15 April – 3 June
15 April – 3 June
This exhibition highlights some of these craft traditions and heritage, helping to define our own identities and cultures.
closing date for applications Saturday 15th April
We are delighted to be able to offer a limited number of FREE spaces at our inspiring Naked Craft workshops for practicing craft makers.
Tuesday 18th and Wednesday 19th April 2017
This workshop, facilitated by designer/maker Martin Campbell of Glasgow’s Rag and Bone Workshop will give you an introduction to some basic furniture making techniques. Participants will be guided through the making of a contemporary design, based on a milking stool or alternatively a traditional Scottish stool known as a ‘Creepie’, which they will be encouraged to customise … Continue reading Milking it! Stool making with Martin Campbell
Thursday 20th and Friday 21st of April 2017
This workshop will include a guided tour of the Naked Craft exhibition with an explanation about some of the techniques and ideas behind the works on display. Caroline Dear will introduce you to working with plant materials that are all around you such as grass, rushes and moss. You will learn several ancient traditional … Continue reading Binding, Coiling and Rope-making using local plants with Caroline Dear
Thursday 27th and Friday 28th of April 2017,
In this workshop, Jeanette Sendler will teach you to construct a paneled under-bust corset made of Harris Tweed in standard sizes. You will use boning and a fitted lining with a simple but effective system of ties or a zip for fastening. You will explore how Harris Tweed behaves and will construct it in … Continue reading Harris Tweed Corsetry with Jeanette Sendler
Join us for our Fèill Ceáird is Còcairachd: Craft and Cookery Festival – an amazing tour of food and craft from our diverse island communities.
Thursday 4th and Friday 5th of May 2017
This is a research and development based workshop which will be centred around observation and the exploration of mark-making in different materials. In this two day workshop we will be working from the surrounding environment – observing, recording and collecting details from the landscape which we will then use to explore further in the workshop. … Continue reading Mark-making with Beth Legg
Wednesday 17th May 2017
During this course, Kevin Morris will introduce you to the basics of mould making and casting using clay and plaster. Exploring themes and techniques present in his own work, you will use a combination of found, gathered and brought objects to produce simple textured tiles/forms. These forms will go on to be used to cast low-level plaster … Continue reading Ceramic mould-making and casting with Kevin Morris
Thursday 18th May 2017
During this workshop Kevin Morris will introduce you to the basics of printing onto ceramics using a variety of techniques including powder, paper, stencil and mono printing. You will go on to explore using decals and transfers on pre-existing ceramics. Exploring themes and techniques present in his work, participants will use a combination of found and gathered imagery … Continue reading Ceramics and Print with Kevin Morris
Saturday 20th May
Naked Craft Curator Juliette Macdonald, and exhibiting Artists Joanne Kaar, Kevin Morris and Caroline Dear will speak about their work and provide a context for the ideas behind the exhibition.
Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th May 2017
Plaiting, wrapping, coiling, knotting, looping and nalbinding workshop. Joanne B Kaar studied and unlocked the techniques used by Angus MacPhee, the crofter from South Uist known as ‘the weaver of grass’ who was prolific in his weaving of garments during almost 50 years in Craig Dunain psychiatric hospital in Inverness. Joanne constructed full size replicas … Continue reading Leave nothing behind but your footprints : grass weaving workshop with Joanne B Kaar
Thursday 25th and Friday 26th of May 2017
Inspired by Jen Deschenes artwork ‘Sixareens’, in this workshop Jen will show you how to tell stories through imagery. Bring with you a ‘story’, – a family tale, a piece of local folklore or history or perhaps a verse from a poem or book. You will explore how to create an ‘illustration’ to tell your story, … Continue reading Creating a personal Narrative : screen printing and embroidery with Jen Deschenes