facilities and services

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We are the largest arts production facility in Scotland, with a comprehensive range of production processes across our workshops. Our team of specialist technicians can provide artists with advice on the technical implementation of projects, offer information on the quality and properties of materials, and assist, where possible, with solutions to complex projects.

The opening times for the production workshops are:

Monday – Wednesday   9.30am – 9pm

Thursday – Saturday*    9.30am – 5.30pm.

*The workshops will be closed every 4th Saturday

A system of session fees paid daily, weekly or monthly contribute to the running of all equipment and the cost of consumables provided by the workshop. Hand tools, consumables and PPE are not provided by GSS.

A technician is always present to oversee the safe usage of the communal production facilities. Technicians are also available to discuss projects and give advice. For larger, more complicated projects we offer a fabrication service.

Click on the images below to find out further information about our facilities and services.

Ceramics

The ceramics room has 4 x bays for the preparation and processing of clay sculpture.

Wood

This large wood workshop has 9 bookable bays and has a huge range of machinery for the cutting, shaping, and general fabrication of woods.

Metal

This large metal workshop has 7 bookable bays and has a huge range of machinery for welding, cutting and general fabrication of metals.

Plaster

The Plaster room is primarily used for mould making and carving. Materials such as plaster, Jesmonite, concrete and wax are often explored in this room.

Spray

The spraying of sculptures takes place in the spray room which contains an industrial spray booth. This room is also used for any toxic materials such as resin and spray glazes.

External Yard

The external yard is perfect for stone carving and working with concrete. This space is also fit for larger scale outdoor assembly projects.

GSS Fabrication

The commercial arm of Glasgow Sculpture StudiosGSS Fabrication has developed from 25 years experience of art fabrication. This gives us an extensive practical knowledge of a diverse range of fabrication techniques. We love the challenge of unique projects, developing new (often experimental) ways of making things and we have a creative problem solving approach which is collaborative and adaptive. This is how we take concepts and make them a reality.

Project Spaces

Our project spaces can be booked and used for periods of research and development or to realise a wide variety of projects and commissions. We offer Self-Funded Residencies in these spaces on an open application basis with a rolling deadline – click through for further info.

Meeting Room

The Whisky Bond has been home to a growing community of thinkers, designers, makers and doers – making for an interesting and unique contemporary industrial space in which to hold your event or meeting.