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  • Success at the Scottish Showcase in Baltimore 2017


    Our Scottish showcase at the American Craft Council’s Baltimore show has been hailed as a success, with sales of over £100,000 made during the three days we exhibited at the show. 

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  • Meet the Birch Tree Gallery


    Jurgita Galbraith has been nurturing the thought of opening an art gallery for some time. It wasn’t until she found a suitable venue – physical premises on Dundas Street – that she made the firm decision for the primary focus of her new gallery to be craft. She tells us what inspired her to set up Birch Tree Gallery, which will open on Friday 10 March in Edinburgh. 

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  • Make Your Own Story: Woven Textile Designer Mariam Syed


    Next up in Make Your Own Story. We chat to Mariam Syed, a woven textile designer based in Glasgow, whose practice is influenced by the visual culture of Pakistan and mathematics. 

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  • Ethical Practice Tips for Jewellery Designers, from the Incorporation of Goldsmiths


    The Incorporation of Goldsmiths has been up to great adventures in the field of ethical jewellery and sustainability. We hear about their recent ethical jewellery symposium and get some key takeaways from the day. Plus, find out about their soon-to-be-launched online resource for informing jewellery designers who want to work towards an ethical practice. Take it away, guys! 

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  • Collect 2017: The Scottish Contingent


    Collect: The International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects from the Crafts Council is back for its thirteenth edition. Returning to the Saatchi Gallery in London’s King’s Road, the fair is open from Thursday 2 to Monday 6 February 2017. We have rustled up a selection of the show’s Scottish contingent. 

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  • A Tribute to Roanne Dods


    Craft Scotland is incredibly sad to hear the news about Roanne Dods who has passed away after a long illness. Roanne was a dynamic, knowledgeable creative force, and her passing is a great loss to the wider cultural world.   

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  • Hothouse 2017 Announced


    35 maker businesses have been selected for the pre-eminent Hothouse 2017 programme run by the Crafts Council and partners. Discover the full line-up of the Scottish cohort... 


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  • The Craft Scotland Programme 2017/18: Dates for your diary!


    We are delighted to announce our programme for April 2017 through until March 2018. Grab your pen and your diary!

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  • Out of the Blue takes on Abbeymount Studios


    Out of the Blue is investing in a new and exciting creative initiative at Out of the Blue Abbeymount Studios in Edinburgh.  

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  • Making Memories / Meet Your Maker


    Over the past few months, The Living Memory Association (TheLMA) has been exploring craft and making through a craft reminiscence programme called Making Memories. To tie into this, we partnered with TheLMA to deliver a series of Meet Your Maker events in the form of drop-in craft workshops at The Little Shop of Memory in Edinburgh’s Ocean Terminal. We caught up with the team from TheLMA to hear about their Meet Your Maker experience, and get the low-down from their makers. 

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  • Craft Scotland Prize Awarded to Andrea Walsh


    Craft Scotland is thrilled to announce that The Craft Scotland Prize 2016 was awarded to Andrea Walsh for her piece Contained Boxes, currently on show in the Visual Arts Scotland Exhibition at the Royal Scottish Academy Building in Edinburgh. 

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  • The Tending of Something - Jasleen Kaur


    Blurring the lines between art and craft, Scottish-Indian artist Jasleen Kaur will have her first solo exhibition The Tending of Something as part of Fife Contemporary Art & Craft (FCA&C) tenth anniversary season.  

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  • Meet Your Maker: A National Celebration of Scottish Craft Making


    Architecturally-inspired ceramics, colourful concrete and contemporary Sanquhar - check out our Meet Your Maker film series with James Rigler at Hospitalfield and Jennifer Gray/Andy Campbell at Cove Park. Part of the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design 2016.

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  • Scotland: Craft & Design Pavilion Film


    Enjoy the Scotland: Craft & Design pavilion all over again with our short film...

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  • Make Your Own Story: Glass Artist Maker Choi Keeryong


    First up in Make Your Own Story, we chat with Choi Keeryong, a glass artist and maker whose artistic practice is influenced by his cross-cultural experience of being a South Korean living in Scotland. 

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  • Handcrafted Christmas: 11 Scottish Boutiques


    Shop local this Christmas and discover unique handcrafted gifts for all the family. Here's our round-up of 11 Scottish boutiques perfect for Small Business Saturday...

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  • Behind the Scenes: Meet Your Maker at Welcome Home


    Mhari McMullan, the mastermind behind the Welcome Home store in Glasgow’s CCA, gives us an overview of their first Meet Your Maker event with Soizig Carey.

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  • 11 Christmas Craft Markets


    With the festive season looming, we thought it time to offer up our selection of Christmas craft events. It might still be a little early for bells and mistletoe – but it’s the perfect time to start gathering unique, handcrafted gifts for your Christmas list. 

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  • Handcrafted Christmas: National Museum of Scotland Gift Collection


    First up in our Handcrafted Christmas blog series is the National Museum of Scotland Gift Collection. To mark the reopening of the new galleries at the National Museum of Scotland, six Scottish makers created brand new ranges inspired by the exhibits. 

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  • Scotland: Craft & Design Pavilion Round-Up


    The Scotland: Craft & Design pavilion at London Design Fair was an exceptional event. Now, you can re-live the experience with our round-up post. 

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