This is Where I Make; my workshop is adjoining a communal machine room, and is based on components, which are sized around the unit of a stackable power tool box. I’ve moved workshop rooms six times in the last three years, so all of the units are on wheels.

A year ago I had some excellent business coaching with Lynne O’Neil, from the CEO in Glasgow. Perhaps because I make things I work much better if things are mapped out physically, and we ended up marking out a business strategy on the floor – The present on one side, a year in the future on the other. My workshop became a kind of psycho-geographical space, and the time line stayed there for months.

My current room now has a double height space, because half of the old upper floor was removed, creating a mezzanine. I only realised afterwards that the half that was taken away was the ‘past’ side.

Find out more about Paul and his work here.


‘Where I Make’ invites readers behind the scenes of artists from many disciplines to share photographs and a little insight about where they create their masterpieces. See more from the series here.