Meet the Maker: Mechanical Art Workshop

As part of our “Meet the Makers” interview series, we asked our Makers to tell us a little about themselves. Today, meet Steve from the Mechanical Art Workshop!

Mechanical Art Workshop1) Who are you and where do you come from?

Born Londoner who over the years has steadily moved eastwards, finally stopping at Whitechapel. Been to Brighton many times. “London’s seaside” as some would say. Love the place. My name’s Steve Guy.

2) What do you do?

Currently I’m focused on devising and facilitating creative low tech automata workshops using a mix of pre-made components. Not a PCB to be seen. Power by hand, control by cams. Design and decoration using art/craft/found materials. I like the idea of art disciplined by engineering.

3) Do you have a website?

www.firetheinventor.co.uk (yep, it needs some work done on it).

4) What will you have on your stall?

It’s an all-day workshop (drop-in) to make automata / kinetic cartoons / mechanical toys / kinetic artworks. Any term will do. It’s an opportunity for anyone to making things twirl, dance, go up and down, balance, flex, fly.

5) Are you running any workshops?

As above.

6) Have you been to a Maker Faire before?

Elephant & Castle Mini Maker Faire last year as a visitor. I’m expecting Brighton to be madly buzzy and busy.

7) Anything else you want to share?

Three cheers to the cause of making, repairing and hacking as an antidote to the mindless consumerism out there, and the appallingness of chucking so much usable stuff into landfill.

Discounted advance tickets for Brighton Mini Maker Faire 2014 are now available!

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