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With the Craft Scotland Conference just over a week away, we bring you our September opportunities round-up.
We are also announcing two exciting new opportunities that have stemmed from our partnerships with the Crafts Council and the National Trust for Scotland. We can now offer six Scottish-based makers a place on the Craft Council’s prestigious Hothouse programme, with full details of how to apply below. We are also offering makers the opportunity to apply to create a unique collection of work that will retail in selected National Trust for Scotland properties.
Thirteen emerging and established fashion designers and jewellers from the Highlands and Islands of Scotland will be showcasing their work in Covet at Craft Central in London from 14-18 October 2014.
Watch this year's preview film for our showcase at SOFA Chicago and meet the eleven makers who are taking part this year.
Craft Scotland is delighted to be working in partnership with the Crafts Council, to bring their intensive and prestigious development programme for emerging makers, Hothouse, to makers based in Scotland. We are supported in the delivery of Hothouse in Scotland by our consortia of partners: Applied Arts Scotland, emergents and Fife Contemporary Art & Craft
Coinciding with the annual North East Open Studios (NEOS) event, Touched by Scotland will host a Meet Your Maker event on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 September. The event will offer visitors a rare, behind the scenes look at the work of two makers: Susan Connon, a bookbinder, and Carol Meldrum, a textile artist.
Sheila Kerr is a jewellery designer/maker who specialises in the design and manufacture of precious metal jewellery. Sheila works from her Harbourside studio in Irvine, Ayrshire which overlooks Irvine bay.
A new pop up shop run by online retailer Made From Scotland opens to shoppers on Rose Street in Edinburgh tomorrow, Saturday 06 September 2014.
During the coming weeks, internationally acclaimed glass artists will converge on North Lands Creative Glass in Lybster for a conference and series of master classes entitled The Place and The Work.
The second Craft Scotland Summer Show in Edinburgh saw an increase in both visitor and sales figures and proved to be popular with locals and tourists from all around the globe.
Thanks for all your Tweets, Instagram and Facebook posts about this year’s Summer Show in Edinburgh. Here’s our round-up celebrating the show.
Craft Scotland is one of 38 organisations that contributed and signed off on a briefing paper that was circulated around all Members of the Scottish Parliament. In the paper, the Culture Counts Steering Group urges MSPs to promote and protect the value of culture through a constitutionally-agreed statement of principles.
As part of the Peebles Arts Festival, The Chambers Institution (a complex of buildings encompassing the Tweeddale Museum and Gallery) will host a Meet Your Maker event over two Saturdays in August; offering visitors a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the practice of an established willow artist: Toni Coyle.
Four questions with textile maker Morag Macpherson and mosaic artist Line Mortensen.
Meet our Summer Show makers: Edinburgh-based jeweller Tracy Wilson, and Ursula Hunter, a textile artist from Glasgow.
Find out more about our Summer Show makers. Today we have four questions for jeweller Aubin Stewart.
We introduce you to two of our Summer Show makers; metalsmith Bryony Knox and jeweller Nicola Morrison.
Four questions with textile artist Frances Teckkam and ceramicist Julia Smith.
Craft Scotland presents Bloomin' Rubbish - a free drop-in event for children at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. It will take place on Saturday 16 August 2014 from 11.30am to 3.30pm.
We continue our Summer Show blog series with four questions to two of our participating makers: James Donald of PickOne textiles, based in Edinburgh, and Jane Harrison, a jeweller from Glasgow.