Craft Scotland is a Scottish charity, working to unite, inspire and champion Scottish craft.
An inspiring community initiative which leases subsidised studio and display space to makers and owns and promotes The Barony Centre: Exhibition, Education and Events venue. Craft Studios open throughout the year, Barony Centre open seven days throughout the year.
Craft courses and workshops listed free for every maker/tutor and craft centre in the UK.
Our mission is to interest more people in the delightful world of craftsmanship, by promoting all of the wonderful courses craft going on up and down the UK. Every course page has built-in review tool, google maps, clear descriptions and lots of pictures.
The best place to buy and sell original and handmade Scottish products
Crafty Wee Birdie is a small business based in Aberdeen that makes artwork and jewellery.
My work explores contemporary culture and universal themes but also responds to current events both political and personal. I express ideas using humour, creating unlikely scenarios or ridiculous juxtapositions to draw the reader into narratives with a smile before being faced with a mildly chiding finger. The figures are usually earthenware decorated with commercial glazes and stains. I use other materials such as epoxy and steel to achieve dynamic poses and will often have ancillary objects to create a sense of theatre.
I am a hobbyist potter and have worked with clay for over six years now. I became addicted to forming pots from clay after attending a pottery class and crave learning as much as possible about the craft. I mainly throw on the wheel but also enjoy hand-building pieces from both earthenware and stoneware clay. Most of my work is decorative with many pieces being hand painted with my own designs and occasionally with my favourite flower, a sunflower.
Barbel Dister produces sliptrailed highly decorative earthenware, suitable for domestic use.
A collective of professional artists and makers representing a wide range of contemporary craft and art practice - ceramics, glass, leather, metal, wood, jewellery, textiles.
Individual works are available to commission or for direct sale. The group website shows gallery pages for each artist and maker with a direct link for enquiries. Members regularly come together to show their work in galleries and special events, including an annual Open Studios Trail each September. Copies of a printed directory are also available on request - please visit our website.
Camilla builds her pottery using seashells, plants and found objects from her local Fife coastline to impress into the clay, creating individual organic shapes.