News, blog posts, press releases and updates from the Craft Scotland team.
What a year it has been for Craft Scotland… we are all looking forward to a well-earned break over the festive season, allowing us to relax (a bit!), following everything that has been achieved this year.
On 04 December 2013 Craft Scotland hosted an event at Dovecot Studios in Edinburgh to introduce makers to representatives from the tourism sector.
This month we look back at a successful SOFA Chicago showcase, whilst working away on our plans for 2014.
Read Jo's blog on Craft Scotland's trip to 'the Windy City' earlier in the month.
Our annual conference was held in Dundee in October and provided the opportunity for makers, curators and craft enthusiasts to come together over two very inspiring days. The feedback and comments from delegates were extremely positive and this was also reflected in the responses to our survey.
Craft Scotland has returned from a successful trip to this year’s SOFA Chicago exhibition which took place earlier in the month.
Craft Scotland's briefing on 'How to work with the travel trade' took place in Edinburgh on 13 November 2013 and gave makers an opportunity to explore Craft Tourism as well as network and share ideas.
Read interviews, watch films and find out more about the sixteen makers represented in the 2013 Craft Scotland showcase for the SOFA Chicago exhibition (31 October to 03 November).
Julia's roundup of the Craft Scotland Conference which took place on 05/06 October 2013 at the University of Dundee.
Laura writes her last blog post for Craft Scotland, after four years with the organisation.
As autumn gets underway we are busy preparing for the Craft Scotland Conference which takes place on 05/06 October in Dundee. We also welcome new team members and look ahead at SOFA Chicago.
With just under a week left to book tickets at the special early bird rate for the Craft Scotland conference, now is the time to sign up for this inspiring two day event in Dundee.
On 07 and 08 September, visitors to Touched By Scotland can meet jewellery maker Gabrielle Reith and textile maker Sam Goates as they go behind the scenes of their craft for Meet Your Maker.
On Saturday 07 and Sunday 08 September you can Meet Your Maker at St Andrews Museum, and see behind the scenes with Butter Wynd Pottery and textile maker Julia Complin.
On 07 and 08 September 2013 you can Meet Your Maker at Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, and see behind the scenes with jewellers Naomi McIntosh and Nicola Turnbull.
On Saturday 07 and Sunday 08 September, Gracefield Arts Centre will hold their Meet Your Maker event with Andrew Adair and Hestan Isle Press from 10.00 to 17.00.
Textile maker Sandi Kiehlmann and jeweller Yvonne Gilhooly will both be on hand at Burgh Hall Dunoon to demonstrate their craft and talk to visitors.
It’s been an incredibly busy but rewarding month, as we head towards Meet Your Maker with a successful Summer Show under our belts.
Residents and visitors to the Scottish Borders can see behind the scenes of Scottish craft with our Meet Your Maker weekend, in partnership with Borders Textile Towerhouse.
Meet Your Maker 2013 is a new, national celebration of Scottish craft making.