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 ...

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 they explored identity and sustainability she ...

Where do we belong?

Weaver Cally Booker describes how belonging, identity and sustainability sit at the heart of her collaboration with visual artist Andrea Tsang Jackson in Halifax, Nova Scotia who also works in textiles. This blog is part of a series by ...

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 reflect their interest in understanding ...

Postponed: AAS international craft symposium ‘Old Stories: new narratives’

In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have postponed our international craft symposium ‘Old stories, new narratives: sustainability, identity and collaboration’ and are making plans for dates later this year or into ...

Role of Sustainability, Identity & Collaboration in the Future of Making

In July our International craft symposium Old stories, new narratives will bring together makers, designers and the craft community to consider sustainability, identity and collaboration in their broadest terms and what they mean for ...

AAS Launch International Exchanges Project

Applied Arts Scotland announces the launch this week of an international exchange project comprising three international residencies bringing together makers from Mexico, Canada, Thailand and Scotland who will create new collaborative ...

Proposals Invited from Scottish Makers for British Council Residency in Mexico

The British Council, Applied Arts Scotland and Oax-i-fornia are inviting proposals from Scotland and Mexico-based designers to take part in a residency in Oaxaca, a region in Mexico famous for its craft traditions. Crafting Futures ...

Scottish Makers Invited to Note Interest for Canadian Exchange Programme 2019/20

Applied Arts Scotland (AAS) and Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD) are delighted to invite Notes of Interest from Scottish makers who would like to participate in Shift Canada 2019/20, an exchange programme bringing together ...