NEW WORKSHOP! We are super excited to be working with designer and maker Katy Aston!
Fison Zair Studio is the creation of Sheffield based designer Katy Aston. The Studio specialises in colourful products with experimentation of materials being at the forefront of the design process. In this workshop Katy will take you through the steps to designing and hand making your own unique polymer clay necklace or accessory.
You can see (and buy!) Katie's new capsule collection in The Goods Store where she explores the possibilities of using clay as a canvas. Working with a refreshed signature palette and new mark making techniques, each piece is handmade and unique.
Learn the design and practical skills to hand roll and create pattern and form in the clay to develop into a wearable piece to take home in this 2.5 hour workshop. We will provide tea, coffee and refreshments.
Growing up on the outskirts of Sheffield, Katy gained the best of both worlds; being in the lively industrial city but close to the beautiful open countryside. She always had a creative flair and the imagination for design, but it wasn't until she studied for a degree and masters in textile design that her passion became more focused. Print and colour became crucial to the development of her work and she developed these skills, working worldwide within the textile industry from London to Glasgow, New York to Los Angeles and Copenhagen to Japan. After gaining invaluable experience at iconic companies including Paul Smith, Timorous Beasties, Tibi and John Lewis she returned home to set up her own design studio; Fison Zair.
We Make Works is a space dedicated to making based at Roco. We are building a range of facilities for makers, artists, designers, creators and anyone who wants the space and tools to test ideas, manufacture products or learn new skills.
We Make Works is based in the back of 281/283 Glossop Road, directly opposite the main Roco entrance.
Check out Fison Zair here http://fisonzair.co.uk