The Craft Scotland Prize 2016 - 2020

Andrea Walsh / Photography by Slyvain Deleu

The Craft Scotland Prize at the Visual Arts Scotland's annual open-submission exhibition has run since 2016. Explore the selected work.  


Visual Arts Scotland
The Royal Scottish Academy of Art and Architecture
The Mound
Map Directions

Since 2016, The Craft Scotland Prize has been presented to one piece of outstanding craftsmanship and design from Visual Arts Scotland’s (VAS) annual open-submission exhibition. Learn more about the winners and their practice

  • 2020 - Isabelle Moore's piece Woven Oak Stool
  • 2019 - Karlyn Sutherland's piece Harbour Road, Lybster 
  • 2017 - Andrea Walsh's piece Contained Boxes
  • 2016 - Polly Collins' piece Slow Dining

The selected artist/maker is awarded £500 by Craft Scotland, the award is open to any participating artist/maker working in a craft discipline that Craft Scotland support

Visual Arts Scotland's annual exhibition offers the opportunity for visitors to see the diversity of contemporary and applied art being created today. Artists, designers and makers working in all disciplines can test, showcase and engage with wider audiences at one of Scotland’s iconic exhibiting venues, The Royal Scottish Academy (RSA) on the Mound in Edinburgh.

The Craft Scotland Prize initially ran alongside Craft Scotland celebrates... showcase as part of Craft Scotland and Visual Arts Scotland’s ongoing partnership. This media-specific series was dedicated to exploring contemporary material practices and the creative energy that makers bring to different mediums. 

Previous Craft Scotland celebrates... showcases included a focus on contemporary practice in ceramics (2017), glass (2018) and wood (2019). 

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