Craft Scotland Logo

Meet the makers behind Scottish craft

Craft Scotland represent approximately 1,500 craft makers working across Scottish craft disciplines, from areas across Scotland, includng Skye, the Borders, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness or Shetland.

Watch videos on Scottish craft makers from Craft Scotland

Articles and interviews about Scottish craft makers

  • Meet Your Maker: Interview with a Live Jeweller

    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.  

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

    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.

    More Info
  • Meet Your Maker: Grant McCaig

    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.

    More Info
  • Scottish Potters Map 2016

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

    More Info
  • Christmas Craft Events

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

    More Info
  • Autumn Open Studio Events

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

    More Info
  • Spring Fling 2015: Meet the Makers

    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. 

    More Info
  • Orkney Crafts Association Craft Trail

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

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

    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.

    More Info
  • Meet Your Maker at Edinburgh Zoo

    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.  

    More Info
  • Meet Your Maker at Stirling Castle

    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.

    More Info
  • Meet Your Maker at Cambo Estate, Fife

    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.

    More Info
  • Spring Fling 2015

    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. 

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

    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. 

    More Info
  • Meet Your Maker at the Barony Centre

    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. 

    More Info
  • Kilgraston School Pupils Inspired by Millinery

    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. 

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

    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. 

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

    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. 

    More Info
  • Meet Your Maker at Holmwood House, Glasgow

    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. 

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

    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. 

    More Info
  • Meet Your Maker at The Glasgow School of Art Shop, Glasgow

    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. 

    More Info
  • Meet Your Maker 2014 at the Haining, Selkirk

    From Friday 24 to Monday 27 October the Haining will showcase 'Haining At Home'; an exhibition of some of the Scottish Border's finest applied arts. To coincide with the exhibition, the Haining will host a Meet Your Maker event offering demonstrations of screen printing, stone carving and wooden spoon making as part this impressive event. 

    More Info
  • Craft Scotland Preview Film for SOFA Chicago 2014

    Watch this year's preview film for our showcase at SOFA Chicago and meet the eleven makers who are taking part this year.

    More Info
  • Meet Your Maker 2014 at Touched by Scotland, Aberdeenshire

    Coinciding with the annual North East Open Studios (NEOS) event, Touched by Scotland will host a Meet Your Maker event on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 September. The event will offer visitors a rare, behind the scenes look at the work of two makers: Susan Connon, a bookbinder, and Carol Meldrum, a textile artist. 

    More Info
  • Meet Your Maker 2014 at Tweeddale Museum and Gallery, Scottish Borders

    As part of the Peebles Arts Festival, The Chambers Institution (a complex of buildings encompassing the Tweeddale Museum and Gallery) will host a Meet Your Maker event over two Saturdays in August; offering visitors a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the practice of an established willow artist: Toni Coyle. 

    More Info

Share this:





user agent = CCBot/2.0 (http://commoncrawl.org/faq/)