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Craft Scotland at Collect 2019


Show details Craft Scotland presents contemporary Scottish craft at Collect 2019; the International Art Fair for Modern Craft and Design. Discover ambitious work from 15 of Scotland’s finest makers working across silversmithing, jewellery, furniture, willow, ceramics, glass and metal.

Angus Ross Anna Gordon Cristina Zani Hamish Dobbie Harry Morgan

James Rigler Lara Scobie Lizzie Farey Lynne MacLachlan Misun Won

Patricia Shone Rhona McCallum Ruth Leslie Shaun Fraser Vicky Higginson

Find us in Gallery 3.3 at Collect 2019 Thursday 28 February – Sunday 3 March 2019 Saatchi Gallery, King’s Road London SW3 4RY Front cover Anna Gordon / Photography by Shannon Tofts


Introduction by Dr. Mhairi Maxwell

Craft Scotland’s showcase at Collect 2019 is characterised by an unfaltering sense of experimentation, at times bravely irreverent and others joyfully playful. This year’s selection celebrates makers pushing their disciplines to the very limits; those who are carving out new territories where different disciplines collide and makers whose techniques create new materialities which deliberately defy definition. With my background in archaeology and through my curatorial practice, I have a forensic fascination with materials. I am endlessly intrigued by the creative choices that makers make and the reactions these choices instill in us as the viewer, wearer or collector. For me, craft has the power to question the very value of materials through the makers’ unique ways of relating with and seeing the world around us. The idea that materials behave in a certain way and that makers should be ‘true’ to this concept as asserted by Henry Moore in 1934, is challenged in this year’s Craft Scotland showcase. Instead materials behave unexpectedly and new possibilities emerge. You can read my full article where I explore this in-depth looking at several talented makers in this year’s presentation. The makers in the Craft Scotland showcase at Collect 2019 are the alchemists of our time; carving, casting and creating new traditions, ideas of value and material possibilities. Read the full article at www.craftscotland.org/journal An archaeologist by training, Dr. Mhairi Maxwell is now Assistant Curator at V&A Dundee. Previously she has held research posts at the National Museum of Scotland and the Glasgow School of Art.


Angus Ross Aberfeldy

Angus Ross is concerned with structure, function and sustainability – creating museum-quality contemporary furniture. Angus sources his sustainable oak from the woodland that he co-owns. Characterised by pure flowing lines, Angus’ pieces combine the ancient art of steambending with contemporary technologies. Angus is a licensee of the Scottish Working Woods label, and his clients include international private collectors, UK museums and public bodies. Angus is a V&A Dundee Design Champion. www.angusross.co.uk angus@angusross.co.uk +44(0) 7941 552 409

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Photography by Sophie Mutevelian


Anna Gordon  Gullane

Anna Gordon is interested in drawing, viewing her pieces as a sketch on the body, often with an element of movement. She studied at Edinburgh College of Art, continuing with a postgraduate in 1994. Receiving early acclaim for her intricate jewellery in gold and silver, Anna has exhibited throughout the UK, Europe and USA. Anna is currently Head of Department in Silversmithing and Jewellery at the Glasgow School of Art. www.annagordon.com anna@annagordon.com +44(0) 7710 449 065

Photography by Shannon Tofts


Cristina Zani  Edinburgh

Italian-born artist Cristina Zani is inspired by Italo Calvino’s novel Invisible Cities and the architecture of Seoul, where she studied during her MFA in Jewellery. While searching for a personal way to elaborate her vision of the urban landscape, she develops forms that are based on subjective observation, but invite the viewer to make new personal associations. Cristina has exhibited throughout UK, Europe and USA. www.cristinazani.com info@cristinazani.com +44(0) 7855 711 059

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Photography by the artist


Hamish Dobbie  Glasgow

Inspired by the landscape of Scotland, Hamish Dobbie creates functional and decorative objects using sterling silver and select hardwoods. He uses a combination of ancient and modern techniques: including hammering, chasing, engraving and 3D printing. In 2013, he graduated in Silversmithing and Jewellery from the Glasgow School of Art. Hamish has a piece in The Pearson Silver Collection and was a finalist for the Perrier JouĂŤt Art Salon Prize 2015. www.hamishtdobbie.co.uk hamishtdobbie@gmail.com +44(0) 7515 877 920

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Photography by Tom Dobbie


Harry Morgan Edinburgh

Harry Morgan’s work highlights the contrasting qualities of glass and concrete, forcing the two into one physically improbable piece. Each glass thread is pulled by hand from a furnace and combined with cast concrete. Graduating from Edinburgh College of Art in 2014, Harry has a piece in the V&A collection and exhibits regularly. He has won awards including The London Glassblowers’ Award for Emerging Talent at the British Glass Biennale in 2015. www.harrymorgan.info harry@harrymorgan.co.uk +44(0) 7528 030 303

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Photography by Shannon Tofts


James Rigler Glasgow

James Rigler studied 3D Craft at the University of Brighton before graduating from the Royal College of Art with a master’s degree in Ceramics and Glass in 2007. His bold ceramic sculptures are inspired by the language of architectural ornament. James’ work is often siteresponsive, and previous work includes a commission by Chatsworth House in 2014 and a piece in the V&A collection. He is represented by Marsden Woo, London, and was selected for the Jerwood Makers Open in 2012. www.jamesriglerstudio.com james.rigler@network.rca.ac.uk +44(0) 7774 004 008

Photography by Tony Hay / Crafts Council


Lara Scobie Edinburgh

Large-scale statement ceramics by Lara Scobie balance composition and form. Lara plays with space and pattern by integrating colour, markmaking and volume. Lara has exhibited internationally including at SOFA Chicago and Ceramic Art London and received multiple awards, including Honourable Mention at the International Ceramics Competition Mino, Japan. Lara completed a postgraduate at Edinburgh College of Art in 1990 and previously lectured for 17 years at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design. www.larascobie-ceramics.com larascobie@gmail.com +44(0) 7722 479 238

Photography by Shannon Tofts

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Lizzie Farey  Castle Douglas

For Lizzie Farey, the rural setting of her studio is her guiding inspiration. She grows much of her own materials, planting, tending and harvesting a range of willow. Influences from Japan continue to inspire her to capture the simplicity, practicality and beauty of nature. Lizzie’s work is represented in private and public collections including National Museums Scotland, with recent exhibitions in Europe and USA, and Browngrotta Arts in Connecticut. www.lizziefarey.co.uk lizziefarey@gmail.com +44(0) 7821 629 234

Photography by Warren Sanders

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Lynne MacLachlan Glasgow

Lynne MacLachlan’s designs play with light, space and colour. After an undergraduate degree in aerospace engineering, Lynne completed a master’s degree at the Royal College of Art in Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Jewellery and Metalwork in 2010. Meticulous handfinishing techniques are paired with an experimental approach to digital tools, bespoke software and 3D printing to create complex forms. Lynne has exhibited in the UK, Europe and USA including the V&A and the National Centre for Craft and Design. www.lynnemaclachlan.co.uk lynne@lynnemaclachlan.co.uk +44(0) 7841 714 710

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Photography by Susan Castillo


Misun Won Edinburgh

Misun Won takes inspiration from Jogakbo, a traditional Korean patchworked wrapping cloth, and its relationship to fractal geometry. Highlighting the complexity of her structures, Misun applies Keumboo, an ancient Korean gilding technique. Misun undertook her undergraduate in Precious Metal Design at the Hanyang University, South Korea and went on to complete a master’s degree at Edinburgh College of Art. Misun exhibits regularly including at The Scottish Gallery and Goldsmith’s Fair. www.misunwonjewellery.com misun1110@hotmail.com +44(0) 7766 145 752

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Photography by the artist


Patricia Shone Skye

Patricia Shone aims to convey the forces of nature that shape her home, the island of Skye. She uses unpredictable firing techniques including; raku, wood and saggar firing. Each unique piece is made by hand forming - texturing, stretching and carving. Patricia graduated in 3D Design from London’s Central School of Art in 1985. She has exhibited throughout the UK and Europe, including at Homo Faber 2018 in Venice and Ceramic Art London. www.patriciashone.co.uk studio@patriciashone.co.uk +44(0) 7756 843 728

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Photography by Shannon Tofts


Rhona McCallum Glasgow

Rhona McCallum creates sculptural statement jewellery inspired by changing landscapes. Hammered lines run through each piece, accentuated by flashes of gold that reference geological fractures and layers in stone. Rhona completed her master’s degree in Jewellery at Edinburgh College of Art and exhibits internationally, recently at Goldsmiths’ Fair and New York’s Museum of Arts and Design. www.rhonamccallum.com rhona@rhonamccallum.com +44(0) 7891 005 541

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Photography by the artist


Ruth Leslie Edinburgh

Ruth Leslie creates playful, sculptural jewellery in silver, gold and titanium. Ruth’s pieces are inspired by the subtle details within fabrics and the structural forms of textile machinery. Each fine wire is wrapped around frames by hand to create tactile, refined forms. Graduating in 2015 from the Glasgow School of Art in Silversmithing & Jewellery, Ruth was part of the Crafts Council’s Hothouse programme and exhibits regularly. www.ruthleslie.co.uk ruth.leslie20@gmail.com +44(0) 7813 591 741

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Photography by Stark Studio


Shaun Fraser Inverness

Growing up in the Highlands, the raw and emotive landscape has always featured heavily in Shaun Fraser’s practice. His sculptural work explores these themes by incorporating natural materials including crushed peat and local soils. He specialised in glass during his undergraduate at Edinburgh College of Art, and later went on to complete a master’s degree at the Royal College of Art in 2017. Recently, Shaun has been experimenting with different materials including new works in bronze. www.shaunfraser.com shaunfraser90@gmail.com +44(0) 7899 708 875

Photography by Ewan Wetherspoon

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Vicky Higginson Edinburgh

Vicky Higginson’s work combines hot glass and cold-working. Forms are handblown and worked into using cutting, carving and engraving techniques to create sculptural objects. She explores the relationships between form, pattern and colour. Vicky studied 3D Design at Manchester Metropolitan University, completing a master’s degree in Glass at the University of Sunderland in 2011. Vicky has exhibited internationally and undertaken residencies at North Lands Creative, Caithness and Cesty Skla, Czech Republic. www.vickyhigginson.com vickyhigginson@yahoo.co.uk +44(0) 7824 358 284

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Photography by Tony Hay | Crafts Council


Craft Scotland Craft Scotland is the national development agency for craft. We put makers at the heart of all we do, championing diverse and high-quality contemporary craft. We help people learn about, appreciate and buy craft, promoting the contribution of craft to Scotland’s cultural, economic and social well-being. Through our exhibitions and events programmes, digital platforms and strategic partnerships, we provide leadership for the sector. We create opportunities for makers to develop their creative and business practice, and to exhibit and sell work in Scotland and beyond. Scotland has a proud history of making and its skilled makers have a well-deserved international reputation. Makers are using traditional and cutting-edge techniques across a wide range of practices including; ceramics, glass, metalwork, textiles, basketry, furniture and jewellery. Their creativity supports Scotland’s economy and its international reputation for innovation and entrepreneurship. Craft Scotland is a registered charity supported by Creative Scotland. Scottish charity no. SC 039491.

www.craftscotland.org hello@craftscotland.org +44 (0) 131 466 3870

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Thank you Special thanks to partners, sponsors and supporters of the Craft Scotland showcase at Collect 2019. Selection panel Bryony Windsor: former Head of Exhibitions, National Centre for Craft & Design Jo Scott: Project Manager, Craft Scotland Mhairi Maxwell: Assistant Curator, V&A Dundee Stand design GRAS Print design Design by Zag


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Craft Scotland at Collect 2019  

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After the fantastic reception to Scottish contemporary craft in February 2018 from collectors, curators and visitors, Craft Scotland is retu...

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