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Gifted exhibition


The Gifted Exhibition has now opened at The National Museum of Scotland. Over 30 independent Scottish artists are included in the show this year with a range of handmade gifts in textiles, jewellery, ceramics, glassware, bookbinding and lots more. We went over to see it at the weekend and it looks lovely and Christmassy – all purple and silver with chandeliers. I was mostly excited by the large banner with my name on it though. In my excitement I’ve sadly forgotten to note down the names of the other artists’ work that I particularly liked but I’m sure I’ll be back over for another look soon. It’s been a real honour to be included. There’s a really good range of stuff and prices start from only a couple of pounds so it’s well worth a browse if you’re after a unique artisan Christmas gift for someone special.


The exhibition is in the Crafts Gallery right beside the main entrance of the National Museum of Scotland on Chambers Street. If you know Edinburgh at all, it’s right beside Greyfriars Bobby, just off the Royal Mile. There’s loads of other stuff to see in the museum as well and it’s all free. Gifted runs until the 6th of January.

National Museum of Scotland
Gifted exhibition press release


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