'Ryecotewood in conversation with Michael Buick, Gareth Neal and Raw Workshop: The Future of Making in a Digital Age'

Last edited by Glass Tank on 20 November 2017

Venue, Timing and Cost

The Glass Tank
Thursday, 23 November 2017

This discussion chaired by Michael Buick and Harriet Speed, current students at Rycotewood, will focus on the future of furniture making in a changing world. Key contributors will include Tomoko Azumi, Lucy Kurrein, Gareth Neal and Rick Mower.

Raw Workshop produce high quality products and services and work with many corporate, education, local government and private customers.They employ, train and support people from communities who face prejudice and barriers to work. Over 85% of their team will be striving to succeed in the face of issues such as physical or learning difficulties, mental health illness, recovery from addiction and criminal histories

Gareth Neal is a hands-on designer and maker, fascinated by process, whether that be with traditional tools or the latest computer controlled router. This combined with a fascination of historical techniques and aesthetics roots his design within a specific context with rich narratives and contextual reference points. Good design emanates from a depth of knowledge of the medium, and an ability to reconsider it for a contemporary audience.

The exhibition is supported by Activate Learning, The Faculty of Technology Design and Environment and UK Recruitment and Partnerships.

Further Information

Contact Details: 

The Glass Tank
Oxford Brookes University
Headington Campus
Oxford OX3 0BP



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