MAKE Learn is a partnership between MAKE and Craft Scotland designed to strengthen Scotland’s craft sector through a review of the provision and development of craft education within Scotland’s primary and secondary schools and beyond.

Through this work, MAKE Learn proposes the long-term value of teaching craft and making skills from early years through to further education and advocates for the inclusion of craft within Scotland’s education curriculum.

MAKE Learn was developed and delivered during 2020 and 2021.

Pilot Schools Project

A Pilot Schools Project, led by MAKE with maker Soizig Carey, explores the value of craft education within and beyond the school setting. Working with makers Deirdre Nelson, Stefanie Ying Lin Cheong and Eve Eunson, three craft activities explore traditional craft practice in Scotland; materials and their connection to place and the natural world; and the circular economy.

Each activity encourages meaningful engagement with materials, unlocking cross-disciplinary learning through craft making and experimentation. The activities were delivered from April – June 2021, to over 400 children (aged 9-11 years), in primary 5 – 7 classes, across six primary schools in Glasgow City and Argyll and Bute council regions.

View Pilot Schools Project

Research Report

A Research Paper, led by Craft Scotland with researcher Rosemary James-Beith, maps out best practice for craft education. Drawing upon existing research, a survey of both teachers and makers and a set of key case studies, the report and findings are summarised into recommendations to tackle inequality in craft education; change perceptions of craft; identify career paths; and facilitate new experiences and opportunities for all of Scotland’s young people.

Explore Report


Would you like to find out more about MAKE Learn? Please contact us at if you’d like to find out more.

Sign up to the MAKE Manifesto and join the mailing list here.

MAKE | Learn is a partnership between Panel (the founders and current custodians of MAKE) and Craft Scotland, and is funded by Creative Scotland as part of their targeted funding to strengthen the craft sector in Scotland.