Being a Maker & Tiny Pots in Lockdown: Voices of Makers #12

Tiny hand thrown pots came to represent the emotional journey of lockdown for ceramicist Fran Marquis while she experimented with new glazes, Instagram, threw for the NHS and rethought her […]

A Hammer, Smiling & Craft: Voices of Makers #11

While questioning the meaning of craft and where she goes from here artist Lar MacGregor finds a strength in making which sustains her creativity. Our Voices of Makers blog is a space […]

Voices of Makers #10

As we head towards the one-year mark Claire Heminsley of Incahoots considers what has changed since her Voices of Makers blog last year, the trickiness of lockdown, and the enormous amount of learning […]

Wings of Sustainability, Identity & Collaboration

Ceramicist Carol Sinclair explains how collaborating with jeweller Rebecca Hannon to make a set of human scale wings with sustainability and identity at the core of their creation led to […]

Creativity doesn’t stop with Age

A new monthly AAS Coffee Morning for older makers is being launched in March led by AAS Advisors textile artist Alison F Bell and jeweller Ann Marie Shillito. In this […]

Makers Experiment with Reality in Response to COVID-19

Makers and craftspeople typically experience making first-hand through the primary senses of sight, touch and sound. Sharing craft-based experiences at a time of physical distancing is challenging, both for craft […]

Resources to Help Makers Thrive & Stay Creative in 2021

Making sustainable livelihoods is core to all AAS activities and to help makers to access advice, information and inspiration we have curated 30 resources from our newsletters this year. In […]

Replicating Nature to Transform E-Waste into New Kinds of Rock

The global issue of the dumping of e-waste inspired jeweller Stefanie Cheong and Thailand based designer Kawisara Anansaringkarn of Coth Studio to experiment with ways to mimic the processes of […]

Sustaining Making as the World Pivots

“I think makers are amazing people” observed AAS Chair and ceramicist Carol Sinclair at the 2020 AAS Annual General Meeting in October as she reflected on a tough year which […]