A Cabinet of Curiosities: Birmingham as the ‘Toy-Shop’ of Europe

"Better and Cheaper" An intricate history of the metal working and toy trade in Birmingham. Read more

6 new Scottish Design projects celebrating our industrial roots

Welcome, World, here are some of our favourite new Scottish design projects focussing on manufacturing and making in 2016. Read more

5 makers for your Made in Scotland Wedding

Here are 5 Scottish makers that Make Works founder, Fi Scott, worked with for her own wedding this summer. Read more

How to find a manufacturer in Scotland

Sourcing manufacturers is a constant challenge for creatives and small businesses alike. Here are some top tips for your factory finding research. Read more

"Why is local manufacturing important?"

For Factory Friday this week, we've rounded up some of our favourite fabricator answers to the question "Why is local manufacturing important?" Read more

What is Powder Coating and how can I use it?

Powder coating is the process of choice for contemporary designers this year. How does this process work and where can you find powder coaters in Scotland? Read more

Graduates Guide: how to carry on making

With degree show just round the corner, you'll be glad to hear that whether you're looking to start your own business, find an open access workshop or become an apprentice, there are loads of ways to carry on making in Scotland after graduating. Read more

Factory Friday: SPLINTR

This week we interview SPLINTR, who tell us about how their drive to 'make a job, rather than take a job' resulted in running a busy fabrication business, straight out of university. Read more

The Make Works Guide to manufacturing in Edinburgh

Both a practical guide to manufacturing in Edinburgh and some historical perspective on how the capital is emerging as a center of micro manufacturing in Scotland. Read more

Factory Friday: Downie Allison Downie Bookbinders

This week we speak with Glasgow's master bookbinder, Downie Allison Downie Read more

How to understand factory jargon

We know that talking to manufacturers can be a bit tricky. Here’s a list of some of the manufacturing terminology that you might hear when having those initial conversations with a local manufacturer. Read more

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