Ruth Laird: Meet Your Maker at the National Museum of Scotland

To mark the opening of the National Museum of Scotland's new Art, Design and Fashion galleries, they hosted a Craft Scotland Meet Your Maker the weekend of 12 and 13 November 2016.

As part of Meet Your Maker, jeweller Ruth Laird showed visitors what a jeweller’s bench looks like – and displayed the main tools she uses in her work (riveting hammer, parallel pliers, miter jig). Visitors had the chance to learn how traditional hand techniques go into creating her unique, contemporary pieces.
The public got to watch Ruth work and get an insider’s look at some of her techniques, from making 3D shapes from drawings to exploring surface finishes and riveting techniques using metal. 

This event was part of the 2016 Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design, during which Craft Scotland is shining a light on makers who use innovative technologies and design processes.