Based in a portion of the old Dualit Toaster factory, Studio Makecreate is a multidisciplinary design & fabrication studio who specialise in bespoke sculpture fabrication, product development, and design & manufacture for events & retail.
(max visitors 20)
(max visitors 20)
Art studio, Industrial
STUDIO MAKECREATE was started by designer Lucy Norman and sculptor Jonathan Batten, and our business has been based in this space for three years. Although neat, our workshop is packed with everything we might need to take on a wide range of varied projects, from floats for London Pride, mechanical sculptures for the Lumiere Festival or restoration of the huge Wishing Clock in Cheltenham.
Our business began almost by accident, when Lucy was asked if she could design and make a waffle iron that made waffles in the shape of Nike trainers...in five days. Johnny was drafted in, and after a few sleepless nights, we got it done..and the business grew from there.
Royal College of Art graduate Lucy Norman is a product designer whose career has including designing manufacture everything from furniture to sustainable lighting, points of sale and jewellery. Prior to starting the business, she has designed for companies such as John Lewis, Nike, B&Q, Argos and Agent Provokateur and has exhibited her own jewellery and furniture extensively throughout the UK and Europe.
Central St. Martins graduate Jonathan Batten is a commercial sculptor with a passion for materials and techniques. Prior to starting the business, he worked for many years crafting a huge range of 'things' such as hats for Lady Gaga, architectural models for Anish Kapoor, furniture for Amanda Lavete Architects, lighting for Westfield Shopping Centre and window displays for brands such as Carphone Warehouse, M&S and Cartier.