Martin Campbell

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’

I founded 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. I enact these through my 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. I am often hired for my experience in designing and fabricating ‘tools’ for socially inclusive projects. Currently I am based at Southside Studios in Govanhill, Glasgow.

 

If you would like to discuss a commission, a workshop or the weather please get in touch

 

Martin Campbell, Email: ragandbone@hotmail.co.uk

List of Exhibitions

2016 – May – Grand Designs Live, London

2016/17 – Naked Craft Scotland Tour (Thurso, Kingussie, Iona, West Kilbride, Stornoway)

2015 – Naked Craft Tour of Canada (Burlington, Quebec and Halifax)

2015 – June – The Making Room, South Block, Glasgow

2014 – DIY: Design Classics, South Block, Glasgow

2014 – So Much Depends Upon, Holyrood Parliament, Edinburgh,

2014 – Nunton Steading Gallery, Benbecula

2013 – Beached, The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow

2013 – Rag and Bone Workshop, The Lighthouse

2012 – Dublin Contemporary, Dublin

2012 – The Making of It, Old Ambulance Depot, Edinburgh,

2012 – New Designers, London

2011 – RAFT, The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow

2011 – Degree Show, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh

2008 – Craftex, The Trades Hall of Glasgow

Martin Campbell, Rag and Bone Workshop

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