A HUMBLE 'PRENTICE
I cannot express how fantastic it has been getting to work and train at Edinburgh Open Workshop.
My time at EOW began as an apprentice, working there as part of the 6-month Kickstart programme. This included direct workshop and machine training from the workshop manager, alongside completing a variety of courses that EOW has on offer.
Within the workshop community I was also able to work with some of the resident makers on their own projects. This helped me gain some incredible insights to independent creative business.
As a duty technician, I'm a point of contact for workshop members and residents. I also work with the workshop manager to keep the the EOW space running. You might give me a shout if you need a tool-tote, a planar machine refresher, some extraction, some first aid, or just a second set of hands. I might give you a shout if you need some PPE, or if I'm changing the dustbag.
You'll find me giving tours, setting up for classes, inducting you on laser machines, and working on MADE @ EOW commissions.
As a Laser wiz, I've been teaching people how to use the laser machine hardware, extraction system and CAD drawing programme in half-day, one-on-one sessions.
I've also had a great time running a Creative Laser Cutting course, where we experiment with textiles, funky designs, engraves, and relief printing.
Catch me in the EOW craft room fulfilling a variety of laser commissions and groovy things.
BITS & BOBS
Leith Creative Trail Map Design