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 […]

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 […]

Meet Make Collaborate Exhibition Dates

Meet Make Collaborate is a touring exhibition of new works created by makers participating in the AAS international exchanges project and information on dates and venues will be published when […]

AAS Awarded Funding for Innovative Digital Project

Applied Arts Scotland has been awarded Creative Informatics Connected Innovators funding for phase one of our DISTANCE Project, a project identifying, researching and testing user friendly and free or low-cost […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Dual Meaning of Sustainability

Textile maker Fiona Hall of Camban Studio participated in a residency in Scotland with Soledad Ruiz and Dalila Rubicela from Oaxaca, the most culturally diverse state of Mexico, and as […]