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Meet our Magnificent Makers

Little Inventors wants children to open their eyes to the world of invention and creativity. But beyond the invention drawings, there is a unique opportunity for children and makers, designers and artists to come together and collaborate to bring children’s imagination to life.

By taking children’s ideas seriously and presenting them in a professional manner through collaboration with skilled makers, we will help showcase children’s original ideas, perspectives and voices.

We also want to challenge the skills and experience of adult makers, and encourage them to push beyond their own limits by engaging with the highly imaginative and unhindered minds of young children.

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Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, UK

I'm an animator and model-maker based in Northumberland. I combine digital animation techniques with more traditional methods like stop motion. I enjoy sharing my skills with others - I'm an Associate Lecturer at Northumbria University and a mentor on a short course in Film/TV called Ladders.

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London, London, UK

I am a designer with a focus on ideas. I like to find inspiration in nature and organic forms and my process is led by making and experimentation. My past studies in Art and Design at Falmouth University gave me a freedom in my creativity and I like to experiment in a wide variety of materials.

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London, UK

Izi is a leather worker and costume fabricator based in South London. She tackles a broad range of projects from antique leather restoring to futuristic sportswear prototypes.

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London, Greater London, UK

I have training in furniture and product design and so the ingenious inventions that the children have come up with are extremely compelling and I'm super excited to be able to bring some of these marvelous ideas to life!

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London, London, UK

I run a makerspace called Machines Room and i'm Chief Maker at Little Inventors!
I studied art, and love design. I do lots of DIY, fixing and helping others make things.

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Dorchester, Dorset, UK

Laurence and Angela are well-known for their witty, beautifully crafted miniature automata, which continue to not only delight dolls-house enthusiasts but also have a large following in their own right, most automata are available as framed versions to put on your wall. They also craft perfect miniature replicas of Victorian and Edwardian household ephemera, from the very high-end Gent's shaving stand for use by the Lord of the manor, to brushes, kitchen implements and needles threaded with cotton.

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London, London, UK

As a recent graduate of Goldsmiths Design, my multidisciplinary hands-on practice ranges from furniture to film, from sculpture to set design. I have a love of the material and am always on the lookout for new ones to play with! In the final year of my degree, I spent a year making furniture from slime ( but mostly just making a mess). I love to learn new skills and make things that I think are weird or funny, or some of the amazing inventions on here!

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I'm a designer and maker based in Manchester. I teach at Manchester School of Art as well as running independent creative projects. I'm interested in the unusual and unexpected and enjoy making imaginative ideas into real experiences.

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Visual arts has always been a strong part of my identity and how I connect to the world.  The creativity of young minds is my driving inspiration. By re-contextualizing children's artwork through in-depth collaboration with my craft, I hope to deliver a curious juxtaposition that celebrates and encourages their ideas. Mixed media elements allow me to fully describe the emotion of a piece and reiterate unconventional characteristics of children’s designs. As a returning student to Sheridan I have access to a breadth of media, professional grade equipment and a community professors help to me realize my strongest work.

London, London, UK

My Name is Ese.I’m a motion and graphic designer. I sometimes do freelance work and I like to create vector-based  illustrations and 2d animations. My work is mostly influenced by tv animation and video games.

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