Makers & Tools is a collaborative making project exploring the relationship between craft makers and their tools.
The project connects six contemporary craft makers in the early stages of their careers, who are undertaking a non-verbal conversation through an exchange of objects. Each maker was asked to create a new kind of tool, which was sent on to one of the other makers. The challenge, now, is to make a new object using or inspired by this tool.
The exhibition opens up the conversation and asks: “What happens if a maker doesn’t choose their tools? What if they are gifted a tool created by another maker? What effect does this seemingly benign intervention have on their making process, and what possibilities does this allow?”
Join us for a variety of events for makers and the public throughout the duration of the exhibition.
Exhibition 17 May - 15 June 2019
Launch event 16 May 6pm
Arts at the Old Fire Station
40 George Street
Tickets: 01865 263990