Craft Scotland at Collect 2022
Craft Scotland returned to Collect, the leading international fair for contemporary craft and design, in 2022. The fair run from Friday 25 to Sunday 27 February 2022 at Somerset House in London, and online via Artsy.net until Sunday 6 March 2022.
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Craft Scotland showcased a collection of ambitious new work from 11 of Scotland’s talented makers: CHALK, Daniel Freyne, Duke Christie, Eileen Gatt, Heather Woof, Jasmine Linington, Lara Scobie, Lynne MacLachlan, Naomi Mcintosh, Susan Cross, and Susan O’Byrne.
Film produced by Rich Tea Films
Craft Scotland is the national agency for craft in Scotland and Collect is an international art fair open to both collectors and the public. The reason that we participate in the show is to showcase the incredibly talented makers and artists that live and work in Scotland.
For this show, we've got 11 makers exhibiting with us. The process that we would go through to get to this stage, is that we have an open call for applications. Our first criteria would be the quality of the work, we're looking for people who are working at the top of their professions, and actually, maybe somebody that's kind of pushing the boundaries of what they're actually doing. Secondary to that, we also look to make sure that the group that we're selecting actually sit together as a collection because obviously we've got to exhibit that in one space.
So, in the 11 makers that we're exhibiting here, we've got a variety of different materials. We have wood, ceramics, fine jewellery, and we have some metalwork as well. So quite a range of different disciplines.
One of the artists is working in gypsum plaster, however, at first sight, it looks like it could be Italian marble that you're looking at, but actually it's made from polished gypsum plaster. We've got somebody else who is working in seaweed. She has a license to gather seaweed from a beach up in Edinburgh, and then she processes the seaweed to create fabric and acrylic resin pieces. We've also got somebody who works in 3D printing. I think in the past, like lots of 3D printing, you'd get a rigid kind of form, whereas there's lots of movement in her jewellery. She then hand-dyes it so you get this kind of really lovely, graduated, affect.
I think there's a lot of interest in what's coming out of Scotland. The reputation that Scotland has for Scottish contemporary craft and kind of the creative industries generally, I think is really strong and I think, you know, a show like this for Scotland just helps kind of build that reputation.