Reflecting on the use of solvents in the workshop and in the Art School
|Clip Title||Reflecting on the use of solvents in the workshop and in the Art School|
|Interviewee Name||Bill Blacker|
|Interviewee Role||Founding Member of Glasgow Print Studio in 1972. Worked in the St Vincent Crescent and Ingram Street locations.|
|Interviewer Name||Kerry Patterson|
|Interview Date||6 November 2018|
|Clip Length||1 minutes 6 seconds|
BB: There was a little, kind of… ironmongers-come-drysalters on… Argyle Street and I think you could get these wee bags of coal, lug one round. But we went there for all our solvents.
BB: I mean crazy. Especially after that fire in the Art School. You think, God almighty. I mean we had gas [tapping table], hotplates and things like that. And you always had inky rags lying about. I was saying to my wife after the Art School fire, I’m surprised that never happened years ago because… I don’t think they were ever allowed to smoke in it, but I mean the floors and everything were impregnated with paint and turps and varnishes and whatnot. And, you know, once that went there was no stopping it, you know. So really and that was really the same in the workshops. But you didn’t think about stuff like that.