Workshop - Olivet studios | Rhosrobin, Wrexham
Besides my own arts practice, I head Workshop INCHOATE. Workshop INCHOATE offers:
1) Arts Consultation & Fabrication
2) Creative Educational Projects
Arts Consultation & Fabrication
I offer consultation on the production of art works and am also able to produce these in-house, or assist in outsourcing elements to specialist fabricators. For example, artists and galleries are welcome to contact me to discuss their needs and requirements for the fabrication or installation of contemporary art works. I will offer you a range of possible solutions and/or technical drawings. We then liaise to develop the preferred options, and decide on production modes.
My expertise is model making, mould making, casting, ceramic production, timber construction, CAD drawings, AV installation, and exhibition installation.
I have worked for public institutions and commercial galleries to install exhibitions and installations. I was employed as head technician at Focal Point Gallery (2014-2019). I have worked with several artists as studio assistant and fabricator, incl. Monster Chetwyn (2008), Matthew Derbyshire (2013), and Bedwyr Williams (2021).
Creative Educational Projects
I offer to design and teach arts projects in an educational setting and in art galleries / museums. These can be for adults, young adults, and children. I can provide these projects in both the English and the Welsh language.
I can tailor projects to your educational needs and curriculum, or develop workshops based on your current exhibition or collections. I am interested in recycling and sourcing materials from nature, as well as in digital software that is free to access, and “DIY Digital” [i.e. getting the best out of the equipment you own].
Past projects have made use of laser cutting, 3D printing, digital 3D modelling, video making, Photoshop and other editing software, clay, bookbinding, and paper crafts. The pedagogy targeted learning outcomes such as enhanced literacy, numeracy, Welsh proficiency, and creative play.
I have worked with galleries such as Tŷ Pawb and Oriel Mostyn. I have taught as an artist for the Lead Creative Schools scheme, most recently at Ysgol Llanfyllin (2021) and St Bridget (2021).