Networking, public speaking and talking is not most peoples favourite thing. At Vanilla Ink we understand the importance of being able to communicate your business, brand values and your work. That’s why we invite writer and director of Poorboy Theatre, Sandy Thomson to deliver a session on confidence in talking to our INKubator Programme. Meet her and find out what you can expect from her workshop during the nine month business development programme.Read More
How do you set up, grow and sustain your jewellery business? Vanilla Ink can help you navigate your way into setting up and running your jewellery business. Our INKubator Programme is delivered by industry experts who each share their knowledge and skills to give you the confidence to take your practice to the next level.
In our latest blog post we speak to Carol Sinclair, the glue that holds the programme together and a woman you will grow to miss! A ceramist and business advisor for over 15 years, she delivers workshops that are interactive, thought provoking and sometimes uncomfortable, but promises to be challenging and give you the skills for life.Read More
Learning how to develop and grow your jewellery business after some time out can leave you questioning where to start. Our interview with jeweller Ashley Lovie of Behind Bracken reflects on our jewellery business INKubator and how it has played a pivotal role in the progression of her brand.
My goals were to gain a better understanding of how to run a business, to build on some of my skills and to refine and develop my brand.
We know that establishing, running and growing a jewellery business can be tough and sometimes isolating, so we are here to support you. Our INKubator Programme is designed to help you with your business, providing you with the tools and knowledge to confidently grow your practice.
In a new series of blog posts, ‘Get INKspired’ is here to introduce you to our INKubator in an exciting programme of interviews and insights.
First up in the series is an interview with The Smiddy our sister site in Banff, Aberdeenshire where our first ever residential for the programme will take place in January 2020. Find out all about The Smiddy and our team.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
We are thrilled to announce the Inkers of 2018, 7 emerging jewellers and silversmiths join us from across the country for our 9 month Vanilla Ink Professional Development Programme.Read More