An Insight into Works at Collect 2019

Collect 2019: The International Art Fair for Modern Craft and Design took place in London’s Saatchi Gallery last month. As an insight into the works and makers presented at this event we asked AAS board member Stefanie Cheong and AAS advisor Helen Voce to select three works that caught their … Read more


Event: Inspiring Innovative Sustainable Materials

Inspiring Innovative Sustainable Materials
An Applied Arts Scotland event in association with Interface.

28 February 2019, 1-4 pm, Dundee Contemporary Arts, 158 Nethergate, Dundee DD1 4DU

A session to inform and inspire new ways of approaching material use for makers

We are all keen to increase our environmental responsibility … Read more


Inspiring AAS Projects Supporting Makers Shine at AGM

“Is there anything else we could do? What’s missing?” asked AAS chair Carol Sinclair at the recent AAS Annual General Meeting, and after her whirlwind review of current AAS projects and future plans it was not surprising there were no suggestions.

The purpose of AAS is to deliver tangible benefits … Read more


Success in the Making

Everyone has their own thoughts on what is success and as an organisation run ‘by makers for makers’ we decided to carry out research to find out what makers consider as success.

Existing research on makers primarily focuses on entrepreneurship, business outcomes and development needs which has led to success … Read more


Exciting New AAS Project with British Council Supports Makers

Our mission to celebrate and share maker expertise and experience has taken us to all parts of Scotland, and introduced us to a wide range of people, skills and making practices. However, this year has expanded our horizons through an exciting new project which will connect Scottish makers with craft … Read more