I attended this conference on Friday 2nd October at the Glasgow School of Art. It was organised by Craft Scotland which is a body that acts as a platform for the wider craft industry in Scotland from individual makers through to funding bodies and educators.
I’m not quite sure what I expected as this was my first time despite being involved with crafts for many years. However, I was very pleasantly surprised – it was well organised with a good selection of speakers, all makers of one kind or another. What I found interesting was that despite their very different practices they all seemed to have similar ideas about seeing how items could be used differently or using unusual items within their art/craft practice.
In the afternoon there were breakout sessions that ended up being a lot of fun. This is the ‘vehicle’ my group created using various items including a serving tray, a bracelet and a plastic funnel among other things.
It was a long day, but well worth going. I plan to attend again next year.