Brass Eye

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Local designer Stephen Johnson sets to work on polishing his sculptural brass animal compositions after welding these found treasures together in the workshop. Scavenged from boot fairs to charity shops across the UK he makes these precariously balanced creations from existing brass pieces combined with elements specially cast from new moulds. Check out more on his website here. 

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Biedermeier Revival

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So at the opposite end of the spectrum from folded concrete, interesting to see this old Biedermeier chair being restored by Linda Kemp. Linda is starting up her Conservation & Restoration business from one of our start-up studio benches on the first floor.  We’ve still a few spots left, so if you’re looking for  a base to get started from then get in touch…

Let it unfold…

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It’s been great to have artist Celine Condorelli taking up residence at the workshop for the past few weeks. She’s been fabricating  pieces for her forthcoming show at the Chisenhale Gallery opening next month. Check out this amazing concrete drapery:

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The exhibition How to Work Together runs from the 2 May – 22 June.  Visit the Chisenhale Gallery website for full details.

Wheels of Fortune

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Jake Stevenson Grimberg has been busy at the bench today building a wooden bike frame from Bubinga African Rosewood (and that’s almost a tongue twister!). Looking great already – and keen to see how it shapes up next week and springs into motion.

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Raise the beds!

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So yesterday the transformation began of our rubble yard, with a workshop that showed you how to build your own raised beds as part of the Cultivate Urban Food Growing FestivalUsing some old decking, work began with the help of a band of volunteers to build some planters that will incorporate some outdoor seating for those heady days of summer coming our way…

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Thanks to everyone that helped out..and watch the garden of eden as it unfolds…

It was Nice That….

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Thanks to It’s Nice That for featuring the workshop this week.  A new workshop is indeed in town! And yes, if you’re about to leave college and worried about the loss of access to facilities – we can certainly help!

Spring into Action…

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We’re open Tues – Sun 9.30 – 5.30pm, so feel free to drop in and we’ll show you around. Don’t forget our introductory rates run until the end of March, so seize the moment and grab your toolbox.