Craft Scotland Graduate Award

13 Jun 2018

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Anna Younie / Photography by Fergus Connor

The new Craft Scotland Graduate Award supports talented graduating designer/makers in continuing their practice. 


All Across Scotland

Scotland’s art colleges have built a reputation of being centres of excellence for creativity. They continuously inspire students to be ambitious and make a key contribution to Scotland’s vibrant craft sector.

Starting in 2018, the Craft Scotland Graduate Award is an initiative we have developed specifically for undergraduates who make works in a craft discipline that we support. This will be offered to one design graduate from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Glasgow School of Art, Edinburgh College of Art and Grays School of Art. 

As the national development agency for craft, we are committed to supporting graduating makers and encouraging them to continue their practice in Scotland. The award is judged by members of the Craft Scotland team and one member of our independent advisory group of makers, who will select a graduate who is making high-quality craft objects from each of Scotland’s art colleges. While selecting, the judges will refer to our Maker and Quality Criteria for guidance.

Each recipient of this award will receive an award of £100, a feature on our Craft Journal and a Craft Directory maker profile for one year from graduating. This will place them alongside some of Scotland’s most exciting emerging and established makers.

The selected graduates for 2018 are:

Alison Wibmer, Edinburgh College of Art

Anna Younie, Grays School of Art

Caitlin Hegney, Glasgow School of Art

Shirley Lowe, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design

Want to hear more about the makers? Stay tuned for the launch of the Craft Scotland Graduate Award Directory profiles and Craft Journal feature in July 2018. 

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