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 response to the Covid-19 pandemic AAS ...

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 nature and create new kinds of rock ...

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 has strengthened the making community and informed an ...

Meet Make Collaborate Exhibition Dates

Meet Make Collaborate, a touring exhibition of new works created by makers participating in the AAS international exchanges project, will open at Inverness Museum and Gallery in January 2021. The exhibition will present new works which ...

Voices of Makers #9

The impact of lockdown on her business Anarkik3D Ltd gave jeweller Ann Marie Shillito time to have fun with its 3D modelling programme and experiment with 3D printing on some often surprising fabrics. Our Voices of ...

Free 6 Month AAS Membership October Offer

Makers accepted for membership of Applied Arts Scotland during October will receive free membership for six months. This offer also applies to existing Members renewing their membership. As a charitable membership organisation AAS ...

AAS Launches New CraftToolkit to Support Makers

A new free online CraftToolkit developed by Applied Arts Scotland as part of the British Council Crafting Futures programme has been launched to support makers to identify, understand and advance the creative and professional ...

AAS Awarded Funding for Innovative Digital Project

Applied Arts Scotland has been awarded Creative Informatics Connected Innovators funding for phase one of our DISTANCE Project, a project identifying, researching and testing user friendly and free or low-cost interactive and immersive ...

Selling Advice – A Resource for Makers by Makers

A sustainable income is crucial for makers and just now it is impossible to predict the impact the Covid-19 pandemic will have on sales. At times of uncertainty people support and help each other and we want to assist makers to build ...