Craft & Design in Artmag with AAS

Meet six of our Members in the Craft & Design section (pages 58 & 59) of Artmag during July 2022.  Find out more about Maggie Broadley (ceramics), Andrea Chappell (textiles), Dot Sim (pictured: jewellery), Amanda Simmons (glass), Carol Sinclair (ceramics) and Lucy Woodley (sculptor).  Search our Members Directory to discover more makers! 

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Who We Are

Applied Arts Scotland is a membership organisation run by makers for makers delivering tangible benefits by connecting the community through events, projects and discussions, building skills and encouraging self sufficiency and confidence.

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Thrilled to be part of this community – have a new lease of life and able to be more creative.

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Stories of Happiness Making

Crafting Happiness brought together 20 makers in Scotland and Thailand who shared their experiences of happiness through craft and the benefits of making for health and wellbeing.

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Want to promote your work? Access resources to support your practice? Participate in exclusive fee-paying opportunities? Have access to online discussions & chat with other makers? Find out how to join & the benefits of being an AAS member.

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Meet our Members! Search our online AAS Members directory – perfect for curators, gallery or shop owners, or other makers, to easily find makers in Scotland for exhibitions & workshops.

A virtual world for dancing. The world is based on images of glass and shows two human forms dancing in the centre


Visit the AAS digital exhibition space to see examples of work created by makers during DISTANCE2 which explored the potential for combining virtual reality with hands-on craft making practices.

Enter the space and you’ll see the main themes that emerged then jump out to side rooms for more detail from individual makers and collaborative trios. The exhibition is presented using FrameVR.

AAS is committed to identifying and dismantling any barriers that can limit access to and participation with AAS. We’ve committed to action on this in our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Action Plan and Anti-Racism Statement.

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