Applied Arts Scotland needs your HELP!

Applied Arts Scotland’s primary objective has always been to enable free communication amongst those involved in craft. With the event of social networking is the necessity for face to face get togethers over? Help Applied Arts ...

Guest Blogger Tina Rose of Rio Magazine

Spreading the Word I was sitting on a train on a Saturday morning writing an article for Rio magazine and a woman sitting next to me suddenly said “I don’t want to appear rude, and I don’t usually do this, but I was reading over your ...

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What is Craft to You? – Victoria and Albert Museum

An interesting question, quite keen to see how people respond What is Craft to You? – Victoria and Albert Museum

Future Goals

This time of year, with its slight lull in between Christmas and Hogmanay, and the cold days of January, many of us designer makers are looking to the year ahead. Goal setting and deciding which shows to apply for. What galleries to ...

Business Blues

Many people, outside the professional craft world, see what we do as a gentle, highly enjoyable and stress-free lifestyle choice. Occasionally this might be true but usually my reality is far from it. How I would love to spend my time ...

Craft and the Internet

Here you are, sitting at a computer, reading about craft on the internet. You can’t feel it’s texture or temperature, walk around it to look at the back or lift it up to feel it’s weight. You cant even smell it. ...

Collect at the Saatchi Gallery

Having been held in the V & A for it’s first 5 years Collect moved to the Saatchi Gallery in London this year and an exciting and interesting event it was. Collect was set up by the Crafts Council to promote and sell contemporary ...

Hard times are times to get creative

No matter what the specialism, we artists are suffering along with all small businesses right now, in these economically challenging times. It’s not all doom and gloom though. We might be worried about banks, slow markets or cash flow ...