How to understand factory jargon

We know that talking to manufacturers can be a bit tricky. Here’s a list of some of the manufacturing terminology that you might hear when having those initial conversations with a local manufacturer. Read more

Dundee Design Festival Residencies

A factory residency programme pairing designers and artists with manufacturers in Scotland. Read more

Factory Tour at Varma, Reykjavik

We speak to knitwear designer Hilary Grant to find out about knitwear manufacturing and design in Iceland. Read more

Made Works: Cathy Wade Star Map

Artist Cathy Wade worked closely with Clifton Steel to produce a new piece of public art for Longbridge. Ruth Claxton talks to her about the production process. Read more

Factory Profile: Clifton Steel

Ruth Claxton interviews Roger Shafi from Birmingham steel stockholders, Clifton Steel about what it is like to work with creative companies. Read more

Day 11: The Make Works Christmas Countdown

Day 11 in the materials countdown is Clay. Read more

Day 10: The Make Works Christmas Countdown

For our tenth day in the materials countdown we take a look at Glass manufacturing in Scotland. Read more

Day 9: The Make Works Christmas Countdown

Day 9 in the materials countdown is Copper. Read more

Day 8: The Make Works Christmas Countdown

Day 8 in the materials countdown and we take a look at Stone. Read more

Day 7: The Make Works Christmas Countdown

Today's focus in the materials countdown is Paper. Read more

Day 6: The Make Works Christmas Countdown

Day 6 in the materials countdown and the focus is on Vitreous enamel. Read more

Day 5: The Make Works Christmas Countdown

Today in the materials countdown the focus is on Rubber. Read more

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