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Events: Craft Scotland Summer Show 2016

Caitlin Osborne

With another year of the Edinburgh festivals coming to a close, its always nice during the madness to check out Craft Scotland’s Summer Show. Hosted on the upper floor of White Stuff on George Street it’s always a treasure trove of goodies that I love going to visit annually.  If you are a fan of handmade, quality, beautiful and bespoke objects Craft Scotland is bound to have something to tickle your fancy. 

This years show had a fantastic collection of jewellery, textiles, ceramics wearables, stationery and interiors. In comparison to previous years there was more ceramics on display however the quality was higher than ever before. We came across some exciting new designers and also some of the old gems which keep shining. Below we have picked out our top six designers from this years show.

 

Pink tone ceramics by Natalie J Wood. These stunning pieces are produced using new technologies such as laser cutting and 3D printing

Textile designer Niki Fulton featured in Craft Scotland sumer show with her lovely array of textile designs. From scarves ties and pocket squares Niki has produced some intricate pattern work

Showing off her exquisite ceramic skills of all shapes and sizes, Jode Pankhurst range of pieces shun through with her beautiful use of shape and gold plating

Grainne Morton has a eye for interesting and beautiful objects, her favourite pieces become her materials and this was very much prevalent in her collection at the summer show most notably her bespoke brooches

Ceramics specialist Gavin Burnett was one of this years most colourful makers featured in the summer show. His collection of functional ceramics handmade from porcelain are available in multiple colours and sizes  

East End Press is a screen printing and design studio based in  Glasgow. Owner Ellie made sure to showcase her bright and beautifully illustrated pieces from prints, cards, mugs and even poufees 

East End Press is a screen printing and design studio based in  Glasgow. Owner Ellie made sure to showcase her bright and beautifully illustrated pieces from prints, cards, mugs and even poufees