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Making, manufacturing, machines
10 Metal Fabricators in Scotland
From the roar of a foundry to the clanging and shunting of metal; visiting a metal fabricator is a full body experience. Read more
Made Works: Kevin Hunt
Liverpool based artist Kevin Hunt discusses the production of a series of new sculptures working with Aquajet Profiles in Coventry. Read more
Manufacturers working in wool in Scotland
Wool has a rich heritage in Scotland and so here is a list of some of the best places to get your textile designs made. Read more
Letterpress Printers in Scotland
Five places that specialise in printing with letterpress on Make Works. Read more
Artists and designers using rug tufting to make work.
If the whirr of tufting guns and clamouring up meters of scaffolding don't inspire you, these projects will. Read more
What is Plasma Cutting and how can I use it?
The dazzlingly bright torch of a plasma cutter can be found in most metal fabrication shops. We explain what plasma cutting is and what you can do with it. Read more
8 incredible techniques and processes for working in Stone
Always heavy, always long-lasting - stone can be rough, smooth, precise, complex, dry, brittle and is be found in an array of complex natural patterns and colours. Here are 8 stoneworking techniques and where you can find them on Make Works. Read more
6 new Scottish Design projects celebrating our industrial roots
Welcome, World, here are some of our favourite new Scottish design projects focussing on manufacturing and making in 2016. Read more
5 makers for your Made in Scotland Wedding
Here are 5 Scottish makers that Make Works founder, Fi Scott, worked with for her own wedding this summer. Read more
What is Powder Coating and how can I use it?
Powder coating is the process of choice for contemporary designers this year. How does this process work and where can you find powder coaters in Scotland? Read more
Graduates Guide: how to carry on making
With degree show just round the corner, you'll be glad to hear that whether you're looking to start your own business, find an open access workshop or become an apprentice, there are loads of ways to carry on making in Scotland after graduating. Read more
Is wood sustainable and where should you be buying it from?
Make Works explore the sawmills of Scotland and how can you make sure that you are buying wood that is sustainably sourced. Read more