In the west central lowlands is Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow. Sitting on the River Clyde, Glasgow was once one of the UK’s main hubs of transatlantic trade and a world famous centre for shipbuilding and engineering.
The city is now home to upmarket shopping centres and designer boutiques, theatres, concert halls, museums and art galleries, four universities and a thriving financial district.
Surrounding the city is the Clyde Valley, which stretches from the mouth of the River Clyde at the Firth of Clyde to the Southern Uplands, passing through Renfrewshire and Inverclyde, and Lanarkshire.
Throughout the region there are makers producing traditional and contemporary crafts, as well as museums, workshops and galleries open to visitors.
Read a Craft History of Glasgow
Find craft exhibitions, fairs and events taking place around Glasgow
Jude Barber’s Wasps exhibition and gift calls on politicians to recapture post-war optimism and put architecture back at the heart of Scottish life.
Located on the north side of Glasgow at Grey Wolf Studios, Laura's studio is easily accessible by public transport from Glasgow City Centre and also offers free parking. Here she runs her popular monthly one-day class in screen-printing, but Laura can also offer screen-printing classes at locations to suit the client. Previous workshops have been held in hospitals, day centres, museums, galleries and botanic gardens.
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.
Holmwood House will host a Meet Your Maker event on Sunday 23 November 2014. The event offers an exclusive pre-Christmas shopping event with a difference: a chance to peek behind the scenes at the work of textile artist Gillian Cooper.
The Glasgow School of Art Shop will host a Meet Your Maker event on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 November 2014. The event offers a chance to peek behind the scenes at the work of Glasgow-based print studio Bespoke Atelier, and get involved with their process while creating a GSA book bag to take away.
Tenement House will host a Meet Your Maker event on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 October, offering visitors the chance to experience the Make do and Mend ethos of the building's former resident under the expert guidance of upcycling artist Donna Jamieson.
Summer Show maker Ursula Hunter blogs about an exciting commision for New South Glasgow Hospital.
Three weeks after a fire in the Mackintosh building caused devastation to student's works and destroyed the iconic library, the Glasgow School of Art degree show 2014 opened to the public, on Saturday 14 June.
Teena Gould offers full day, half day or weekend bespoke workshops in mosaics from her studio in Kilbarchan, twelve miles south-west of Glasgow.
Throughout May and June Scottish Art School graduates showcase the cumulative efforts of their four years of study in unique student showcases.