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About

Craft Scotland is the national development agency supporting makers and promoting craft.

We put makers at the heart of all we do, championing diverse and high-quality contemporary craft. We help people learn about, appreciate and buy craft, promoting the contribution of craft to Scotland’s cultural, economic and social well-being. 

Through our exhibitions and events programmes, digital platforms and strategic partnerships, we provide leadership for the sector. We create opportunities for makers to develop their creative and business practice, and to exhibit and sell work in Scotland and beyond. 

Our website provides a platform for craft enthusiasts to engage and learn about Scottish-based makers and craft destinations. Thousands of people visit craftscotland.org every month to find out more about craft, see what exhibitions, events and workshops are on in their area, and commission craft directly from the makers.

Scotland has a proud history of making and its skilled makers have a well-deserved international reputation. Makers are using traditional and cutting-edge techniques across a wide range of practices including; ceramics, glass, metalwork, textiles, basketry, furniture and jewellery. Their creativity supports Scotland’s economy and its international reputation for innovation and entrepreneurship. 

Craft Scotland is part of the Scottish Business Pledge, a Scottish Living Wage employer and we have signed the Digital Participation Charter. We are members of Culture Counts, World Crafts Council Europe, Green Arts Initiative, Culture Republic and Arts & Business Scotland.  

We are a registered charity supported by Creative Scotland.

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