There's nothing that can quite compare with a good browse in a gallery, a small independent boutique or buying directly from the maker during an open studio or selling event. But if you are looking to do some shopping online, we have put together this handy guide. The following online shops offer a range of craft made in Scotland, often amongst work by makers from the UK and beyond. They cover multiple disciplines and cater to a variety of budgets. Happy Shopping!
Treat is a brand Fife Contemporary Art & Craft have been developing for several years, aimed at promoting high-quality craft to a wider public. The online treat store provides a specially curated selection of Scottish craft, changing twice-yearly.
The Glasgow School of Art Shop
Contemporary designs by students, staff and alumni of The Glasgow School of Art - and every purchase supports the School.
Lovedazzle is run by the organisers of the regular Dazzle exhibitions in London and Edinburgh. It was brought to life to offer the regular Dazzle subscribers and lovers of contemporary jewellery from across the globe an exciting service whereby they can buy online 24 hours a day, every day of the year. The site represents some of the best contemporary jewellery designers, many of them based in Scotland.
Papa Stour brings together a showcase of Scotland’s brightest creative talent, featuring a carefully curated range of contemporary craft and design.
Madefromscotland.com is a website that brings together Scottish-based designers and producers as well as finding and exposing new and emerging talent. Visitors to the site have the opportunity to discover makers they were not previously aware of.
Madebyhandonline.com is dedicated to promoting high-quality British contemporary craft. Run by a small team based in Devon, the site brings together a whole community of selected makers with the aim of selling to the public - online. Carla Edwards, Caroline Finlay, Hannah McAndrew, Lynsey Walters and Sally-Ann Provan are amongst the makers selling through the site.
Supermarket Sarah is a web store which sells a range of vintage and new designer pieces. The items are displayed on real walls and users simply click and buy. The "walls" started in Sarah’s living room but have now spread to galleries, shop fronts, bars, receptions and Selfridges London. Previous walls have featured work by Laura Spring and Hilary Grant.
The New Craftsmen
The New Craftsmen works with a selection of Britain’s finest craft makers to showcase the materials, skills and craft products of the British Isles. Founded in 2012 in Mayfair, London, The New Craftsmen currently represents a network of over 75 makers working in textiles, silverware, furniture, ceramics, jewellery, glassware and beyond. They showcase and sell a carefully selected range of products, limited editions and exclusive collaborations via their Mayfair shop and online. Scottish-based makers currently selling through The New Craftsmen include Andrea Walsh, Ebba Goring, ESK, Hannah McAndrew, Mati Ventrillon and Scarlett Cohen French.
FAO Shop is an online lifestyle boutique, selling a handpicked selection of luxury fashion accessories, art and objects from independent and emerging designers from around the globe. You can currently buy work by Jane Gowans, Karen Mabon and Laura Spring.
Set up by husband and wife team Fiona McInroy and Chris Vane in 2007, Damson is the result of Fiona's life-long interest and passion for jewellery and Chris's career in design. Working with a carefully selected group of UK designers, Damson offers handmade jewellery defined by its craftsmanship, originality and style. Alison Macleod, Ebba Goring, Eileen Gatt, Grainne Morton and Hannah Louise Lamb represent jewellery made in Scotland.
Century General Store
Century General Store is a shop in Marchmont, Edinburgh. Their aim is to sell timeless, functional products that don’t cost the earth. Their online shop has a dedicated 'Made in Scotland' section.
Welcome Home is run by designer Mhari McMullan. The shop is situated in the Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow and provides a showcase and creative retail space for craft, design and illustration. The online shop offers worldwide shipping.
Etsy is a marketplace where people around the world connect, both online and offline, to make, sell and buy unique goods. If you want to buy local, you can use the location option to narrow down your search and find work by makers on your doorstep. Several Scottish makers who sell through Etsy were featured in our partner exhibition Four Corners of Craft, part of London Design Festival 2015.
National Trust for Scotland Online Shop
The National Trust for Scotland, in partnership with Craft Scotland launched a curated collection of contemporary craft earlier this year, designed and produced entirely in Scotland. Nine makers from across the country have contributed a special piece of work or a small collection – drawing inspiration from the castles and country houses to the wildlife and landscapes that are cared for by the National Trust for Scotland. The collection is available online - all profits go towards protecting Scotland's heritage.
Skye and Lochalsh-based ATLAS Arts sell a range of limited edition commissioned artworks through their online shop. All proceeds of works sold are reinvested into ATLAS. Currently available through the shop are Frances Priest's handmade parian vases, commissioned as part of the Patterns of Flora project.
Many makers offer online shopping through their own websites, allowing you to buy directly. And if you can't find what you are looking for, why not get in touch with the maker to commission a piece?
It's our aim to keep this list up-to-date. If you know of or run an online shop that sells quality, contemporary craft made in Scotland - tell us about it here.