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COMPASS: Emerging Maker Programme 2022

1 Jan - 31 Dec 2022

Jane Harrison / Photography by Gabriella Silveira

COMPASS: Emerging Maker Programme 2022

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WebinarPrinciples of Finance and Funding

Two sessions exploring finances for creative businesses, micro-businesses and SMEs.

In this two parts online workshop series, participants were guided through the key financial aspects of running a resilient craft business.

Photography by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash

COMPASS_ Brand Storytelling_Veronique AA Lapeyre

WebinarBrand Storytelling

Veronique AA Lapeyre

In this two-part online workshop series, Veronique AA Lapeyre (Head of Communications & Digital, Craft Scotland) provided a practical roadmap for participants to build their brand, set and meet their achievable goals and create content.

Veronique covered the basics of marketing and discussed practical ways to create content that serves makers' goals, and participants were provided with a marketing and social media toolkit to work through.

Photography by Ellie Morag

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WebinarBrand Storytelling

Alan Dibble of Green Thomas

In this online workshop, Alan Dibble, co-founder and Creative Director of Green Thomas, focused on the journey of a creative business to creating and growing a compelling brand.

Alan shared his own experiences as a designer/maker, and discussed some of the values and decisions that have shaped Green Thomas’ vibrant and successful brand identity, selling globally to a breadth of clients in independent boutiques and high-end department stores.

Photographer unknown

Frances Priest

WebinarMaker Journeys in Focus

Frances Priest and Jono Smart

Maker Journeys in Focus sessions offer participants the opportunity to hear from six established designers/makers and learn how they have navigated the creative business landscape.

In this online talk, Edinburgh-based ceramic artist Frances Priest discussed how she combines her studio-based practice with site-specific projects, residencies and commissions, and joining the public collections of UK institutions such as the National Museum of Scotland, and V&A London.

Ceramic artist Jono Smart shared his journey from leaving his work in finance to setting up his and his partner's current studio in Angus. He discussed how he developed his personal style and products, and the lessons he learned since starting a craft business. 

Frances Priest / Photography by Shannon Tofts

CHALK

WebinarMaker Journeys in Focus

Disa Allsopp and Chalk Jewellery

Maker Journeys in Focus sessions offer participants the opportunity to hear from six established designers/makers and learn how they have navigated the creative business landscape.

In this online talk, London-based jewellery designer/maker and practicing architect Malaika Carr discussed her path from architecture to jewellery design, and fusing her two passions to give her jewellery a dynamic edge. Malaika is the founder and Creative Director of Chalk, a design studio creating unusual, geometric wearable forms.

Jewellery designer/maker Disa Allsopp talked about working with recycled gold and silver, and colourful gemstones, and how growing up in Barbados influences her jewellery design.

Chalk Jewellery / Photographer unknown

Bespoke Atelier

WebinarMaker Journeys in Focus

Bespoke Atelier and Cherith Harrison

Maker Journeys in Focus sessions offer participants the opportunity to hear from six established designers/makers and learn how they have navigated the creative business landscape.

Marion Parola, co-founder, and Directory at Bespoke Atelier, discussed her wide-ranging practice, working on a range of projects from wallpaper designs to concrete decorative panels for a three-storey building.

Cherith Harrison talked about creating the company's trademark high-quality, affordable home and stationery products, suppling over 250 retailers and supporting British manufacturing and produce sustainably.

Bespoke Atelier / Photography by Susan Castillo

COMPASS Residential - 2019

Residential COMPASS 2022: Residential

Craft Scotland’s COMPASS: Residential, held at Hospitalfield in Arbroath, is designed to allow makers the time and space to develop their business thinking and their craft practice.  

This five-day residential will provide a dynamic and immersive learning environment with an emphasis on peer support, collaboration and creativity. Utilising the building blocks from the one-day workshops, along with new sessions, Craft Scotland will encourage the makers to challenge their thought process in a supportive environment. 

Photography by Ellie Morag

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