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SOCIALLY ENGAGED CRAFT AND DESIGN PRACTICE

At SilverHub Jewellery School and Studios we have the belief that the act of making has the power to empower, transform and change lives. As an organisation, we aim to provide education, training and creative support to individuals who wish to develop their skills in jewellery design. The fees paid by both the resident artists and the students who attend our classes help to fund our community development and socially engaged projects within the wider community.

Design and Making whilst being a distraction from pain and anxiety can offer respite from mental ill health. The process of making can have a positive impact on health and wellbeing whilst advancing the individual’s personal development and self-esteem.

To date SilverHub Studios has funded, through the core business model, pilot courses, individuals, community development and socially engaged craft and design projects.

  • In 2017 provided 3 making taster workshops with the Young Careers Project

  • Collaborated with Veterans First in 2017 to provide supported training in design enabling the participant to develop their own craft business

  • In partnership with COMAS, SilverHub developed a ten-week project for adults recovering from addictions in 2016

  • In partnership with North Edinburgh Arts, SilverHub developed a course and set up a community workshop which enabled local women recovering from mental ill health to develop their self-confidence and skills within jewellery design. This model was presented at the Artist as Teacher Conference 2016

  • Provided taster workshop for adults recovering from addictions 2016

  • In 2015 partnership with Craigroyston Community High School provided the inspiring lives project which introduced young people to contemporary design, enabling them to develop skills in design and making working with contemporary artists and creating work which celebrated the achievements of their community

 

Through evaluation it was identified that design and making enabled our participants to

  • Develop new friendships

  • Reduce stress and anxiety

  • Raise self-esteem and confidence

  • To see the possibility of new opportunities

  • Develop transferable life skills