News, blog posts, press releases and updates from the Craft Scotland team.
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.
For 2016, Craft Scotland’s Meet Your Maker project is part of the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design. Working in partnership with Scottish Jewellery Week, we brought craft and innovation - as a Meet Your Maker event - to the inaugural Dundee Design Festival.
Our Summer Show brought with it a whirlwind of craft and events; Private View, Meet Your Maker events, VIP Bloggers Night and more. Re-live all the fun...
Come and celebrate Scottish design with the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design and our Meet Your Maker programme.
What to do with all those leftover craft materials? Here's our handy guide to ten places to responsibly recycle and dispose of your studio waste in Scotland.
Let's take the first step in your sustainable journey as a maker by looking at renewable or locally sources materials…
Craft offers audiences an alternative way of thinking about the world. Our Make It Green series brings you Jo Pudelko's thoughts on how joining the Green Crafts Initiative made her think more critically about her responsibilities as a maker.
Small changes in your practice can add up to big changes for the environment. Check out our six point checklist to see how green your materials are...
Jude Barber’s Wasps exhibition and gift calls on politicians to recapture post-war optimism and put architecture back at the heart of Scottish life.
Being authentically green is good for you, the earth and builds fans. Our Make It Green brings you Andy Stirling Robertson's thoughts on going against the grain and wholeheartedly embracing green making.
Nature benefits, and so does your business. Our Make It Green series outlines all the benefits of embracing sustainablity.
We are thrilled to announce 20 talented Scottish makers have been selected to show at Amercian Craft Council's Baltimore Show, in February 2017.
Silver, Gold and now Green! Our Make It Green series brings you Ruth Hollywood's story of applying green thinking to her jewellery practice.
Thinking about embracing green practices in your craft? Our Make It Green blog series brings you insightful makers' stories, helpful hints and tips, and introduces the Green Crafts Initiative.
Head to the rustic countryside of Dumfries & Galloway for Scotland's premier art and craft open studios event. Visit the studios over 90 talented makers, visual artists and designers from Saturday 28 to Monday 30 May 2016.
We are delighted to announce 22 skilled Scottish makers have been selected to show at London Design Fair, part of the London Design Festival, in September 2016.
Artist group Look Inside will be hosting a Meet Your Maker event during Aberdeen's inaugural Look Again Festival. Four makers from a variety of disciplines will give a rare, behind-the-scenes look at their craft work, teaching visitors about their inspiration, practices and profession.
As part of the 2014/15 Meet Your Maker campaign, Craft Scotland partnered with Historic Scotland in an innovative new community programme that saw contemporary Scottish craft take inspiration from the past to create new work. The results of the project are currently being showcased in an exhibition at Stirling Castle, open until the end of April 2015.
Sunday 22 March will see six accomplished makers demonstrate their work at Cambo Estate in Fife. Each maker will showcase their talents and offer visitors the chance to try their hand at a wide variety of craft, including weaving, silk painting, jewellery, ceramics and feltmaking.
In late 2014 Craft Scotland put out a call for makers to take part in a community engagement project with Historic Scotland, working directly with a youth or community group in Stirling Castle over a period of six weeks. Historic Scotland was looking for a maker who could unlock the potential of traditional or contemporary craft, enabling learners to discover more about their cultural heritage and providing creative inspiration linked to stories, people and events from the past.
Our successful maker, Laura Murray, has put together a blog of her experiences.