Craft Scotland is delighted to be showing the work of 36 Scottish craft makers at their Summer Show in Edinburgh during August 2013.
A wide variety of high quality craft will be on display and available to buy including jewellery, textiles, ceramics and furniture.
The Craft Scotland Summer Show will be open to the public seven days a week from 02 to 26 August 2013.
The show will be presented across the entire second floor of White Stuff on George Street, Edinburgh.
The makers exhibiting include established and acclaimed makers such as milliner Sally-Ann Provan; ceramist Julia Smith, jewellers Grainne Morton and Jane Gowans and designer Judy R Clark. They will be joined by a selection of exciting emerging talent who have recently graduated including furniture makers Joanne Black and Susan Harper and jeweller Jenny Laidlaw. Of the 36 makers taking part, 25 are working with Craft Scotland for the first time.
The full list of makers are detailed below:
•Andrew Adair, ceramics
•Andy Forbes, furniture
•Cally Booker, textiles wearable
•Carla Edwards, jewellery
•Caroline Finlay, jewellery
•Caroline Smith, jewellery
•Christina Hirst, jewellery
•Ebba Goring, jewellery
•Elin Isaksson, glass
•Fiona Daly, textiles home
•Fiona McIntosh, textiles wearable
•Frances Teckkam, textiles wearable
•Francesca Flynn, jewellery
•Graeme Walker, metal
•Grainne Morton, jewellery
•Hannah Louise Lamb, jewellery
•James Donald, textiles wearable
•Jane Gowans, jewellery
•Jenny Laidlaw, jewellery
•Jo Walker, ceramics
•Jo Black, furniture
•Joanne MacFadyen, jewellery
•Judy R Clark, textiles wearable
•Julia Linstead, glass
•Julia Smith, ceramics
•Kathryn Hinton, silversmithing and jewellery
•Kerstin Gren, ceramics
•Kirsty Anderson, textiles home
•Line Mortensen, mosaic
•Lise Bech, basketry
•Louise McManus, jewellery
•Lucy Roscoe, paper
•Nicola Morrison, jewellery
•Sally-Ann Provan, millinery
•Susan Harper, furniture
•Totem Collective, paper
The makers were selected by a selection panel. The selection panel members were:
• Jo Scott: Project Manager, Craft Scotland
•Janine Matheson: Director, Creative Edinburgh
•Diana Sykes: Director, Fife Contemporary Art & Crafts
The Craft Scotland Summer Show will be an opportunity for both local and international visitors to see and buy high quality Scottish contemporary craft. It will also provide makers with a fantastic opportunity to sell their work during the busy Festival period.
Jane Gowans, who will be exhibiting her jewellery at the Summer Show said: “I’m thrilled to have been selected for the Craft Scotland summer show and look forward to exhibiting alongside the wealth of talented makers who work here in Scotland. Following my recent nomination for the Scottish Fashion Awards, showcasing my collection within this environment will emphasise the crucial role that craft plays within my brand.”
Fiona Logue, Business Manager at Craft Scotland said: “We are so excited to be launching this new event and bringing such an array of talent together under one roof. We hope that The Summer Show will be an inspiring and vibrant place to visit and revisit during a very busy month in Edinburgh. The standard of craft makers applying to take part in the show was really high and the makers selected illustrate the breadth of talent we have in Scotland.”
Selection Panel member Diana Sykes, Director, Fife Contemporary Art and Craft said: “The great response to this special opportunity made selection an intense and challenging task. Hopefully Edinburgh’s festival public will enjoy as much as we did encountering the diverse range of high quality work – and as importantly be tempted to take something home!”
About Craft Scotland
Craft Scotland is a Scottish charity, working to unite, inspire and champion Scottish craft.
Craft Scotland is made up of a team of creative thinkers, marketers and champions of Scottish craft, placing Scotland at the front of a global craft revolution.
Craft Scotland’s core funding is provided by Creative Scotland, the national leader for Scotland’s arts, screen and creative industries.
Find out more at www.craftscotland.org
About White Stuff
White Stuff is a fashion and lifestyle brand selling women’s and men’s clothing and accessories in over 85 UK shops and online.
Founded in 1985 the brand puts ‘happiness in every stitch’ of what they do.
Find out more at www.whitestuff.com
Stay up to date with the Craft Scotland Summer Show on twitter at #cssummershow
Connect with the Craft Scotland team for updates @craftscotland