2016 marks the second year The Biscuit Factory has collaborated with Edinburgh-based Craft Scotland. Working tirelessly to champion the wealth of creative talents that reside north of the border, Craft Scotland shares many of The Biscuit Factory’s goals - to offer opportunities for makers to exhibit, sell and promote their work, and for the public to see, purchase and learn about the work being made.
Earlier in the year our jewellery and textiles curator, Lauren Baker, was delighted to sit on the review panel for the Craft Scotland Summer Show, held every August during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. After hours of deliberation the submissions were whittled down to 31 makers to exhibit in the Edinburgh showcase. Six of these makers were then selected by Lauren for exhibition in The Biscuit Factory as part of our autumn and winter programming.
YELLOW BROOM'S STUNNINGLY CRAFTED LIGHTING IS VERY DIFFERENT FOR THE GALLERY, AND I'M EXCITED BY THE UNUSUAL RANGE BY CHRIS VIVIANI FEATURING BEAUTIFUL ROLLING PINS! MAIRITA JONIKANE'S WASHABLE PAPER BASKETS ARE A COMPLETE REVELATION! THE JEWELLERY OF CHRISTINA ZANI AND CECILIA STAMPBOTH USE MATERIALS THAT CHALLENGE OUR IDEALS OF HOW TO MAKE SOMETHING PRECIOUS, I KNOW THEY'LL BE VERY POPULAR WITH STAFF AND VISITORS. IT'S ALWAYS INTERESTING TO SEE THE WAY NEW RANGES INTEGRATE WITH THE TRADITIONAL GALLERY OFFERING, AS WELL AS BEING REALLY IMPORTANT THAT WE OFFER THIS AMAZING PLATFORM TO EMERGING MAKERS.