Manor Maker is a micro-manufacturing workshop based in the Manor area of Sheffield. The Manor Maker team work alongside local people to collaboratively research, design, run and make changes to their local environment, through public artworks, design pieces and events, encouraging people to play a more active role in shaping where they live and work.
Running every Saturday for 3 months in 2016, Project JOYRIDE saw seven 14-19 year old’s learn how to design, build and artwork, their own Soapbox Derby Cars, using both contemporary digital manufacturing and traditional artisan skills and techniques.
Christopher’s award winning work has gained international recognition and has been extensively published and exhibited. Christopher encourages the use of our imagination as a storytelling platform for ideas, creation and play.
As children we dream up fantastical ideas and stories, looking at objects questioning why things are like they are. A child can find a slightly bent branch on a woodland walk and turn it into a bow, sword, machine gun, magic wand or drawing implement. As we get older we tend to forget our old friend imagination.