Tina Rose studied visual communication at Edinburgh College of Art before studying media and PR at Napier University, Edinburgh.
She was editor of the national Craft Scotland website for five years and art directed their national exhibitions including Collect: International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects at Victoria & Albert Museum, London 2008 and Saatchi Gallery, London 2009. She curated the support programme for Craft Festival Scotland in 2010 for Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, University of Dundee.
In 2017 she was a special advisor to Cheongju Craft Biennale, South Korea and was a speaker at the symposium 'Understanding Kogei around the World, Globalization and Kogei' in Kanazawa, Japan.
In 2019 she curated the exhibition Renewal in Dundee showcasing works by members of the European Silversmiths Forum, known as the HammerClub, who were holding their first exhibition in the UK.
She is currently developing the programme for launching a new international Craft Biennale Scotland and carrying out research on traditional crafts in Scotland funded by Creative Scotland, Craft Scotland, Museums Galleries Scotland and Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland (TRACS).
Carol Sinclair is an experienced freelance advisor, trainer and project manager, who worked with Cultural Enterprise Office for over ten years, supporting all types of cultural and creative businesses at all stages from inception to development and delivering a range of bespoke projects including Cascade, Starter for 6 and 4CNW Project. She has also delivered projects for Edinburgh College of Art, Glasgow School of Art, NESTA (Ideasmart) and British Council East Asia.
She was a specialist adviser to Scottish Arts Council from 2003 to 2005 and is currently chair of Applied Arts Scotland. She was co-creator of Design-ED, a collective group who initiated joint projects and exhibitions over four years exhibiting in Stockholm, Frankfurt, Glasgow and Edinburgh.
She is also a ceramic artist and trained at Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen.