Experimentation, New Perspectives & The Silk Road

Ceramicist Susan O’Byrne writes about her collaboration with jeweller Mengnan Qu in Halifax, Nova Scotia and their decision to create new work using artifact forms from the Silk Road to […]

5 Ways Collaboration can be Transformative

Collaboration sits at the heart of AAS’s previous and current international exchange project enabling makers to expand the scope of their practice, experience new cultures and get fresh inspiration. The […]

Voices of Makers #5

Creators of handcrafted lighting and product design and AAS Member, Yellow Broom, is made up of Clare Waddle and David Robson. Clare describes slowly learning to ride the lockdown wave […]

Voices of Makers #4

Weaver and AAS Member James Donald describes adapting to a new reality which brought fresh routines, anxiety and gratefulness, and how an idle thought to alleviate boredom led to the […]

Finance support for the craft sector in response to the Covid-19 crisis

In partnership with MAKE | Support we are contributing to a programme of resources, advice sessions, commissions and micro-grants to support the craft sector in Scotland during the Covid-19 crisis. […]

Voices of Makers #3

Jeweller and AAS Member Jo Garner reflects on how she is coping emotionally and the ways her feelings and patterns of life have altered during lockdown and the pandemic. Our […]

Voices of Makers #2

Our Voices of Makers blog is a space to share experiences, information and ideas to support and inspire each other and is part of our Rethinking our Rhythms programme. Please […]

AAS Members Zoom Coffee Mornings

Our coffee mornings are an opportunity for Applied Arts Scotland (AAS) Members to be in good company to discuss, reflect and share thoughts, experiences and more. And very often, with […]

Voices of Makers #1

Carol Sinclair, AAS Chair and ceramicist, introduces our new ‘Voices of Makers’ blog, part of the Rethinking our Rhythms programme, and shares her feelings. Rethinking your rhythms is something we […]