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Being a Maker & Tiny Pots in Lockdown: Voices of Makers #12

Tiny hand thrown pots came to represent the emotional journey of lockdown for ceramicist Fran Marquis while she experimented with new glazes, Instagram, threw for the NHS and rethought her […]

A Hammer, Smiling & Craft: Voices of Makers #11

While questioning the meaning of craft and where she goes from here artist Lar MacGregor finds a strength in making which sustains her creativity. Our Voices of Makers blog is a space […]

Voices of Makers #10

As we head towards the one-year mark Claire Heminsley of Incahoots considers what has changed since her Voices of Makers blog last year, the trickiness of lockdown, and the enormous amount of learning […]

Wings of Sustainability, Identity & Collaboration

Ceramicist Carol Sinclair explains how collaborating with jeweller Rebecca Hannon to make a set of human scale wings with sustainability and identity at the core of their creation led to […]

Creativity doesn’t stop with Age

A new monthly AAS Coffee Morning for older makers is being launched in March led by AAS Advisors textile artist Alison F Bell and jeweller Ann Marie Shillito. In this […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]