About Make Works Scotland
Make Works HQ is based in Glasgow, and has been running since 2012.
Scotland is the original Make Works region, which was founded in 2012. The first 85 manufacturers were visited on a three month factory finding road trip in the back of an old VW Campervan. You can read more about the Make Works story here
Currently, Make Works Scotland continue to visit, film and photograph factories, workshops and studios across the country - as well as develop both the regional programme and projects experimenting with the open access nature of the database.
Make Works Christmas Quiz
The annual mischief maker festivities, the Make Works Christmas Quiz will take place on December 11th, 7pm, at The Griffin, Glasgow. More information to follow.
Alternative Manufacturing Futures at Mozilla Festival
Make Works are running a session around the future of manufacturing adn how people can use our API at this years Mozilla Festival, 27-29th October, Ravensbourne College, London . Find out more
Patreon Q&A (Monthly)
Are you looking to fabricate something, source materials or find a workshop in Scotland, and you've had trouble finding the right match? Fi runs Q&A sessions once a month for Make Works patrons. Read more
Make Works Roulette
Make Works Roulette is a manufacturing inspiration tool. It's loop of randomly selected factory listings is designed to inspire people to try out a new fabrication process. It was built by Open Work , as part of a project looking at other ways we could utilise the Make Works data set and archive. Read more
Make Works Extension
A plug in for your Chrome browser that shows you alternative ways to manufacture products on the IKEA website. Built in collaboration with Rectangle and the RCA Redistributed Manufacturing research project. Find out more
Dundee Design Festival: Factory Floor Residency
We partnered up with Dundee Design Festival to embed three artists and designers with local factories across Scotland. Read more
Fi is the founder of Make Works, which she started in her final year studying product design at Glasgow School of Art. She spends her time between design and strategy, but her favourite thing to do is still visiting the makers, manufacturers and industrial estates of Scotland. She is passionate about the open internet and is currently a participant in Mozilla Open Leadership course.
Helen joined the team to co-ordinate the regional programme for Make Works to be both a Caretaker and Ranger for the new Make Works regions. The role involves supporting groups both nationally and internationally to join and have a positive experience working with the Make Works project.
Lead Software Developer @MClarke
Martin has been leading the software development of the Make Works platform since 2013.
Lizzie Malcolm and Dan Powers, Rectangle Design
We first worked with Lizzie and Dan in 2015 when we asked them to look at ways we could improve our browsing the Make Works database. Since then, they've helped us develop new ways we can work with our API to take our database to the rest of the web, such as the Make Works Extension project.
Funders & Partners
Creative Scotland have supported a number of Make Works projects since 2013, such as the Make Works Tour, the first version of the site and our ongoing in work in developing new business models. They continue to be a key funder in our work.
William Grant Foundation
The William Grant Foundation support us with filming costs and the overheads with researching and growing our directory for makers in Scotland.
In Scotland, Make Works are experimenting using new ways to financially support our work. One of these is monthly crowdfunding platform, Patreon. View our wall of Patron's!