By bringing together creatives & techies for an evening of inspiration and informal networking, Glug is based around a series of talks by practitioners & entrepreneurs from different creative disciplines. This April we explore the world of making.
Dominic Wilcox [Artist, Designer & 'Thinkeruper']
Dominic Wilcox is an artist, designer, inventor and 'thinkeruper' who works within the territory of the 'everyday'. Everyday objects, environments, buildings, human interaction, no area of normality is out of reach. His work, which is usually layered with an ultra dry wit, places a spotlight on the banal, always adding a new, alternative perspective on things we take for granted. His work has been exhibited worldwide and sold in shops such as Moss in New York and Selfridges London. He has been commissioned to create artwork by people such as Nike, Esquire magazine and Helena Christensen' charities. @dominicwilcox
Fi Scott (Founder of Make Works)
Fi is the founder of Make Works, a design-led organisation that facilitates and celebrates local making and manufacture. They recently undertook the Make Works Tour, a 90day road trip across the whole of Scotland finding and filming 120 factories. Currently, Make Works are using this information gathered to develop a digital directory of industry in Scotland. Fi is inspired by the value of making, local production and craftsmanship, fascinated by materials and machines. She trained as a product designer at Glasgow School of Art and has previously worked as a designer in Philadelphia, Brooklyn and Scotland for companies such as DMFD, Design Philadelphia Festival, Ben Dawson Furniture and MAKLab. @thisismakeworks, #makeworkstour
Kate Pickering (Director Vanilla Ink)
Kate is the founding director of Vanilla Ink, Scotland's unique incubator space for start-up jewellers. Vanilla Ink aims to bridge the gap from education to industry by providing a one year course with access to a fully equipped workshop, monthly professional development workshops and presentations from industry professionals, tailored one to one mentoring and a series of events, exhibitions and networking opportunites. Kate provides a framework for the fledging designers to work on their craft, learn from others and to make mistakes in a collaborative, open environment. Kate's is driven by the hope of opening up the jewellery industry by providing a network of makers who communicate and support each other which will no doubt strengthen the industry and beyond. @vanillainkUK
Rosamund West [Editor-in-Chief The Skinny]
Rosamund is the Editor-in-chief of The Skinny, an arts and culture magazine that publishes monthly editions in Scotland and the Northwest of England. She has an MA in sculpture and art history from Edinburgh, during the course of which she wrote down everything she learned from Heat magazine over a six month period while also researching the depiction of the veil in contemporary near eastern art. She has written for a variety of publications ranging from the Guardian to MAP, and organises exhibitions with a focus on emerging Scottish art in venues that have recently included Glasgow's CCA and Edinburgh's Whitespace. In her spare time she likes to draw Himalayas in graphite.