Stool by HAME, rug by Mixter Maxter, concrete vessel and clock by Emma McDowall, lamp by Gavin Burnett, ceramic vessel (at foot of stool) by Natalie J Wood. Image credit: Susan Castillo
The Craft Scotland Summer Show is a firm fixture on the craft calendar. Our annual selling exhibition showcases contemporary, design-led craft throughout August, all housed on the second floor of White Stuff, George Street, Edinburgh.
A haven for design-lovers, our concept lifestyle store gives you a shopping experience like no other. A welcome break from the bustle of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, you can shop a carefully curated selection of distinctive homewares, handcrafted textiles, design-led jewellery and considered furniture. Pick up unique gifts: stunning 3D-printed jewellery, slip decorated earthenware, minimal concrete vessels and graphic textiles, all designed and made in Scotland.
You can visit the show between Friday 4 and Sunday 27 August 2017 (opening times vary, see below for details). Our makers and friendly team will be on-hand to offer you guidance and talk you through the process and materials behind the work.
This year's 33 makers work across ceramics, textiles, jewellery, furniture and fashion accessories. Get to know our makers below, and start planning your summer shopping list:
For our fifth year, and the 70th anniversary of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe we are launching an exciting programme of workshops that will run throughout the Summer Show.
This summer, make time to create in one of our maker-led workshops. Create bag charms and appliqué earrings with fashion designer Emily Millichip; craft a bespoke silver ring all of your own with CARVE, or get back to nature and learn to carve a wooden spoon with Object Company.
Relax, unwind and unleash your inner creativity with the careful guidance of our knowledgeable, talented makers in the inspirational surroundings of our Summer Show. We have dedicated a section of our exhibition (on the Second Floor of White Stuff) to this creative space, and you will be provided with refreshments, inspiration and a host of new creative skills.
Our workshops have limited spaces, and you can book your place via the Edinburgh Festival Fringe website, or find out more below.
Another first for the Summer Show 2017: within the show space we will be hosting a coffee pop-up with Williams and Johnson Coffee Co. The micro-roastery will set up a pop-up coffee bar within the show, so you can enjoy a freshly-brewed pick-me-up whilst you browse the contemporary Scottish craft.
Set up in January 2016 Williams and Johnson Coffee Co is the creation of friends and seasoned baristas Zack and Todd. Based in Leith, they specialise in sourcing single-origin speciality coffee grown in a sustainable and ethical way from the finest plantations around the world. Each batch is roasted with precision and care to highlight the inherent quality of the bean, bringing out sweetness, brightness and clarity that is often lost in traditional roasting. The pair will be selling their carefully crafted coffees throughout the Craft Scotland Summer Show 2017.
For the past five years, White Stuff has hosted the Craft Scotland Summer Show in their flagship store. The British fashion and lifestyle brand was founded in 1985 and has long demonstrated a commitment to great design. White Stuff’s in-house design team transform hand-drawn prints and intricate design ideas into vibrant seasonal collections using high quality, ethically sourced materials. Charitable aims sit at the heart of the company with their White Stuff Foundation supporting more than 85 small charities in the UK and they donate at least 1% of their annual profit each year.
Craft Scotland is delighted to collaborate with White Stuff on the Summer Show. We believe that craft is an essential part of our cultural, economic and social life and we regularly work with other like-minded agencies to achieve this goal. Both Craft Scotland and White Stuff are committed to promoting quality design.