The Alastair Pilkington Studio was first opened in July 2002 by H.R.H. Prince Charles. 2014 has seen the completion of capital developments to extend the Studio and residential accommodation. The development project was funded with the generous support of European Regional Development Fund, W Grant & Sons Charitable Trust, Dan Klein Memorial Fund, Creative Scotland, Highland Council Discretionary Fund and Friends of North Lands Creative Glass. A new light, bright and airy Studio workshop space has been created and a Pinelog Lodge installed which provides new accommodation for visiting artists, makers and community groups.
The well equipped state-of-the-art studio has a general & mould area, hot shop, kiln room, sand-blasting room, air powered grinding tools, a lamp-working station which can be adapted to suit specific needs and a cold working and finishing shop. Our new clean workspace is available for seminars, meetings and other arts and crafts activities.
Small displays of glass objects from our Collection of Contemporary Glass, donated by students, resident artists and masters, are exhibited in the entrance lobby and clean workspace.
Facilities are designed to be user friendly for people with limited mobility.
Studio facilities can be hired on a space and equipment basis, see each area for details.