This book celebrates the diverse range of innovative craft work being produced by makers across Scotland. Scotland's traditional crafts are well-known world-wide, and this book aims to broaden awareness and appreciation of how much wider the overall contemporary craft picture in Scotland is. Jewellery, glass, silver, textiles, ceramics and furniture are all represented in the work, showing a very high level of skill, along with innovations in the use of technologies such as electroforming and laser-welding within craft practice. The makers represented have all contributed illuminating details about their practice, and the work is captured in stunning photographs by Shannon Tofts. The book also contains essays by leading international craft writers who provide fascinating insights into Scotland's contemporary crafts and the place they hold in the international craft scene.
Catriona Baird is the freelance curator for this project. Rose Watban is Curator Applied Art and Design, Department of Scotland and Europe, National Museums Scotland.Shannon Tofts works from his Edinburgh studio and travels extensively around Scotland.
Foreword; A Perspective on Scottish Contemporary Crafts; A Rightful Place in the Scheme of Things: A History of Craft Resources in Scotland; Close Ties: Far-Flung ... A View from Australasia; Is Scottish Craft Really Scottish?