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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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  • UK Craft Alliance in Belfast


    Discover what's happening in the Northern Irish craft sector in this post by Craft Scotland's Director, Fiona Logue. The UK Craft Alliance's biannual gathering was in Northern Ireland and the group visited craft enterprises, studios and Belfast School of Art. 

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  • Craft Scotland Board Update


    The Craft Scotland board supports the organisation in its missions and aims, discover our new board members and our new Chair...

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  • Summer Show 2016 Round-Up


    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...

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  • 14 Unmissable Craft Events During the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016


    Need a break from the comedy shows? We've put together a list of fourteen unmissable craft exhibitions and events at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and beyond... 

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  • Scottish Glass Society: Raising A Glass To Makers


    The Scottish Glass Society is raising a glass and celebrating makers and glass lovers for two whole months. Discover more about all their events across Scotland and hear from some makers taking part in their Elemental exhibition. 

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  • Hothouse 7: Applications Now Open


    Applications are now open for Hothouse 7, the Crafts Council’s intensive programme of creative and business development for emerging makers.

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  • Craft Scotland and VAS Celebrate Ceramics


    Craft Scotland and VAS are thrilled to announce a special showcase that celebrates ceramics at the annual VAS exhibition. 

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  • Makers Announced for American Craft Council Baltimore Show 2017


    We are thrilled to announce 20 talented Scottish makers have been selected to show at Amercian Craft Council's Baltimore Show, in February 2017. 

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  • London calling: makers selected for Scottish showcase at London Design Fair


    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. 

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  • XpoNorth - Natasha's Blog


    Read Natasha's blog on her visit to XpoNorth, Scotland's Leading Creative Industries Festival.

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  • Roadshows 2015: Feedback and Future Actions


    At the start of this year Craft Scotland was back on the road delivering a series of roadshows across the country. We have put together a summary of the feedback from the Roadshows, and would like to take this opportunity to let you know how we hope to implement your input into our future plans. 

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  • Go & See Trip: NY Now


    Craft Scotland will take a group of nine selected makers to visit the trade show NY NOW in New York City from 31 January to 4 February 2015. NY NOW, held at the Javits Center twice annually (in January and August) sees 2,800 exhibiting companies showcasing the very best lines across the home, lifestyle and gift spectrum.

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  • Go & See Trip: CRAFT London


    Craft Scotland took a group of selected makers to visit the annual trade show CRAFT in London from 11 to 13 January. CRAFT is one of Clarion Events' spring events, running alongside Home and Top Drawer. Housed in its own specially designed space, CRAFT is home to over 100 contemporary makers, each selected by an advisory panel. 

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  • Team Update December 2014


    We look back over a whirlwind year for Craft Scotland, throughout which we have greatly enjoyed working with all the talented makers involved in our projects, our partners and all those enthusiastic about craft in Scotland.

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  • Tales in the Making at the Scottish Storytelling Centre


    Craft Scotland has commissioned a series of three events called Tales in the Making and teamed up with the Scottish Storytelling Centre to present the events between Christmas and New Year.

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  • Craft Scotland Roadshows 2015


    At the start of next year Craft Scotland will be back on the road to deliver a series of roadshows across Scotland. Makers are invited to join us in five locations at the end of January and early February. 

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  • The Green Crafts Initiative


    During the Craft Scotland Conference on Friday 26 September, Craft Scotland launched The Green Crafts Initiative; a new project run with Creative Carbon Scotland to celebrate and encourage more environmentally sustainable practices in Scotland's craft sector. 

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  • Craft Scotland brings Hothouse scheme to makers in Scotland


    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

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  • Applied Arts Scotland/Craft Scotland training videos


    Earlier in 2014 we partnered with Applied Arts Scotland to deliver two training events provided specifically for the craft sector. Videos of the nine speaker presentations from the events are now available to watch online. 

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