0328 August, 2017



Excursion is a group exhibition featuring seven designer/makers who form the Scottish cohort of the Craft Council Hothouse programme

Custom Lane’s debut festival exhibition features 7 designer/makers selected as Scotland’s emerging talent

Excursion features work by emerging contemporary practitioners across the mediums of jewellery, sculptural objects, ceramics, glass and textiles.

The seven designers are based in Scotland, of which three are based within Custom Lane Studios, and form part of the Crafts Council Hothouse 2017 talent programme. Each designer was put forward by Craft Scotland and creates innovative work varying in scale and concept, combining craft knowledge with experimental processes.

Elizabeth Jane Campbell
Photography by Shannon Tofts

Juli Bolaños-Durman
Photography by Shannon Tofts

Karolina Baines
Photography by Shannon Tofts

Ruth Leslie
Bell Jar Earrings
Photography by Shannon Tofts

The exhibitors include; Harry Morgan, Elizabeth Jane Campbell, Mariam Syed, Mella Shaw, Karolina Baines, Ruth Leslie and Juli Bolaños-Durman.

Excursion is supported by GRAS and Groves- Raines Architects and will be Custom Lane’s first festival exhibition, listed as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.


Mella Shaw: Tumbling Form
Excursion, 2017
Photography by Shannon Tofts

Harry Morgan
Photography by Shannon Tofts

Featured works include:

Mella Shaw’s Bonfire, previously exhibited at the British Ceramics Biennial in 2015

Large scale concrete and glass sculpture Enigma by Harry Morgan, winning designer of Emerging Talent Award at the 2015 British Glass Biennale

Ode to Intuición Series featuring 7 conceptual glass objects created from found, blown and cut glass by Jerwood Makers Open 2017 winner Juli Bolaños-Durman.

The exhibition also features a film piece by Rachel McBrinn which documents each designer/maker’s individual process and studio environment.

Support by
GRAS architectsgroves raines architects
Additional Support by