Craft & Design with Artmag

Meet six of our Members in the Craft & Design section (pages 58 & 59) of Artmag during May 2022.  Find out more about Ceri Biddle (Orkney), Katy Galbraith (Crieff), Syrah Jay (Fife), Kirsty Dalton (Edinburgh), Niela Nell Kalra (Shetland) and Laura Sherriffs (Aberdeen).  Search our Members Directory to discover more makers!

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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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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.


Eight makers describe their experiences of incorporating immersive technology into their individual craft practices.

What did they create? How do the physical and digital realms intersect within craft practices, what does and doesn’t work well?

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.

Latest News

Welcoming Environment for Fresh Insights on Work

Jeweller Stefanie Cheong shares her experience of taking part in an AAS Constructive Feedback Session in 2018 and explains how the process helped her to revise and evolve her work.

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Over 30 Years and Counting….Can you Help us Gather Stories of AAS?

In 2022 Scotland celebrates the Year of Stories and to mark this we want to gather information and reminiscences of Applied Arts Scotland to create a written history to feature on our website.

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Student Prize for Climate Change Inspired Arm Piece

Lauren Malcolm, HND in Applied Arts student at City of Glasgow College, won the Applied Arts Scotland Prize of a year’s free membership at their student exhibition Metamorphosis.

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