What’s Coming Up

Sligo Engineering Fair 2022
Fire the Inventor’s Mechanical Tinkering Hangout. For adults, via Zoom. Two session workshop, 5-6 March 2022, 2-3.30pm each session.
Join me for a playful Zoom workshop exploring how everyday stuff lying around the home can be re-engineered in the construction of mechanisms and automata. And it’s free.
See SEF website for information and booking.

Automata – Mechanical Art Workshops
2-3 & 5-6 July 2022
Back at the glorious Phoenix Studio by popular demand (I like to think!) after running two workshops there last summer. Re-discover your inventiveness, the wonder of mechanisms and what you can do with them.

Bridgewater, Somerset, UK

Crafting Curious Automata
29-31 July 2022

Three day automata-making course at the superb new Clayhill Arts, in the lovely Somerset countryside. Explore the creative possibilities of mechanisms, learn some basics about how they work and how to make them, and build your own automaton.

More details from Clayhill Arts

Making automata – mechanisms and kinetic artworks
5-11 August 2022
I’m looking forward to running another extended automata course as part of the college’s Summer School. Amidst the stately elegance of West Dean, we’ll be focusing on how basic mechanisms operate, construction methods, and playfully enrolling those mechanisms in the service of artistic creation.
More details from West Dean College
SOLD OUT – but you can join the waiting list