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Naked Craft

Exhibition  /  15 Apr 2017  -  03 Jun 2017
Published: 07.05.2017
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The exhibition comprises work by 22 contemporary, professional makers from Canada and Scotland and covers a broad spectrum of media including ceramic, glass, jewellery, metalwork, textile and wood.
Craft traditions connect Canada and Scotland and share a sense of northern identity. This exhibition highlights some of these craft traditions and heritage, helping to define our own identities and cultures.
It strips back ideas of craft to four themes that bridge past and present, Old and New Scotland, traditional and changing ideas. These in turn focus on discipline, theory, concepts and methods. It is a novel and timely approach to the production and use of craft from a historical and contemporary perspective.

Under the theme of Do It Yourself: DIY, objects are related to the long and rich history of small craft and home improvement projects, and an ethos of self-sufficiency.

In Down and Dirty: Politics and Materials the selected works highlight a personal or communal attachment with place, loss or displacement, or highlight renewed engagement or innovative development.

New Positions, profiles the current generations of makers who embrace new methods of production and terminology such as craftivism, yarn bombing, and sloppy craft.

New Technologies and Economies, contrasts makers who are exploring their tools and materials; challenging processes, interpreting new ways to understand their materials, and constructing new approaches and tools for their own purposes.
 
Claudio Pino. Ring: Princesse Céleste, 2015. 18k gold, 925 sterling silver, opal, ruby, diamonds, moonstone, carnelian, emerald, citrine, amethyst, black onyx, Tahitian pearls. 6.2 x 5 x 2.3 cm. Photo by: Claudio Pino. Kinetic Ring
. Side view. Claudio Pino
Ring: Princesse Céleste, 2015
18k gold, 925 sterling silver, opal, ruby, diamonds, moonstone, carnelian, emerald, citrine, amethyst, black onyx, Tahitian pearls
6.2 x 5 x 2.3 cm
Photo by: Claudio Pino

Kinetic Ring
Side view

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Martin Campbell. Furniture: Weave Sat Together. Wood, textile. BA Hons, 2011 at Edinburgh College of Art. Martin Campbell
Furniture: Weave Sat Together
Wood, textile
BA Hons, 2011 at Edinburgh College of Art
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Jennifer Cantwell. Bag: Copper Sporran. Copper, leather, textile. BA 1992 at Edinburgh College of Art. Jennifer Cantwell
Bag: Copper Sporran
Copper, leather, textile
BA 1992 at Edinburgh College of Art
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Beth Legg. Bracelet: Inverted Trees Triptych. Mixed media. BA Hons 2003 at Edinburgh College of Art. Beth Legg
Bracelet: Inverted Trees Triptych
Mixed media
BA Hons 2003 at Edinburgh College of Art
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