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.Do you make things?
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Protospace is Calgary's original, community-based, member-driven maker space, offering access to workshop space and tools, education and community. They exist to facilitate member projects and interests by providing a physical space, tools, and a friendly, welcoming community of makers.
Ellie works with all kinds of materials from wood to clay. She often uses waste materials, such as plastic washed up on the beach or recycled glass bottles. She likes to get her hands dirty and try out all kinds of making techniques to help her come up with her designs.
I am an Artist and graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2004. Since 2004 I have worked in the world of theatre, not only practicing as a highly skilled prop maker for London's leading West End musicals, but also designing and building awe inspiring sets and installations. In 2012 I set up my own company called A Line Art. We specialise in interactive art events and theatre for children and their families. We tour our work to weird and wonderful places all over the UK and internationally. My main aim is to inspire and encourage creative play within families.
Sculptor on steel and glass, I work with materials transformed with fire into a physical and philosophical alchemy, to overcome the barriers of the world and history. My dream would be to be able to rewrite history to free men.
Alastair is a maker with twenty years' experience of hardware and software development. He Specialises in the more unusual projects often working with start-ups and artists. He supports interactive Media Design to undergraduates at Northumbria University and in 2016.
AMAP is part of the Faculty of Engineering & Advanced Manufacturing at the University of Sunderland. The University actively wants to work with industry and that creates an exciting dynamic. Our vision for AMAP is to inform, inspire and innovate in Advanced Manufacturing, which we will achieve by being an innovative, accessible, and outward facing provider of support for industry
"I use my creative skills and passion for all kinds of textiles to offer a 'portfolio' or 'multidisciplinary' approach. I love to collaborate, as each of us have different strengths and experiences. I am committed to sustainability, community-led initiatives and the potential of craft and design to create positive, social and environmental change"
Bethan is a visual artist based in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, who creates site-specific, ephemeral installations that physically engage the audience. Her practice is underpinned by drawing, sewing, paper cuts and structure-making.
Dr. Brian Degger is an interdisciplinary biologist and creative based in Newcastle. He applies the knowledge developed during his studies in finding, researching and democratising knowledge through do it yourself biology, developing workshops around biology and art, collaborating in art works that involve biological methods
Chachi is a graphic designer, art director and maker of things. She loves to get her hands messy with woodworking and screen printing. Chachi works at Helios Makerspace.