Can you believe its October already?
September has been a busy old month for SilverHub! As well as continuing to teach the wonderful students that we welcomed back in August, we have started to pack up our studios at Abbeymount in preparation for our move to the new venue in Leith. We are really excited to get settled in and welcome our next cohort of students there on the 26th of October.
The opening night of the one year foundation graduate exhibition, Land Marks and our new one year foundation students conducting material research with industrial enamel.
We exhibited the work of the graduating class of our one year foundation course at the Bloc Gallery. Land Marks was a great success and we are really grateful to all those who supported our students either in person or online. In the same weekend, we also launched our latest collaboration, Craft-ED.
At SilverHub, we take pride in collaborating with local and international designers and makers. Through creative collectives, we can ensure contemporary craft is leading the way - enabling individuals and businesses to be creatively and economically sustainable. We are excited to announce the launch of our most recent collaboration: Craft-ED.
Craft-ED is a collective of nine experienced Edinburgh-based designer-makers offering creative workshops and classes to suit all levels.
With the aim of keeping the vital skills of craft alive, the members of Craft-ED provide quality classes from various studios located around Edinburgh. Each of us offer a different discipline -ceramics, jewellery, glass, metal-smithing, millinery, mosaics, printed textiles, stitched textiles and weaving- offering a range of workshops, classes and courses. We set out to give the best creative classes to those who want to try something new or expand their existing skills.
Dates for your Diary
Monday 26th October 2020 Autumn Classes Start | https://www.silverhubstudios.com/classes-and-courses We are really excited about hosting our first block of classes in the new space. All classes for this block are now sold out but if you missed out, we will be making classes for January 2021 live mid November. Keep an eye on our website and social media for the release date.
November 2020 One Year Foundation Course - Class of 2021/22| https://www.silverhubstudios.com/one-year-jewellery-course Applications for our one year foundation course, starting in August 2021, will open in November. This part-time course will enable the further development of your jewellery design practice and through the creation of a completed portfolio of work, you will gain the skills required to apply for Higher Education or to work independently as a contemporary designer. Find out more over on our website. December 2020 Flourish| Website coming soon
Lisa Arnott and Jessica Howarth, as artist-jewellers, have received funding from Creative Scotland's Open Project Fund to undertake a socially engaged research project from December 2020.
Building on their experience of craft/arts-based socially engaged, community development projects and creating access to craft, this project will enable SilverHub to collaborate with the communities of North Edinburgh (Muirhouse) and South Edinburgh (Dumbiedykes) in partnership with North Edinburgh Arts and Womanzone. We will be sure to keep you updated as the project develops!