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 ...

Cocooned from the Elements

A stormy residency in Scotland inspired weaver Lynne Hocking-Mennie and natural dyer Prach Niyomkar from North-East Thailand to collaboratively explore the symbol of an umbrella as protection from the elements. This blog is part ...

Voices of Makers #8

When the usual roller coaster of making and exhibiting changed into an emotional roller coaster designer-maker Olive Pearson adapted to explore new ways of working and selling. Our Voices of Makers blog is a space to share ...

Exploring the In-Between Nature of Ideas & Materials

Duality between landscapes and the in-between nature of their ideas connected artist Louise Barrington and jeweller Kiersten Holden-Ada during their residency in Halifax, Nova Scotia last year. This blog is part of a ...

Develop New Skills with QEST Funding: Stories from Scottish Makers

Scottish QEST scholars kiltmaker Emma Wilkinson and silversmith Rod Kelly discuss with AAS the difference funding made to developing their skills and practices. Constantly learning something new is one of the pleasures of making and ...

Cadáver Exquisito Inspired by Dressing Up & Rituals

A shared love of dressing up inspired textile designer Kate Davies and Pilar Obeso Sánchez to explore disguise and performance in traditional rituals in Mexico and Scotland and collaboratively create a strange new performative being. ...

Voices of Makers #7

Understanding that this is a marathon not a sprint and giving herself permission to pause has led Claire Heminsley of Incahoots to change her way of life, learning new things and discovering unexpected delights. Our Voices of ...

Anti-Racism Statement

Applied Arts Scotland SCIO (AAS) is an organisation ‘run by makers for makers’ to nurture the creative heart and soul of making practice. We want and need to ensure equality, diversity and inclusion lies at the heart of ...

Lockdown Residency

Basketmaker Sarah Paramor and weaver Jennifer Green transformed a collaborative residency that began in Halifax, Nova Scotia, last year into an inspiring and productive remote residency and encourage like-minded makers to try one. This ...