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  • Summer Show 2017: Meet Ruth Leslie

    16/08/2017

    Get to know our Summer Show 2017 makers with an inside look into the creative processes behind their work. We've been talking to jewellery designer Ruth Leslie to discover how she creates her made-to-order contemporary pieces and her celebrity style icons! 

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  • Summer Show 2017: Meet Juliet MacLeod

    14/08/2017

    Get to know our Summer Show 2017 makers with an inside look into the creative processes behind their work. Next up is Juliet MacLeod, the potter behind The Cloud Pottery, who takes inspiration from her surrounding coastal landscapes to create contemporary ceramics. 

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  • Summer Show 2017: Behind-the-Scenes with Emily Millichip

    10/08/2017

    During our 2017 Summer Show, you can unleash your creativity with Emily Millichip’s Carmen Miranda-inspired Leather Appliqué workshop. Awed by the colourful creations coming out of her workshops, we caught up with Emily in between classes to find out more about her fashion community and where she finds the inspiration for her vibrant designs. 

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  • Summer Show 2017: Meet Collingwood-Norris

    08/08/2017

    Get to know our Summer Show 2017 makers with an inside look into the creative processes behind their work. This week we caught up with Flora from Collingwood-Norris to discover more about her knitwear company and the inspiration behind her unique designs.

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  • Summer Show 2017: Meet Aubeebop Jewellery

    04/08/2017

    Get to know our Summer Show 2017 makers with an inside look into their inspiration, creative processes and design work. First off, we're chatting pearls, art deco inspiration and Tilda Swinton style with Aubin Stewart from Aubeebop Jewellery. 

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  • Make Your Own Story: Drawing with Steel with Artist Blacksmith Agnes Jones

    20/07/2017

    Next up in our Make Your Own Story series: we chat to Agnes Jones, an artist blacksmith who draws in steel to create wonderful pieces which are full of life. 

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  • Save The Date! Craft Scotland Conference 2018

    18/07/2017

    Get your diaries at the ready, the Craft Scotland Conference is coming back in 2018.

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  • The Craft Edit: June

    23/06/2017

    This month on The Craft Edit: we hear about exciting collaborations between Scottish and Icelandic makers, a pioneering hand-knitting scheme in Shetland, catch-up on the FCA&C Symposium and the sad decline of heritage crafts.

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  • New Talent: Jewellery and Metal Design at DJCAD

    29/05/2017

    Degree Show season is here! Next up in our series is the striking and varied work from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design Jewellery and Metal Design department. 

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  • New Talent: ECA Jewellery and Silversmithing

    25/05/2017

    Degree Show season is here! Check out our top picks from talented Scottish graduates working in craft disciplines. First up is the fresh, unique work from Edinburgh College of Art's (ECA) jewellery and silversmithing department. 

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  • 20 into 175: an interview with Christina Jansen at The Scottish Gallery

    12/05/2017

    In celebration of The Scottish Gallery's 175th birthday, we pinned Managing Director Christina Jansen down for a chat about 20 years of running a commercial gallery, craft and Scotland. 

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  • London Craft Week: Scottish Edition

    01/05/2017

    With a special focus on Scotland’s creativity, the third edition of London Craft Week is nearly here. Here's our round-up of Scottish designers/makers' events for you to discover at London Craft Week. 

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  • Scotland: Craft & Design pavilion at London Design Fair 2017

    28/04/2017

    Craft Scotland and Emergents are thrilled to be returning to London Design Fair in September 2017 with our second presentation of the Scotland: Craft & Design pavilion. After debating the incredibly high calibre of submissions during the selection panel, we are excited to introduce you to the makers whose work will be showcased on the 2017 pavilion. 

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  • The Craft Edit: April

    28/04/2017

    This month on The Craft Edit: we hear about on some big developments within established craft organisations, find out who’s winning awards, get and feel for the state of the craft sector in Scotland and learn how to get our hands on tools. 

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  • Make Your Own Story: The Illustrative Ceramics of Peter Wareing

    24/04/2017

    Peter Wareing is a designer/maker of decorative earthenware. His expressive use of tube-lining creates unique illustrations with an abstract interpretation of natural forms, all applied to carefully thrown ceramics. For this instalment of Make Your Own Story, Peter tells us about his practice, process and living rurally in Dumfries and Galloway. 

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  • The Craft Edit: March

    17/03/2017

    Welcome to our new feature, the Craft Edit, where we bring you snippets of news from the sector. This week, we’ve collated highlights from the Scottish designer/makers who have been making the most of the dreary winter months. Our five news snippets give you a highlight what some of our makers have been up to in the last few months.

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  • Make Your Own Story: Cutting-Edge Jewellery Artist Katharina Vones

    14/03/2017

    Next up in our Make Your Own Story series we chat to Katharina Vones, who creates innovative, stimulus-responsive jewellery inspired by the idea of future ecology. 

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  • Meet our 2017 Summer Show Makers!

    13/03/2017

    Discover contemporary, design-led craft at the Craft Scotland Summer Show 2017. Read on to find the 33 talented makers who have been selected for Craft’s Scotland’s Summer Show this year.

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  • Craft Scotland at The Caledonian Club during London Craft Week

    08/03/2017

    Sneak an insider’s look at Angus Ross and Jennifer Gray's practices with our event at The Caledonian Club during London Craft Week, in May 2017.

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  • Website Update Announcement

    07/03/2017

    The Craft Scotland website is evolving. Over the next few months, we will be making changes to our website to provide you with a more streamlined and user-friendly service. Read how these improvements will affect the Directory (Find Craft), What's on and Opportunities sections. 

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