Craft Scotland is the national development agency supporting makers and promoting craft.
We put makers at the heart of all we do, championing diverse and high-quality contemporary craft. We help people learn about, appreciate and buy craft, promoting the contribution of craft to Scotland’s cultural, economic and social well-being.
Through our exhibitions and events programmes, digital platforms and strategic partnerships, we provide leadership for the sector. We create opportunities for makers to develop their creative and business practice, and to exhibit and sell work in Scotland and beyond.
We are members of Culture Counts, World Crafts Council Europe, Green Arts Initiative, Culture Republic and Arts & Business Scotland.
We are a registered charity supported by Creative Scotland.
Disciplines: Basketry & Willow Weaving, Bookbinding, Ceramics, Furniture, Making (furniture and lighting), Glass Working, Jewellery, Leather Working, Metal Working (blacksmithing and large-scale work), Millinery, Mosaics, Paper Making (paperworks and wallpaper, this does not include stationery), Silversmithing & Goldsmithing, Stone Working (carving, lettering, sculpture, plasterwork and dry stone walling), Textiles (weaving, knitting, crochet, printed, embroidery, tapestry, felting, quilting, tufting and lace), Wood Working. Craft Scotland also supports the work of makers who incorporate non-craft disciplines into their craft practice: for instance photographic transfers on handmade ceramics, or painting onto blown glass.
Closest hub: West Loch Lomond and Clyde Sea Hub