The Vanilla Ink Programme is Scotland’s unique incubator pod, with the aim of developing new talent by providing a supportive and educational environment. Vanilla Ink enables the best new designers to develop and grow their business in a fully equipped workshop. Each 'Inker' is given tailored mentoring and monthly professional development workshops throughout the 9 month programme. It's the perfect starter package to ensure each ‘Inker’ develops confidence and business skills to last a lifetime. Working with key members within the creative and business sector, the programme will give an insight into what it takes to become a goldsmith in today's landscape.

We think there is a difference between making jewellery and being a jeweller. The difference between having a dream and making it real is understanding the market, your place in it, and acknowledging a need for a supportive transition from education to independent success as a maker. We know it’s a big and sometimes scary world out there but only if you’re on your own. That’s why we offer a friendly, collaborative, studio environment, expert one-to-one mentoring from industry professionals, tailored business advice and support, with time to find your feet, manage mistakes and make your mark.

At Vanilla Ink, we are making more than jewellery, we are Making Jewellery Work.





The Vanilla Ink INKubator Programme is now OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS for 2019! Please download our guidelines to apply. Applications close midnight 27th January 2019.
Please note that the introductory day is on the 11th of February with your first professional development session on the 18th of February both days must be attended.