Years back, I used to have a pottery studio at Jubilee Stores, an annexe of the Isle of Wight’s Quay Arts. It was a great place to get all mucky; throwing clay on a wheel using centuries old skills, and a material that has been exploited by humans for millennia.
Years ago, I trained as an industrial designer. As part of my college course I got to use all sorts of workshop tools: pillar drills, lathes (metal and wood), circular saws, plus welding and soldering equipment.
Following the success of the first Wight Catwalk swishing event, we were delighted to be asked to run an upcycled fashion workshop for trend. This popular eco-friendly shop and youth cafe is going on tour and will be popping up at Cowes as trend@CowesWeek, and we’ll be there to show the young ‘uns how to customise their clobber.