Workshops & Events

GDL 2016: I will be demonstrating some techniques and testing a giant plywood meccano kit at Grand Designs Live in London 3rd and 4th May

I’m currently working on this pop-up style shelter or big wooden Meccano set. A collaboration between Rag and bone Workshop and Icecream Architecture, This system will be be used as a mobile shelter and hub for community engagement and consultation projects in the north of Glasgow with bike charity Free Wheel North. Some early phone snaps here testing and refining the structure and mechanisms

Naked Craft : Scottish Tour announced! May 2016 – March 2017

The Naked Craft Network is an international research project that brings together the best of contemporary Canadian and Scottish craft.
Scottish tour dates
Swanson Gallery Thurso 7 May – 18 June 2016
The Iona Gallery Inverness 25 June – 23 July 2016
The Barony Centre 13 August – 24 October 2016
Tweeddale Museum and Art Gallery Peebles 29 October – 4 March 2016/17
An Lanntair Stornoway Isle of Lewis April – May 2017

A new home: Rag and Bone Workshop relocates to Southside Studios!


The Making Room
24th April – 29th May
Launch event: Thursday 23 April, 6pm – 8pm, South Block
The Making Room brings together the work of an eclectic group of designers and makers working within a broad range of practices across Scotland. The project consists of a resource space located at South Block that includes objects pertaining to practice, relevant texts and the shared thoughts of the participating designers about making. The presentation is also accompanied by a programme of participatory making activity located in various studios and making-spaces across Glasgow and Edinburgh (please see included workshop programme). All workshops and talks are open to the public and creative professionals and are free of charge for participants.
The Making Room is aimed at exploring why and how designers make across a wide variety of practices from arduino programming to letterpress printing. The inclusion of the resource space and participatory workshops explores the contrast between research activity and hands-on experience and highlights the importance of both activities within design and making practices.
The project is designed to be generous in nature, offering great opportunities for practitioners to explore, discuss and share what they do with their peers, the public and other creative professionals.
South Block
60-64 Osborne Street
G1 5QH
Opening times: Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm
Bobby Sayers | Jack of all trades, master of none
Monday 27 April, 7pm-7.30pm
Studio 1, The Briggait
O-Pin | InValuable Jewels
Tuesday 28 April, 6-8pm
Studio 209, The Briggait
Rag and Bone | Kinship at GalGael
Thursday 30 April, 6 – 8.30pm
Gal Gael Trust; 15 Fairley Street; Glasgow; G51 2SN;
Meg Held | Patternmaking with block repeats
Saturday 2 May, 1-4pm
Studio 210, South Block
Sian Patterson | Introduction to Throwing
Sunday 3 May 1pm – 3pm, and Saturday 16th May 11am – 1pm
Fireworks Studio Pottery, 35a Dalhousie Street, Glasgow G3 6PW
3 May:
16 May:
GRAS | Architectural Himmeli Structures
Wednesday 6 May, 1pm – 2pm
Lamb’s House 11 Water’s Close, Leith, Edinburgh
Bespoke Atelier | Screenprinting Workshop
Wednesday 13 May, 6pm – 8pm
The Glue Factory
Glasgow Press | Letterpress Workshop
Saturday 16 May, 10am – 12pm
No6/21 Clydebrae Street, Glasgow G51 2AJ
My Bookcase & Steven Swinney | Bespoke publication
Saturday 16 May, 2pm – 5pm
South Block
Campsie Creative – LEDs and Microcontrollers Sunday Sunday 17 May, 2pm – 5pm
South Block
Edwin Pickstone | talks about his practice
Monday 18 May. 1pm
Caseroom Level two Reid Building GSA (Participants should meet in reception)
Jonathan Boyd | Designer talks
Talk 1: Sat 23 May 11am – 1.30pm
Talk 2: Sat 23 May 2pm – 3.30pm
Dovehill Studios, 15 E Campbell St, Glasgow, Glasgow City G1 5DT
11am – 12.30pm:
2pm – 3.30pm: working on a complete renovation and expansion of TRAKKE handmade messenger bags workshop within the Glasgow Bike Station
below. A sample of my proposed plans and some images of the project so far…


I’ve been commissioned to lead a series of workshops for a public arts project as part of the Glasgow International festival of Visual Arts. The project is led by artists Matt Baker & t s Beall and will culminate in a one-day celebration in Govan. Find out how you can get involved and more about what’s going on here: Nothing About Us Without Us Is For Us


Rag & Bone Workshop will be at The Glue Factory as part of the Spring Bazaar 28th April


I’ve been invited to exhibit work during the Edinburgh Annuale 8-24th June with a group of international artists at The Old Ambulance Depot

‘The Making of It’ is an exhibition with work that incorporates process as being one of its vital ingredients, whether it is concerned with the material the social or the political. This is new work that instigates playfulness and constructs a fertile ground for communication with the audience.
Exhibition runs 16-28th June

Edinburgh annuale 2012

Rag & Bone Workshop will be rolling up to the Glasgow West End Festival on the 17th June as part of Art Fusion. I’ll be running a full day street workshop where the public will be encouraged to take part in making and mending. Members of the public are also invited to create new works or bring in items such as broken furniture to repair.


Sunday 8th July 2012

Rag and Bone Workshop at The Lighthouse Glasgow



Workshops at Edinburgh fringe Festival 2012. Details tbc.
The Edinburgh Fringe Festival



I will be exhibiting new work at this years London Design Festival 14-23rd September. Details tbc.


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