Originally posted on Make::
Our Glasgow-based design collective Make Works has just returned from a three-month road trip around Scotland. Our aim was to find, visit, and film as many local factories, makers, and workshops as possible, collecting information to give artists and designers, enabling them to get their work made locally.
Our motivation is to increase confidence in the quality of craftsmanship and materials being used. We think that when designers embrace making and the manufacturing processes, the quality of what can be made improves and interesting collaborations occur. Manufacturing locally also improves individual skills, creates employment, and is culturally important.
The project started in 2012, after I spent a summer working with Daniel Michalik furniture design in Brooklyn and being inspired by the maker scene. Returning to Scotland, I was frustrated by the lack of access to spaces to make, local industry, and machinery — I wanted to know where the best…
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