Awards & Opportunities

Prizes, grants & opportunities...


Craft Scotland COMPASS Emerging Maker 2019

 One of the eight designer makers on the first COMPASS Emerging Makers Programme. COMPASS is Craft Scotland’s brand new learning and development programme, created specifically for makers. Meet the eight makers here

Photography by Ellie Morag / Craft Scotland

Shift Canada 2019/20

Applied Arts Scotland

I am utterly delighted to have been chosen as one of four makers from Scotland to participate in "Shift Canada". Next stop, Nova Scotia!

In the words of AAS:

"Shift Canada 2019/20, an exchange programme bringing together Scottish and Canadian makers to create new works which respond to Identity, Sustainability and/or Collaboration.

For 2019/20 we will bring Scottish and Canadian makers together three times; at a residency in Nova Scotia in the autumn of 2019; and the Scottish Highlands in Spring 2020; and for an exhibition and symposium in July 2020. This final meeting will bring together both Shift and other strands of AAS’s international work in Mexico and Thailand to celebrate the new connections and work made through this and the other projects."

Highland Visual Artist & Craft Maker Award Scheme 2019

Awarded a VACMA to attend the Basketmakers' Association York Spring and learn to make rush bags with the wonderful Nadine Anderson from her beautiful hand-cut rush.  

This new skill has been used to create some of the work  "Bags, Bottles & Baskets" exhibition in Inverness Museum. 


Best Basketry 2018: second prize

Dark Tendril Bag”, a bias-plaited corsetry bag, awarded second prize by the Worshipful Company of Basketmakers; £1,000 prize.

Highland Visual Artist & Craft Maker Award Scheme 2018

Awarded a grant to explore using traditional basketry techniques to make basketry pieces from Highlands plants.


Best Basketry 2017: third prize

Highland Hairmoss Basket”, a bag made of hairmoss (Polytrichum commune), awarded third prize by the Worshipful Company of Basketmakers; £500 prize.

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