Preparing for New Designers or any Craft and Trade fair can be daunting. I have been in your shoes and no one prepared me. I was once an exhibitor and have now been attending New Designers every year as a visitor since 2009. I have put together some tips completely based on my own views and what I want to see as an observer. Have a read and learn how to prepare for New Designers.Read More
It has been Degree Show season and Scott and I managed to make it to Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow’s Degree Shows. I’ve taken some time to feature just a handful of my favourites. The standard this year was very high and we thoroughly enjoyed them all. If you missed them, take a look and see what I thought. Kate xRead More
We are looking to develop an Advisory/Steering Group who can help guide the business into what is a busy, but bright future - this will be our Vanilla thINK.
We are looking for people who have an interest in the creative industries who would love to help this company flourish and be a part of a really exciting business. Vanilla Ink will benefit from an advisory group to give us the opportunity to ask questions, report back, be held accountable, generate new ideas and learn from others. We are at a pivotal point in our company and could really thrive with the input of others to help steer us in the right direction.Read More
Jeweller in Resident Ashley Lovie attended The Incorporation of Goldsmiths’ symposium, Making Impact. A day exploring the environmental impact making has and what changes are happening across the world to bring you more ethical jewellers. This is Ashley’s take aways from the jam packed day.Read More
From plastic to gold; designs inspired by the soul and the absurd, Schmuck and Munich Jewellery Week had everything to offer for the conceptual jewellery lover. My first encounter with this carnival of creativity was overwhelming to say the least but it is fantastic to give you a basis on what you value in design with over 100 exhibitions on jewellery and silversmithing. Munich Jewellery Week by tutor Laura Knowles.Read More
Vanilla Ink is throwing open it's doors to give you a chance to have a nosey and find out all about the Jewellery School in the West End of Glasgow.
10th & 11th of April
11am - 1pm
2pm - 5pm
6pm - 8:30pm
INKubator Prize Winner, Lois Jane pitched her business plan to a panel of experts and won our £700 worth of visual communication with Stark Studio. Lois takes over our blog and shares her INKer experience.Read More
INKer of 2018, Ashley Lovie has been announced as the first INKer in Residence at our flagship school in Glasgow. We talk to Ashley about her plans going forward on the residency programme, her thoughts on the INKer Programme and show some of her beautiful creations.Read More
Vanilla Ink is opening a second location in Banff, Aberdeenshire. With the help of North Aberdeenshire LEADER and Aberdeenshire Council, The Smiddy: A Centre of Excellence for Silversmithing and Jewellery will be opening soon and we are hiring! We are looking for a workshop co-ordinator and a silversmith technician, read more for how to apply.Read More