Teapot Trust have a fantastic line up of stallholders for our Christmas Craft Fair. The talented makers, designers and artists include:

Anna Wright –

Auld Connection –

Beautitude –

Beti Brown –

Boyes Botanics –

Carla Edwards –

Charcot Studio –

Charlotte Cadzow –

Cheryl Jones –

Chloe Gardner –

Diana Savova –

Ella Fletcher –

Hoop & Bone –

Ian Henderson –

Miss Gardener –

Krafty Koffeedoff –

Mairi Brown –

Marie Fielding

Philippa Mitchell –

Rebecca Crawford –

Rosie Faragher –

Victoria Rose Ball –

White Rabbit Stationary –

Teapot Trust is delighted to announce that our poster ‘Transforming the Treatment Matrix: using art therapy to help children manage and cope with their illness’ has been chosen as a finalist for the VHS Get the Picture Conference poster competition.

The poster is inspired by the children that use our service and our art therapists. It uses fun infographics, photographs and descriptive text to tell delegates about our cross-sectoral approaches to provide early art therapy interventions to chronically ill children and to influence policy change in the provision of treatment in the healthcare system throughout the UK.

It explains our aim to provide sustainable art therapy treatment to as many chronically ill children as possible, as well as what we have learned from family and clinical feedback: children with life-limiting conditions manage and cope with their illness better when they receive art therapy in parallel with medical treatment.

Delegates will be able to see how this works, as they follow ‘Jamie’s Journey’: a section of our poster that uses infographics to present a qualitative case-study of a young boy, who successfully worked with his art therapist to manage his needle-phobia and overcome his anxiety over routine hospital appointments.

Our poster also will give delegates direct insight into how our innovative embedding of BAAT certified art therapists into clinical teams ensures a more joined-up approach to the care and support of chronically ill children.

Delegates also will be introduced to our new research programme:

  • what we are doing to address the lack of evidence-based research on this topic
  • current projects, and
  • how we ultimately plan to use research results to transform ‘the health and care system from a hospital-centered and illness-based system to a person-centred and health-based system’.[1]

We look forward to seeing you all at the VHS Conference and invite you all to stop by and have a chat with our Art Therapy Project Coordinator, Kirsty Edwards. We would love to get your feedback on our services, as well as our cross-sectoral approaches to research and efforts to encourage the uptake of Teapot Trust’s research. After all, it’s all about doing everything we can to change the conversation as well as policy!


[1] All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing Inquiry. 2017. Creative Health: The Arts for Health and Wellbeing (The Short Report) 4. All Party Parliamentary Group: UK.

We are excited to announce that on Saturday 8th December 2018, Teapot Trust are hosting a Christmas Craft Fair at the Columcille Centre in Morningside. We are opening up applications for artists, designers and makers who would like to sell their products at one of our stands.

For more information, including participation fee, email Kirsty on Please send a link to your website or portfolio and some information about yourself by Wednesday 13th June 2018 at the latest.

If you wouldn’t like a stand, but would like to attend, we would love to see you there on the day!

Meet our new mascot, Philip McCuppa!

If you fancy taking on a challenge whilst supporting a great cause this year, why not sign up for The Kiltwalk? We have started recruiting ‘Team Teapot’ and would love for you to join us.

You can choose from 4 different cities (Glasgow, Aberdeen, Dundee and Edinburgh), as well as the distance you walk, making it accessible to all levels. Thanks to The Hunter Foundation, charities will also receive 140% of all fundraising!

Teapot Trust would like to offer free places to support us on The Kiltwalk if you contact us to receive your free registration code by the 25th of April. If you contact us after this date, but before the 12th of May, we will pay 50% of your registration fee. What better reason to sign up today!

To get in touch and for more information email us on



Has anyone started Christmas shopping yet?? 🎄

If you have, or if you are just about to start, make sure you check out the Scottish Handmade Showcase’s Autumn Event (Online Craft Fair). This is an amazing platform for Scottish sellers to showcase their goods and it means you can do your Christmas shopping from the comfort of your couch!

They have very kindly agreed to donate all the proceeds from their beautiful photography calendar to the Teapot Trust so make sure you snap one up!