Author Archives: Ben Willis

Why WBC is supporting Making Uncovered for a second year

TweetWBC is a Herne Hill-based independent supplier of specialist packaging and retail accessories and a valued supporter of Makerhood. We’re very pleased to say they’ve agreed to sponsor Making Uncovered for a second year. The company’s marketing director, James Hayward, answers our questions about … Continue reading

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Make Your Own Christmas: meet the makers (part 2)

TweetIn the last of our blog posts about our Make Your Own Christmas party this Sunday, we speak to two of our makers who will be helping you get into the season spirit. Elena Blanco, artist and illustrator Why did you … Continue reading

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Great locally made gifts from Diverse Brixton

TweetDiverse Gifts and Gallery is a gift shop based in the heart of Brixton – at 65 Atlantic road – run by Anita Thorpe.  This week Diverse is running a showcase of 12 Brixton called ‘Makers in The Hood’. Locally made … Continue reading

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African accessories

Tweet Mariatu Turay of Gitas Portal specialises in contemporary, African-inspired ladies’ and children’s fashion, handmade slippers, jewellery and handbags. At Making Uncovered she will be showing how to make fabric headbands for children and adults, and how to make the best … Continue reading

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Unlock your imagination: aboriginal art workshop

Tweet Aneta Srodon of Anetart  has a passion for aboriginal painting, abstract art and photography. At Making Uncovered Aneta will run a workshop in acrylic painting on canvas aimed at unlocking individual creativity.  The workshop is suitable for adults and accompanied children, and costs … Continue reading

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Making images, making meaning

Tweet Andry Anastasiou is an experienced local coach and workshop facilitator. One of her methods is to use ‘mind-mapping’ to explore and develop individual creativity.   At Making Uncovered Andry will be creating a giant community mind map, where visitors will be able … Continue reading

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“The good things in life and the hopes we carry with us” – Maggie Winall, Sewin Studio at Making Uncovered

Tweet  Maggie Winnall is a textile artist from Brixton London UK.
 She transform everyday materials into colourful, original, stylish accessories and art, hand-making everything herself. At Making Uncovered Maggie will show her techniques  and run a workshop applying her unique, empowering … Continue reading

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‘Drawing is a way of calming my mind. It’s like meditation’

TweetElena Blanco is a Spanish-born artist living in Loughborough Junction. At Making Uncovered on 20 April, she will be popping up different points throughout the day drawing and engaging with the public. What do you like about your art? Why did … Continue reading

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