"Meet Your Maker" 2015 at GSA Degree Show

Print a limited edition book bag with recent textile graduates, Rayha, in The Glasgow School of Art Shop.

Visitors to the annual undergraduate degree show will be able to get their hands dirty screen printing a limited edition tote bag, it was announced today 21 May 2015.

The event, which is presented by the GSA in partnership with Craft Scotland, offers the chance to meet recent graduates and makers of best-selling contemporary craft products. It will run from 10am – 4.30pm on Saturday 13th June at The Glasgow School of Art Shop.

GSA graduates Hazel Dunn and Alexandra Bland of textiles company Rayha will be demonstrating their practice with a mini, interactive screen-printing workshop in GSA's new shop and adjacent visitor centre space.

Visitors can pop in to try their hand at screen printing and create their own GSA book bag with Rayha’s beautiful surface patterns and shapes.

“Everyone loves a good tote bag,” says Jen Stewart of GSA Enterprises. “The Glasgow School of Art Shop is the perfect destination to uncover new talent and pick up covetable contemporary designs. Also as every purchase supports the School.”

Visitors can bring their own or purchase a GSA tote bag for £3.50 to print with Rayha's limited edition designs.

The Glasgow School of Art Shop, Open 7 days, 10am – 4.30pm.

164 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, G3 6RF | 0141 353 4526 | www.gsashop.co.uk


Further information

Jen Stewart

0141 566 1473


Notes to Editors:

  • Glasgow School of Art Degree Show runs across the Garnethill campus and in the Tontine Building from Sat 13 – Sat 20 June. Entry free. Further information http://www.gsa.ac.uk/life/gsa-events/events/d/degree-show-2015/

  • The Glasgow School of Art Shop stocks contemporary design products from students, staff and celebrated alumni, as well as commissioning award winning ranges inspired by the heritage of the School and it’s master architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Every purchase supports the School and GSA's next generation of budding designers, artists and architects.

  • Rayha is a collaborative project by two Textile Design Graduates from The Glasgow School of Art Alexandra Bland & Hazel Dunn. Their practice centres on screen-printed textiles that are then embellished with bespoke embroidery and pom-poms before being turned into home ware and accessories, creating something extra special, by not only producing visually interesting, but tangible and textured products.

  • This event is part of Craft Scotland’s nationwide programme of Meet Your Maker events, running throughout 2015, designed to bring makers and the public closer together to see how a range of wonderful crafted products are made. For more events and information visit: www.craftscotland.org/meetyourmaker