Maker Space is our accessible studio, facilitated by Arts Council Wales, where artists, makers and designers from all backgrounds can develop their practices with a window onto the world.

Our Maker Space artists 2021/22

Ali Pickard

“I’ll be using the time as a way to reset my art practise and create a new body of work. I’ve been through various periods including as a metal sculptor in Edinburgh where I was part of a women’s welding collective for many years, then worked as a recycled fairtrade designer in different countries of South America, and lately as a Community Artist in and around Wrexham. I’ve enjoyed all these parts of being an artist, and it’s time for the latest metamorphosis as I return to making my own sculptures, but with new materials.

“I’ll be creating a new body of work on a smaller scale using wire, wood, fabric and embroidery, incorporating movement and texture. I want to introduce ideas of storytelling as I’m interested both in the use and subversion of traditional fairytales, and also the tales we tell ourselves as a modern society, and what we leave hidden. I want to use traditional skill techniques to draw people in and look at hidden stories. I’ll also be working  on mechanical movements so you may find me in Maker Space scratching my head trying to work  out how to make things move.”

Instagram; @theyaffingale

Tara Dean

December 2021 – March 2022

“The outline for my time at Tŷ Pawb will move around development of new work reflecting drawings from Spring 2020 to Summer 2021.

In the Maker Space are curtains and other printed hangings that are patterned with the drawings made by some of the residents I met during the cARTrefu project with Age Cymru (where artists work with care homes across Wales

“As part of my work I screen print cards and during the residency I will look at creating card designs of Tŷ Pawb while developing a collection of cards in reflection of the cARTefu Age Cymru project.”

Instagram: @tadean7

Lorna Bates

August 2021 – November 2021

Having completed several short business courses for creatives run by Glyndwr University, Lorna decided to embark on a small business start-up making bespoke wall coverings. Everything from collaborations with interior designers and restoration projects, to one-off art installations on walled environments.

Instagram: @lornabatesartist

Georgia Nielson

April 2021 – July 2021

A Fine Art graduate at Glyndwr University, Wrexham, Georgia’s practice specialises in textile-based art, with an emphasis on rug-making and applique banner-making. 

Instagram: @georgianielson

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