A Look Back at Artisans13

Scotland was the guest of honour at “Artisans 13″, an annual event organised by the Conseil Général des Bouches-du-Rhône and the Chambre des Métiers et de l’Artisanat and which took place at the Hôtel du Département in Marseille on 13, 14 & 15 April.

The presence of the Scottish artisans’ delegation had been jointly arranged by the British Consulate in Marseille and the Mediterranean Anglo American Business Network (MAABN), the regional representative of the Franco-British Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Focussing on the theme of “tradition and modernity”, 19 top Scottish artisans showcased their know-how in the fields of design and cooking. The French public was also able to sample Caledonian culture with the Caulbums Ceilid’s mix of traditional music, dancing and singing.

Videos of the Scottish artisans’ work, filmed by Liam Dickson, can be found here.

To view the video of the official opening, featuring British Consul Simon Taylor and the exhibiting artisans :

11ème édition d’Artisans 13 par conseilgeneral13

For even more, see “Scotland at Artisans 13” on Facebook!

If you would like further information on the individual Scottish artisans present at the event -and order some of their outstanding handicrafts or produce- visit their websites below:

. Liam Dickson – photographer and film-maker:  http://liamdickson.com

. Joyce Paton – milliner and women’s clothing designer: www.joycepaton.com

. Alan Moore – Ten30 – women’s fashion designer: www.ten30.co.uk

. Rabbie Denim – hand-made-and-stitched jeans designer:  www.rabbiedenim.com

. Hannah Eccles – jewellery designer: www.hannahecclesdesign.com

. Catherine Aitken – bag designer: www.catherineaitken.com

. Lee Muir – Re-cycled Cycle – recycled bicycle designer: www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.290239021051344.69437.274164102658836&type=3#!/recyclecycles/info

. Kimberley Armstrong & Lindsay Watson – Sugar Glass – contemporary glass designers: www.sugarglass.co.uk

 . Beverly McColgan, hairdresser and make-up artist: www.beverlymccolgan.co.uk

Throughout the three days, all creations were worn or exhibited by model Heather McKay of www.modelteam.co.uk.

. John Quigley – Scottish chef:  www.red-onion.co.uk

. Campbells Prime Meats: www.campbellsmeat.com

The Caulbums Ceilidh, featuring the very talented singer Sylvia Barnes, virtuoso guitarist Sandy Stanage and champion Highland dancer Olivia Black, warmed the hearts of the Marseille audience with their unique blend of singing of the highest quality, the best of Scottish dance music and world championship-standard Highland dancing and piping.

. The Caulbums Ceilidh: iainpipes@yahoo.co.uk

Iain MacDonald: bagpipes – John Gahagan: fiddle / tin whistle –
Fraser MacLellan: accordion – Sandy Stanage: guitar –
Sylvia Barnes: vocals – Olivia Black: dance

The public were also present in numbers at the official Scotland stand where Fraser Gordon, Scottish tourism guide in traditional attire, presented the modern and magnificent country of Scotland.

With special thanks to the students of Lycée Hôtelier de Bonneveine and the Lycée International Georges Duby for their help during the event.

Artisans 13 partner links: