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Spoon Carving by Lee Stoffer
Makers Central invite you to come and watch this fascinating and relaxing talent by Lee Stoffer from Covert Craft. Lee has developed the skill to carve spoons & bowls using good quality edge tools. This truly is a fantastic talent and will be an amazing experience to watch.
Check out Lee’s website here for more info http://covertcraft.com/about
Jimmy Diresta & Izzy Swan Collaboration
Jimmy Diresta & Izzy Swan will be doing a live YouTube video for everyone to watch. The Viral YouTube makers have a combine audience of 1.8 Million viewers on their channels, so to have them make something live here at Makers Central will be a show not to be missed.
Check out Jimmy’s & Izzy’s channel for more amazing videos.
Getting Started in Woodturning With Record Power
Getting Started in Woodturning with Stuart Pickering of Record Power
Stuart is an expert woodturner and has been a familiar face at Record Power shows for decades, travelling the world to perform woodturning demonstrations and share his invaluable experience and skills. In this demonstration Stuart will shed light on the basic essential skills of woodturning and discuss exactly what is needed to get started in this fascinating and addictive craft!
Come and join ManoMano
European DIY and gardening marketplace, ManoMano, are launching their craziest project yet… Supporting your biggest, wildest, or even, most life changing DIY projects. Come and hear stories about Tiny House living and about gigantesque slip n slides built out in the woods. If you’ve got a project in mind or on the go, don’t miss this show.
Chris Fisher. The Blind WoodTurner
Prepare to be mesmerised as Chris Fisher the Blind Woodturner will be demonstrating for you live at the show. Sadly Chris lost his sight in 2008 as the result of Toxoplasmosis and is now completely blind. Chris was so determined not to let this effect his life, he took up woodturning and has his own YouTube Channel. Come and watch this amazing talented man perform for you.
We also recommend checking out his channel.
Alexandra Climent - Woodworker In Brooklyn (On the Main Stage)
Alexandra Climent was first exposed to the beauty of certain species of exotic wood while in the jungles of Central and South America. It was born out of her fervent belief that showcasing such magnificent species of wood is contingent solely upon responsible and sustainable sourcing. Frequently going on excursions to gather naturally felled lumbar and to dig up stumps from the jungle floor yielded many rarely seen, rarely worked exotic species. Each piece represents the beauty that nature has bestowed upon us, sourced and delivered sustainably. Each piece is selected, designed, worked, and finished by Alexandra at her wood shop in Brooklyn, NY.” Alexandra will be live on stage at Makers Central talking to you about her journey into woodwork. Dont miss it.
Ashley Harwood (Woodturner, Artisafrom Charleston, South Carolina)
Ashley Harwood currently lives in Charleston, SC, where she creates her work and teaches at her personal studio. She has demonstrated and taught woodturning in a number of professional venues throughout the US and abroad, visiting seven other countries and travelling as far as Australia. She has been featured in various publications including the American Association of Woodturning’s Journal, Woodturning magazine, Popular Woodworking magazine, and Charleston magazine. Her teaching focuses on fine spindle turning and the Push Cut method of bowl turning along with the 40/40 grind on a bowl gouge, with a strong emphasis on tool control. She received a BFA from Carnegie Mellon with a focus in sculpture and installation art, and her design aesthetic is heavily influenced by her background in glassblowing. Come and watch Ashley live on stage at Makers Central.
Find out more about Ashley by visiting her website: ashleyharwood.net, on Instagram @ashleygharwood , or on facebook
Jim Overton from Jimson’s Stuff Live Milliput Demo
Jim is the Milliput king, his work is just outstanding and his milliput inlays are mesmerising. Jim will walk you through a complete Milliput demo including turning the bowl and finishing. Don’t miss this show. Jim gets asked lots of questions regarding Milliput and this will be a fantastic demo to watch.
Don’t forget to check out Jims channel.
Q&A with Peter Brown, Jessie Uyeda, Bob Clagett & Giaco Whatever
Peter Brown from Shop Time, Jessie Uyeda from Ijessup, Bob Clagett from Iliketomakestuff & Giaco Whatever will be on stage to answer any questions around Making, Starting out on Youtube or general questions about how to get started in making. Peter, Bob & Jessie have a combined following of 1.8 Million followers. With a wealth of experience in making, this is a great line up, Don’t miss it.
We also recommend checking out their channels.
Ben Crowe from Crimson Guitars
Ben started building guitars in a garage in Chichester while studying the building of early stringed musical instruments at the prestigious West Dean College. After ﬁnding the early music scene a little too conservative for his taste, Ben started to concentrate on building truly custom instruments ... Ben will be live on stage here at Makers Central. Come and watch this show.
Sean is a 17 year old maker from the UK and has been making for several years now. His work is outstanding and incredible to watch. Come and meet Sean and pick his brains on how and why he loves making stuff. In the meantime check out Sean’s YouTube channel for some of his work.
James Hannam from MakerLabs
James is the founder of MakerLabs, a UK company specialising in awesome STEM projects, weekend and holiday 'Maker' Camps.
A Design and Engineering teacher for over 15 years, James is an obsessive maker, content creator and wannabe geek.
With his 21K Twitter followers and brand new YouTube channel, he regularly shares is his enthusiasm for making! He will be on stage talking about he works with schools and charities across the UK to get young people into making and STEM. Come and ask questions about how he got into making, how he helps schools offer STEM curriculum, and takeaway free project ideas...and tonnes of inspiration!
You can follow James and his wealth of projects on Instagram, YouTube and Twitter
Bobby Duke from Bobby Duke Arts
Come and join Bobby Duke from Bobby Duke Arts live on stage at Makers Central for a Q&A session. Bobby is a huge Virial YouTube Maker and has recently seen a huge growth on his YouTube channel hitting nearly 700 thousand followers in just under a year. Bobby is an extremely talented artist and we would encourage you to come and listen to this guy. Check out bobby’s channel below.
Fools With Tools
The guys from Fools With Tools Podcast will be live on stage at Makers Central. The duo makers , Steve House, Brett Mcafee & Alex Bull-Halfpenny love making stuff and their passion for the maker community got them convinced to stat a podcast to share their passion with the world. These guys are awesome , come and listen to them waffle.