Many makers working in Scotland today create craft which using a variety of new techniques or materials.
Digital and other modern technologies are not only embraced by some makers, but are a key element in the shaping and creating of a piece.
Makers might work with plastics and other synthetic materials, employ laser or water cutting techniques, or use external suppliers to help them create their work.
At the heart of their work is design and creativity.
Teena Gould offers full day, half day or weekend bespoke workshops in mosaics from her studio in Kilbarchan, twelve miles south-west of Glasgow.
Our featured Year of Natural Scotland maker is Robin Fox, who works in mixed media and often incorporates heather, bark, rocks and driftwood in his pieces.
Craft Scotland have teamed up with the Craftivist Collective to host an exciting new Craftivism Bootcamp at Hospitalfield House in Arbroath.
Award winning illustrator Astrid Jaekel is to create a series of back-lit window installations for Spring Fling and the Wigtown Book Festival using the traditional medium of papercut.
Visitors to the Edinburgh International Science Festival 2013 have the opportunity to discover craft and visual art in new ways.
A group of final year students of Three Dimensional Design at Gray’s School of Art, Robert Gordon University Aberdeen, are using a crowdfunding platform to raise funds for a trip to New Designers, London.
The Crafts Council has launched a new online exhibition to celebrate 40 years of the Crafts Council Collection.
A new Crafts Council exhibition coming to the V&A this autumn provided a unique opportunity for makers.
Mhari McMullan, owner of Welcome Home, blogs for Craft Scotland about the opening of the new exhibition 234D at the CCA, Glasgow.
Craft Scotland and the Collins Gallery are delighted to announce the chair and new keynote speakers for the Unite: makers day on the16th April.