Experiencing the facilities and social aspect of the Print Studio as a new arrival to Glasgow
|Clip Title||Experiencing the facilities and social aspect of the Print Studio as a new arrival to Glasgow|
|Interviewee Name||Sue MacKechnie|
|Interviewee Role||Workshop member since 1980, when she moved to Glasgow with husband John to work at the Print Studio.|
|Interviewer Name||Kerry Patterson|
|Interview Date||9 October 2018|
|Clip Length||1 minutes 43 seconds|
SM: Well I thought it was amazing to have all - all that equipment available to use. And the membership was very cheap, it was affordable, erm things were very relaxed, a bit too relaxed. I mean, Health and Safety hadn’t been invented back then [laughs]. It was ridiculous really, people were smoking around solvents and things, you know, it was just like, and the food, I think there might have been a microwave but it was always dirty. Nothing was - it was just like, not very well cared for, yep. But it worked. People got a lot of work done, there.
KP: So was it the first time after art school that you’d, kind of, been in a print workshop or had you worked somewhere else before?
SM: It’s, it’s when I started to, erm - yeah it was the first time really. I’d done a little bit of print - printing, etching, at art school in Brighton but I was a painter basically, painting and drawing was my thing. The other thing that I liked about the Print Studio was the social aspect of it. Because moving to Glasgow, I didn’t have any friends or family here, so it was a way of meeting people, and learning things, rubbing shoulders with people. I thought it was excellent [laughs].