The Orkney Islands
I was delighted to be invited to the Orkney Islands by the Orkney Crafts Association this year. A wonderful gathering of interesting and interested journalists, buyers and organisations all supporting contemporary craftsmanship.
The Orkney Islands tell a compelling and continuing story of human creativity and innovation. Important within the Scottish design landscape today, as it has been historically, Orkney showcases a wealth of craftsmanship.
Contemporary designers and manufacturers combine traditional materials and techniques with a fresh approach offering pieces full of originality, ingenuity and quality. From masterful Orkney chairs to vibrant textiles, elemental ceramics to distinguished whiskies, Orkney provides a unique opportunity to source and commission work across a variety of disciplines.