A vibrant creative working environment for ceramic artists based in Glasgow, Scotland

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Glasgow Ceramics Studio

Studio #11

Wasps Artists' Studios

77 Hanson Street

Glasgow G31 2HF 



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We welcome visitors, but please note that the studio is a working environment. We are not a gallery!


If you are interested in visiting one or our artists or seeing the creative environment in which we practice, we ask that you call the studio on 0141 550 8030 prior to your visit to make an appointment. Please note that all artists work as individual makers and we do not have a central administration, technician or secretary. 

Our Location


We are located in the WASPs building on the corner of Alexander Parade and Hanson Street in Dennistoun, part of Glasgow's East End. The large, red brick building was formerly a cigarette factory before the conversion to artists studios and is now home to over 100 artists, artist studios, a gallery space and a cafe.   


Please note that the studio is in a secure tenants only area and there is no free access to the public.


To contact the studio when you arrive please press 18 followed by "call" on the door security system at the glass front doors to the building. The artist you are visiting will then come and meet you at the front door. 


By train 


We are about a 10 minute walk from the Alexandra Parade train station, which is served by the Springburn line from Glasgow Queen Street (Low Level). The next closest station is Bellgrove, which is served by three lines from Glasgow Queen Street. From Bellgrove it is roughly a 15 minute walk, mostly up a steep hill, to the studio. 



By bus


There are several First Group Glasgow bus services stopping practically right outside the building, all of which travel along Alexandra Parade. These include the numbers 42 and 38 leaving from George Square, outside of the Queen Street Train Station and the number 36 departing from the Buchanan Bus Station. We are about a 10 minute bus journey from the city centre. 


If coming from Glasgow City Centre, we are the next stop after the Glasgow Royal Infirmary on Alexandra Parade. The following stop is at the Co-operative supermarket, this is one stop too far, but only a 5 minute walk back along Alexandra Parade, if you do end up there.



By car


The nearest exit from the M8 onto Alexandra Parade is at the Royal Infirmary, Junction 15.  


If driving west, towards Glasgow city centre, the exit is signposted for Kirkintilloch (A803). It branches off the M8 just after the exit for Cathedral/ Glasgow Cross (also J15). Turn left towards Glasgow Royal Infirmary A&E and then left again onto Alexandra Parade. 


If driving east, in the direction of Stirling/Edinburgh, Junction 15 is signposted for Cathedral/Glasgow Cross (A803). After taking the exit, turn left for Dennistoun, onto Castle Street, which becomes Alexandra Parade as it passes by the Glasgow Royal Infirmary A&E.

When driving along Alexandra Parade, you will pass the hospital on your right, go through a set of traffic lights and then you will see residential flats on your right, followed by our building (The Wasps Factory).  Turn right into Hanson Street just after the pedestrian crossing (with traffic lights) and then almost immediately right again into our car park, through large wrought iron gates. 




Walking and Cycling


We are a brisk 20 to 25 minute walk or roughly a 10 minute cycle from the Glasgow City Centre (Queen Street Train Station or George Square). There are pedestrian friendly footpaths and safe pedestrian crossings available the entire way, however as we are so close to the city centre, for much of the way you will be walking alongside busy roads. There are no cycle paths, so you will need to cycle along the side of the road for most of the way.


If you would like walking or cycling directions please contact the artist you are visiting or the studio on 0141 550 8030 and we will be able to email you maps with several alternatives. Bicycles can be brought inside the studio with you for safe keeping.



Visitor Facilities


Access ramp, adapted toilets and baby changing facilities.


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