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Collect 2019: Craft Scotland to showcase work from 15 makers

Collect, the international art fair for modern craft and design, is one of the most important dates in the craft sector's calendar.

This showcasing event, which takes place annually at the Saatchi Gallery London, brings together galleries, artists and collectors from around the world.

It offers visitors an unrivalled opportunity to see contemporary museum-quality craft from makers represented by 30-plus of the world’s best galleries.

This year, Scottish talent will be proudly displayed, as the Craft Scotland showcase at Collect 2019 will feature covetable artworks in silversmithing & goldsmithing, furniture making, ceramics, glass and metal.

In total, 15 makers will be represented, comprising a mixture of established artists and exciting new craft talent.

Here, find out a little more about the Scottish makers and their practice.

Angus Ross

This master craftsman specialises in "exquisite furniture and functional art". Angus works from his studio in Perthshire using carefully selected trees from his own woodland. His work is created with local, ethical and sustainable wood.

Angus Ross

Find out more at angusross.co.uk.

Anna Gordon

A jeweller, Anna works with gold, silver and precious metals. Her influences are her surroundings, be it "nature or architectural detail, as well as everyday objects found around her home and workshop."

Find out more at annagordon.com (Photo: Shannon Tofts)

Cristina Zani

Cristina is a jeweller who combines natural and painted wood with precious and non-precious metals. Her present work is influenced by the Korean urban landscape and explores the contrast between modern buildings and ancient temples and palaces of South Korea.

Find out more at cristinazani.com.

Hamish Dobbie

Hamish creates award winning functional and decorative objects using sterling silver and select pieces of hardwoods. Inspired by the landscape of Scotland, the rugged feel of the scenery heavily influences the shapes and textures of his work.

Hamish Dobbie

Find out more at hamishtdobbie.co.uk. (Photo: Tom Dobbie)

Harry Morgan

Harry is an emerging artist and designer whose sculptural work has been known for its unusual marrying of materials and experimental approach to traditional process.

Harry Morgan

Find out more at harrymorgan.info. (Photo: Shannon Tofts)

James Rigler

James aims to create objects that have an emphatic, epic presence, cut adrift from their original contexts to take on new meanings. His bold, vibrant ceramic sculptures are inspired by the language of architectural ornament, including its most monumental and grandiose schemes.

James Rigler

Find out more at jamesriglerstudio.com.

Lara Scobie

Edinburgh ceramicist Lara Scobie makes individual slip-cast vessels and bowls in Porcelain and Parian clay. The work is predominantly concerned with the dynamic interplay between form and pattern.

Lara Scobie

Find out more at larascobie-ceramics.com. (Photo: Shannon Tofts).

Lizzie Farey

Lizzie’s intricate basketry and willow weaving structures capture a still moment, a distillation and order. She focuses on recreating the essence of natural form through the medium of willow, larch, ash, hazel and other locally grown woods.

Find out more at lizziefarey.co.uk. (Photo: Warren Sanders)

Lynne MacLachlan

Lynne's designs play with light, space and colour, intending to create visual delight for wearer and viewer. She takes an experimental approach with digital tools, exploring and pushing the capabilities of these, using bespoke software tools and 3D printing to materialise complex forms.

Lynne MacLachlan

Find out more at lynnemaclachlan.co.uk. (Photo: Susan Castillo)

Misun Won

Misun’s jewellery is influenced by her time in Britain and Korea. A major inspiration is Korean patchwork, but this highly traditional form is interpreted through Western fractal geometry.

Find out more at misunwonjewellery.com. (Photo: Artist).

Patricia Shone

Patricia’s pieces are inspired by the geology and erosion of the Highlands and the effect of people on the surface of the land. Each unique ceramic piece is made by hand building, texturing, stretching and carving.

Find out more at patriciashone.co.uk. (Photo: Shannon Tofts)

Rhona McCallum

Inspired by geology, ancient history and our changing landscapes, Rhona McCallum creates statement collections of silver and gold jewellery that combine rugged, natural textures with bold, sculptural forms.

Find out more at rhonamccallum.com. (Photo: Artist)

Ruth Leslie

Mainly working in a variety of metals including silver, gold and titanium, Ruth creates contemporary pieces that are both inspired by the subtle details within fabrics as well as the structural forms within textile machinery.

Ruth Leslie

Find out more at ruthleslie.co.uk. (Photo: Katariina Yli-Malmi)

Shaun Fraser

An innovative glass artist, Shaun’s work comments upon connections with ancestry, heritage and place. Through his work, Shaun nurtures a strong vocal and visual concept with robust links to his notion of identity.

Shaun Fraser]

Find out more at shaunfraser.com. (Photo: Ewen Weatherspoon)

Vicky Higginson

Vicky’s work combines hot glass and cold-working, with glass forms handblown and worked into using cutting, carving and engraving techniques to create vessels and sculptural forms exploring the relationships between form, pattern and colour.

Vicky Higginson

Find out more at vickyhigginson.com. (Photo: Artist)

Craft Scotland at Collect 2019 takes place from Thursday 28 February - Sunday 3 March; Saatchi Gallery, London. To find out more, visit craftscotland.org/about/projects/collect-2019.

Craft Scotland is one of Creative Scotland's Regularly Funded Organisations for 2018-21.

This article was published on 19 Feb 2019