Cutting Edge

19th January 2007 at 00:00
A major exhibition of new work by Scotland's best contemporary crafts makers opens at the National Museum of Scotland in Chambers Street, Edinburgh on January 29. Thirty makers, including international names such as Adrian Hope (silver and gold box with gilded interior, below), Peter Chang and Jilli Blackwood, have contributed to The Cutting Edge, which features silver, textiles, jewellery, glass, ceramics, basketry, furniture and metalwork. Among the works on show is a witty piece by silversmith Malcolm Appleby called "Hurricane George" - a shallow silver bowl engraved with a hurricane and George Bush's face at its centre.

The title of the exhibition refers not only to the fact that Scotland is a leader in craft practice but also to the wide range of tools used in craftwork, from the traditional to technologies such as laser welding and fibre optics. The Cutting Edge runs in until April 29, and will tour later in the year to Kilmarnock, Glasgow and Aberdeen.

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number

Comments

The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now