Artisans of Edinburgh is a platform collective of city makers, designed to showcase the contemporary artisanal skill of fine crafts folk in Edinburgh.
Our collective goal strives to redefine retail, offering the high street shopper a new, independent shopping experience. With considerably less footfall thanks to the shifting landscape of 2020, now is a crucial time to unite our makers. We unite self-supporting craftspeople dedicated to their individual trade and promote each Edinburgh based space to shop.
Artisans of Edinburgh (AoE) is first and foremost a collective of Edinburgh’s finest makers. Membership is offered to individuals and businesses who meet our current criteria (see section below...)
Throughout the year, Artisans of Edinburgh will host and invite members to participate in a variety of new multimedia campaigns.
All members have the choice to opt-in or opt-out of each proposed campaign, so there's no assumed commitment. We’re here to work for you.
Each campaign has a fixed fee, outlined upfront in a dedicated campaign proposal. This fee covers the work of professional photographic and video content creation, visual design and a digital advertising package.
A small membership fee for the collective will be required annually. The renewal of the membership is not automatic and all artisans are free to choose to continue their membership.
The Artisans of Edinburgh collective is designed
for independent businesses who:
Continue, uphold or specialise an area of artisanal trade
Have a shop in Edinburgh
Craft, design or make on site at Edinburgh location
Meet the team
Artisans of Edinburgh is a freshly baked idea by a trio of creatives who value Edinburgh's independent craftsmanship. We're dedicated to using our collective skillset to share the inspiring work of some of the most talented and unique individuals who trade in Edinburgh today.
We're a small team, devoting our time to build a collective close to our hearts.
If you'd like to find out more, or how you can get involved, we'd love to hear from you.
Katrina Rose Ellis
A professional fashion and lifestyle model, currently in training as an apprentice kiltmaker. Rose has a background in Textile Design, with both a BA(Hons) and Master of Design degree in woven textiles.
An experienced portrait, fashion and commercial photographer as well as a videographer who enjoys every aspect of image creation.
A freelance graphic designer and art director particularly passionate about print design. Collage artist at heart and designer by choice.