Personal Bio

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 pragmatism, resourcefulness and co-operation was everyday. These early experiences have strongly shaped his interests in creativity and making, and in 2011 he established ‘The Rag and Bone Workshop’.
Martin aims to create inclusive environments, facilitating situations where people can re-learn hand and craft skills. He champions the physical, mental and social benefits of making for empowering individuals and communities. He uses materials in an inventive, resourceful and environmentally conscious way; 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.

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

2018 – Fife Contemporary, Dunfemline Carnegie Galleries

2018 – Wasps 40:40 Kirkcudbright Galleries
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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