Inches Carr Craft Bursaries 2022

1 Apr 2022 - 31 Mar 2023

Image: Jonathan Wade / Photography by the Artist

Discover the talented makers awarded the Inches Carr Craft Bursaries 2022


All Across Scotland

For the first time, Craft Scotland is delighted to announce the recipients of the Inches Carr Craft Bursaries. The awards recognise the talent of emerging and established Scotland-based makers and assist in the development of their craft practice.

With a prestigious history spanning 25 years, the Inches Carr Awards have supported the careers of makers such as Malcolm Appleby, Deirdre Nelson, Grainne Morton, and James Rigler, as well as providing opportunities to many makers early in their development. 

Craft Scotland is the new custodian of the craft-related awards and will continue to provide bursaries from the fund in years to come.

The 2022 award consists of two categories:

  • Inches Carr Craft Bursaries: Established Maker (formerly Craft Bursaries)

  • Inches Carr Craft Bursaries: Emerging Maker (formerly Graduate Craft Awards)

>>> Meet the makers awarded the Inches Carr Craft Bursaries 2022

Seven Emerging Makers and six Established Makers have been awarded bursaries of £2,000 and £5,000 respectively. These can be used to undertake further training, research, mentoring, or another activity that will help to advance their craft practice.

In addition, the selected makers are also invited to join a cohort of Inches Carr Craft Bursary recipients. Regular online catch-up sessions with members of the Craft Scotland team and fellow makers will help foster exploration and discussion and develop a collaborative ethos and a strong peer support network. 

About the Inches Carr Trust

The Inches Carr Trust was created following the deaths of Deirdre Inches and Malcolm Carr in 1995. The trust was founded to create a legacy in their memory reflecting their interests in music and the decorative arts.

Following the winding down of the Inches Carr Trust in 2021, Craft Scotland is now managing the craft-related awards and will provide bursaries from the remaining capital fund over the next six to seven years.

>>> Read more about the history of the Inches Carr Awards and Craft Scotland’s involvement 


I’m looking forward to two training courses this summer, one in traditional saddlery leatherwork, and the other in steam-bending green wood. I’m so excited to develop my skills further which will allow me to create new bodies of work, some of which I already have commissions for.

Iseabal Hendry, Leatherworking

Being awarded the Inches Carr Craft Bursary has already been hugely beneficial, giving me the opportunity to spend time developing my practice during a three-month artist residency at the Icelandic Textile Centre in Blonduos, Iceland.

Lucy MacDonald, Arra Textiles, Weaving
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