Making the Makers
Book 2 days in advance to get training and a full use of equipment
Prologue by Noel Spencer:
I am a furniture design graduate from the Edinburgh College of Art and a sign-maker by trade. Even though I have been running a workshop and working solo for most of my career, two years ago, whilst helping to set up the David Bailey exhibition at the RSA, I had the chance to work with an inspirational young architectural and urban designer, Agne Smilgaite (BDes (Hons), MSc AUD). Since then we have become good friends and form a close team of two sharing our knowledge, experience - and learning from each other. We discovered a common passion for socially driven projects, and an aim to benefit the community. Since then we have done a few community projects and worked with charities such as Leith Citadel and Leith Festival. Recently, in the belief that sharing is the way forward, we decided to join the emerging network of “open-access workshops” and to set a new, creative platform to share the tools, ideas and skills between other like-minded people.
Influenced by the Makers Movement our objective is to share knowledge and experience with people and assist in exploring the potential of producing finished products and prototypes with their own hands unlike in any other print-shop. We offer a workshop equipped with a high quality equipment and a wide range of materials available on site along with the technical and creative support. It is open for everyone, professionals or hobbyists, enthusiastic to produce or simply test new ideas regardless of the skill levels.
We are looking to set a new mentoring program by developing pairings of experienced makers and mentees. If you want to learn new skills and help to improve our community by sharing your knowledge with others, please do not hesitate to contact us.