The Factory Floor
In homage to William Morris and Andy Warhol’s prolific production techniques, we are transforming the Yard into a ‘Factory Floor’.
Each week during the Love is Enough exhibition, we’ll be focusing on a particular production method, skill,or craft, as demonstrated by a expert, including metal work, paper-making, printing, dry stone walling, bookbinding, ceramics, weaving and tapestry making. It’s an excellent opportunity to meet makers and craftspeople working with these processes today.
These drop-in sessions will be held every Wednesday to Saturday from 12-5, throughout the duration of the exhibition.
Schedule of events:
Metal Work – Nigel Williams / 17 December 2014 – 20 December 2014, 2-5pm
Nigel Williams constructs sculpture from metal usually brass & copper, often re-cycled and found objects. During “The Factory Floor” event, he will be informally demonstrating some of the hand-processes he uses for metal-forming, describing and showing some of the specialised tools and equipment he uses, displaying some completed sculptures, and chatting about what motivates him, his sources of ideas and materials, the fantasy & humour in his work, and his passion for industrial archaeology and the future.
Weaving – Margaret Jones / 3 January 2015 – 4 January 2015, 11:30-6pm and 12-4:30pm
Margaret Jones is a tapestry weaver who specialises in weaving three dimensional objects, producing strange and primitive echoes in abstract and ambiguous images and exotic sculptures of organic structures. These workshops will involve demonstrations of these techniques whilst frames and yarns will be available for visitors to try the basics of weaving for themselves.
Bookbinding -Lori Sauer / 7 January 2015 – 10 January 2015, 12-3pm
Bookbinding has been practiced as a craft for centuries and many of the skills are the same ones that were used hundreds of years ago. The demonstration involves book sewing, endpaper attachment and how the pages of a book and its cover come together. There will be examples of contemporary bindings along with various tools and materials on display.