Craft Town Scotland

Define Craft?

The wide range of interpretations of what constitutes ‘craft’ creates a rich environment in which contemporary designer makers constantly expand boundaries. The ‘transformation of materials’ into functional, decorative and conceptual objects, runs as a rich seam through those who ‘make’.


Basketmaking, Ceramics, Furniture and Wood, Glass, Jewellery & Metalwork, Lettering, Musical instruments, Paper, Textiles

‘…Whatever the medium, craft practice demands a unique combination of hand, mind and eye – the technical mastery of material, aesthetic sensibility and design skills. The best involves a fourth element too: passion’

Elizabeth Goring (Dr)
Curator of Modern Jewellery National museums of Scotland, Edinburgh (Quoted on What is Craft?)