Last week I attended Scotland’s first official craft collaboration at the very picturesque Falkland Estate involving 20 artists, a forgery, wood working tools, willow, an etching press, a resource of found objects and all the materials necessary to make ‘stuff’.
I took a little etching press to demonstrate dry points throughout the collaboration. Most people worked up one, even two dry points which I then printed into two books in a concertina format. The covers were made with wood, one was burnt using a ceramic cast and finished with metal forged to fit. The other was adorned with a piece of hand woven threads.
Meanwhile I also had a go at basket making. I’ve always been drawn to vessels and baskets weaved out of willow, so I thought this was my chance to have a go. I took a random metal disk out of the resource area which formed the base of my willow vessel. It’s not professionally finished but I am proud of it none the less.
I’d like to thank all of those involved and to Angus for the invite to collaborate.