Running until Sunday 15 November, our celebration of Scottish contemporary craft continues.
Discover Scotland’s talented makers, collectives and vibrant craft destinations during Craft Week Scotland, a new experience from Craft Scotland taking place in-person and online.
With over 30 Craft Week Scotland Associated Events hosted by makers, collectives and craft destinations, there's lots to see and do.
Why not visit the picturesque Holy Loch in Argyll & Bute, with not one but two socially distanced pottery open studios. Visit Sea Drift Pottery Studio (14 Nov) and just a short drive round the sea loch is Holy Loch Pottery (15 Nov).
Double Door Studios has turned into a Festive Boutique, full of beautiful items made by talented independent designer makers and artists (12 Nov - 13 Dec, Dundee).
The inaugural Albion Expo Open Studio 2020 has launched, highlighting the creative ingenuity of Unit 5's furniture makers. Book to view (until 14 Nov, Edinburgh and online).
Explore furniture and sculptures made from local hardwoods at Duke Christie's studio/workshop (until Sun 15 Nov, Forres).
Join Quality Craft Vision for a one-off craft shopping experience unlike any other (15 Nov, online).
Celebrate Scottish contemporary craft with Stròm on the run up to Christmas with their collection of beautifully made objects from a variety of exciting designers all under one roof (until Sun 15 Nov, Kyle of Lochalsh).
You can also browse by appointment Clare Dawdry's annual ceramic studio sale (Until 29 Nov, Kirkpatrick Durham) or visit Gallery Q's vibrant mixed exhibition of glass and ceramics, alongside other media (until 15 Nov, Dundee).
Interested in making ceramics? You can arrange a day, evening or weekend session of Socially Distanced Ceramics with ceramicist Kevin Andrew Morris (until 31 Dec, Aberdeen).
Craft & Cultural Conversations
Join Craft Scotland for a series of Craft & Cultural Conversations across Craft Week Scotland. Placing craft in a cultural context, these free online talks will explore current social themes with a wide range of speakers.
Supporting Scottish Contemporary Craft
3pm, Thurs 12 Nov 2020
Highlighting the Scottish craft ecosystem, Craft Scotland's Director, Irene Kernan, is joined by Judith Harris (TOAST), Christine Rew (Art Gallery & Museums Manager, Aberdeen Museums & Galleries), Susanna Beaumont (Design Exhibition Scotland / DES), Miranda Harvey (Cordis Prize), and Euan McCall and Chloe Mullen (Jorum Craft Award) to illustrate some of the inspiring programmes and awards available to support Scotland-based makers.
Craft & the Circular Economy
11am, Fri 13 Nov 2020
This panel talk, featuring key figures in the world of sustainable and ethical making will focus on the circular economy and the ways craft and makers can incorporate circular values and approaches in their work.
Chaired by Mary Michel, Founder of Ostrero, and with speakers Emily MacDonald (The Incorporations of Goldsmith) Kate V Robertson (Circular Arts Network), and Mella Shaw (ceramicist and the curator for Fife Contemporary's new exhibition REsolve: a Creative Approach to the Circular Economy), the conversation will consider how craft can have a positive and innovative voice in the climate debate.
Crafting the Museum
3pm, Sat 14 Nov 2020
This is an interesting and exciting period for museums and galleries with the recent re-opening of the Aberdeen Art Gallery and new Directors appointed at V&A Dundee and National Museums Scotland. These changes are happening within the context of the positives and challenges faced by the creative sector due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) and societal movements.
An in conversation hosted by Craft Scotland's Catherine Holden, Chair of the Board, with Leonie Bell (Director, V&A Dundee), Chris Breward (Director, National Museums Scotland) and Christine Rew (Art Gallery & Museums Manager, Aberdeen Museums & Galleries). The panel will be discussing how they see their programmes developing in future years and what the future of the craft sector looks like.
BOOK: Free, ticketed (via Zoom)
About Craft Week Scotland
As this unprecedented year comes to a close, Craft Scotland would like to take this opportunity to celebrate Scottish contemporary craft in the run up to Christmas.
One of Craft Scotland's key aims as the national development agency for craft is to promote high quality contemporary craft practice locally, nationally and internationally. We want to encourage Scotland to shop handmade and local during this festive period, and we are keen to showcase this country's talented craft community.
You can delve into the full programme of Craft Week Scotland events on our popular What's On section.
Explore Scotland's vibrant craft community with our Craft Directory, where you can learn more about craft destinations and delve into makers practices and visual portfolios.
We've had a fantastic press reception to Craft Week Scotland with features in The Herald (read the full interview with makers including Patricia Shone), Artmag, The Herald Online, and Borders Telegraph (read the full interview with textile designer Flora Collingwood-Norris).
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