale coach for creative people and makers.

Laser-cut rings by Aubin Stewart

Leather pouches by Jude Gove

The Summer Show features makers from all across Scotland, this is your chance to explore their work in one convenient location. Check out the selected makers below and start working on your wishlist…

Earrings by Ruth Leslie

For the past five years, White Stuff has hosted the Craft Scotland Summer Show in their flagship store. The British fashion and lifestyle brand was founded in 1985 and has long demonstrated a commitment to great design. White Stuff’s in-house design team transform hand-drawn prints and intricate design ideas into vibrant seasonal collections using high quality, ethically sourced materials. Charitable aims sit at the heart of the company with their White Stuff Foundation supporting more than 85 small charities in the UK and they donate at least 1% of their annual profit each year.   

Craft Scotland is delighted to collaborate with White Stuff on the Summer Show. We believe that craft is an essential part of our cultural, economic and social life and we regularly work with other like-minded agencies to achieve this goal. Both Craft Scotland and White Stuff are committed to promoting quality design.

Concrete vessel by Emma McDowell

Visit the Summer Show 

Friday 4 to Sunday 27 August 2017

Mon-Wed, Fri-Sat: 11:00-18:00, Thurs: 11:00-19:00, Sun: 12:00-17:00

2nd Floor, White Stuff, 89 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3ES

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