Craft Scotland Summer Show 2016
Held annually since 2013, the Craft Scotland Summer Show is something I’ve attended regularly ever since moving to Edinburgh. Welcoming over 13,000 visitors to their shows over the years, it’s a great creative space. It also gives you the opportunity to both browse and buy the independent artists work. Covering not just Edinburgh local artists, but across Scotland. The 2016 show presents a range of 31 talented makers and artists across the show, with lots to feast your eyes on! I headed down after work one night at the launch of this years 2016 Craft Scotland event to meet the makers.
Meet the Makers
Welcomed into the top floor of White Space on George Street, Edinburgh. Where the show has been held since it’s start at 2013, it was a familiar space I had been to for several shows before. It’s always a great atmosphere and fascinating to be a part of and see what the artists have been up to. After a browse around the show we were shown around the individual artists work and heard about the inspiration behind the pieces. After a chat and introduction to the makers we sat down to two workshops. The first workshop I came into a little late so didn’t join in, but had people making necklaces by weaving together colourful elastic to make something totally unique. We met our second maker and were introduced to the world of mood boards. As a designer this is something I do on a daily basis, so it was interesting to see how other people approached it.
Where to Find the Show
You can find the show on the top floor of White Space on George Street in Edinburgh. Come and admire their ceramics, vibrant textile and wonderful jewellery. You can also buy pieces on display from the artists. The show and shop are open 7 days a week throughout the Fringe Festival. Mon-Wed, Fri-Sat: 11:00-18:00, Thurs: 11:00-19:00, Sun: 12:00-17:00. You can also see what they’ve been up to on twitter with hashtag #EdSummerShow. Will you be checking out this year’s Craft Scotland event?