Why Open Matters

What do we mean by 'open' and why does it matte for the internet, for manufacturing and for Make Works? Read more

A guide to 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

Wool Week: Wool what is it good for?

There is a huge variety of wool available, it's vital to understand their intricacies before choosing your fabric 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

The Make Works Extension

We made a plug-in that shows you alternative ways to manufacture IKEA.com products locally. Read more

How to find a manufacturer in Scotland

Sourcing manufacturers is a constant challenge for creatives and small businesses alike. Here are some top tips for your factory finding research. 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 StoneĀ 

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

Glass manufacturers in Scotland

Some of our most memorable factory visits are inside the world of oxides, gases, colour, viscosity and malleable shapes that is glass. Here are eight Scottish glass manufacturers listed on Make Works Scotland. Read more

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