Craft Scotland returned to SOFA after a successful show in 2012, showcasing Scottish craft at the twentieth anniversary of SOFA Chicago.
The Craft Scotland 2013 showcase at SOFA Chicago included work by sixteen celebrated and talented craft makers from Scotland.
Scotland is justly proud of its reputation as one of the most skilled and diverse craft nations in the world, and this was reflected in the wealth of craft we were showcasing.
Our collection gave audiences in Chicago the opportunity to see and buy some of the finest examples of ceramics, glass, furniture, metal, fibre, silver and jewellery being produced in Scotland today.
Some of our makers were familiar to SOFA visitors, while others were exhibiting at SOFA for the first time. Their exceptional work covered a broad range of techniques and practices, and demonstrated the breadth and quality of Scottish craft.
Get to know our makers by reading our special SOFA issuu publication and browse the individual maker pages below.
SOFA, which represents Sculptural Objects and Functional Art, is a key event for the international collectors market, and regularly receives upwards of 35,000 visitors across three days.
SOFA Chicago 2013 takes place at the Navy Pier and runs from Friday 01 November to Sunday 03 November 2013, with an opening preview the evening of Thursday 31 October 2013.
Craft Scotland also represented Scotland in November 2012 when they took six of the nations’ most qualified craftspeople to SOFA Chicago 2012.
The work exhibited at Chicago’s Navy Pier from 02 to 04 November 2012 was mostly pieces created specifically for this show. These included a chandelier created from bone china, original furniture made from ancient Perthshire oak trees, and pieces of fine jewellery using a contemporary adaptation of the ancient Japanese metalworking technique, mokume gane.
Craft Scotland showcased work by Leith based ceramicists Craig Mitchell and Rebecca Wilson and Edinburgh based glass artist Jessamy Kelly, who were joined by jeweller Craig Stuart from Dunkeld, Aberfeldy based furniture maker Angus Ross, and artist basket maker Lizzie Farey, who works from her studio in Galloway.
Find out more about Craft Scotland at SOFA Chicago 2012.