This workshop, facilitated by designer/maker Martin Campbell of Glasgow’s Rag and Bone Workshop will give you an introduction to some basic furniture making techniques. Participants will be guided through the making of a contemporary design, based on a milking stool or alternatively a traditional Scottish stool known as a ‘Creepie’, which they will be encouraged to customise and take away with them. All abilities welcome!
Martin Campbell is a Glasgow-based designer maker. He grew up on the Hebridean island of Beinn nam Fadhla (Benbecula) among a community for which pragmatic resourcefulness and co-operation was everyday. These early experiences have strongly shaped his interests in creativity and making. After graduating from the Edinburgh College of Art in 2011 he established ‘The Rag and Bone Workshop’ with the core aims of: creating inclusive environments and facilitating situations where people may re-learn hand and craft skills; promoting the physical, mental and social benefits of making within the local and wider environment; and demonstrating an environmentally conscious, inventive and resourceful use of materials. He enacts these through his design practice: creating furniture and sculpture from re-appropriated materials; organising and participating in exhibitions that explore these themes; facilitating skill-sharing & educational workshops; and engaging with local communities and organisations to collaborate on projects. Martin is often hired for his experience in designing and fabricating ‘tools’ for socially inclusive projects. Currently he is based at Southside Studios in Govanhill, Glasgow.”