Aberdeenshire, in the north east of Scotland, borders Angus and Perth and Kinross to the south, and the Highlands and Moray to the west.
Historically dependent on agriculture, fishing and forestry, in more recent years the area, and the city of Aberdeen in particular, have grown wealthy from the oil and gas industries.
Visitors and tourists enjoy the wildlife, walking, fishing and winter sports provided by the rugged countryside, the whisky distilleries and historic castles throughout the region, and the long sandy beaches and lively fishing ports along the coastline.
Discover craft highlights in Aberdeenshire
Find craft exhibitions, fairs and events taking place in Aberdeenshire
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.
Coinciding with the annual North East Open Studios (NEOS) event, Touched by Scotland will host a Meet Your Maker event on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 September. The event will offer visitors a rare, behind the scenes look at the work of two makers: Susan Connon, a bookbinder, and Carol Meldrum, a textile artist.
Throughout May and June Scottish Art School graduates showcase the cumulative efforts of their four years of study in unique student showcases.
Craft Scotland is pleased to present the ten venues that will be taking part in our Meet Your Maker 2014/15 programme.
On 07 and 08 September, visitors to Touched By Scotland can meet jewellery maker Gabrielle Reith and textile maker Sam Goates as they go behind the scenes of their craft for Meet Your Maker.
Nancy Elizabeth Fuller makes wood-fired ceramics in rural Aberdeenshire using locally sourced wood, and employs processes and techniques she learned in Japan.