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Craft & Design Month at Inchmore Gallery 2014
May 1, 2014 - May 31, 2014
Inchmore Gallery in connection with Craft&Design Magazine’s “Craft and Design Month May 2014”
An exhibition of contemporary works, hand made by talented artists, craftworkers and designers who are predominantly Scottish.
Artwork includes fine art, basketry, ceramics, glass, jewellery, stone and wood sculpture, photography and textiles.
PROUD TO BE PART OF CRAFT AND DESIGN MONTH
Inchmore Gallery is supporting Craft and Design Month May 2014 – a brand new initiative designed to raise awareness of the enormous amount of creative talent we have in this country.
Our “Craft Month at Inchmore Gallery” Exhibition opens on Tuesday 1st May and runs until Saturday 31st May. This event is free of charge and is open to all. You can find us at Inchmore, Inverness, IV5 7PX. 6miles west of Inverness on the old A862 Beauly Road.
Jane Owen Inglis, gallery owner, says: “At Inchmore Gallery we are supporting Craft and Design Month as we recognise the importance of being able to choose handmade or individually designed and created products. They are a desirable alternative to cheap imports where everything looks and feels the same. However, whilst imported goods can be found at almost every supermarket and department store, it is hard to find individual designer makers. For many, a high street store or exhibition is just not viable. Inchmore Gallery is pleased to be able to provide an opportunity for designer makers to shine in the spotlight that is Craft and Design Month 2014”.
Craft and Design Month is a ‘not for profit’ initiative launched by craft&design magazine. The magazine’s editor, Angie Boyer, explains: “There are many thousands of craftsmen and women who manufacture and sell their products in the UK and to the overseas markets who are completely overlooked by newspapers reporting on the demise of domestic manufacturing.
“In fact, the Crafts Council has reported that there are around 35,000 contemporary craftsmen and women with a collective turnover of around £1billion. Crafts is incredibly important to the economy but also to our wellbeing and way of life. If we don’t use the talents of people on our doorstep, they will disappear forever. We hope that by shining the spotlight on the skills of craftsmen and women throughout the country, the general public will think twice about who to go to when they need something for the home. If we succeed in that, Craft and Design Month will have served its purpose.”
For further information on Craft and Design Month May 2013, including details of other events in your area, please visit:www.craftanddesignmonth.net.
We’re supporting Craft and Design Month. Are you?