A day in the life of…
I have been upcycling and making bespoke furniture for over ten years. I paint canvases and enjoy creating new items from household junk most people throw away.
Working in finance for over a decade, I mainly did this in my spare time, with primitive tools and an overactive imagination. Whilst working towards a career change, I heard about the Brick in Wigan and volunteered to share my creative ideas in exchange for training on the manufacturing side, here I have learned to use all the tools available in a professional workshop, guided by the helpful creative staff and volunteers.
I have just finished my first project, a large Victorian side cabinet which had seen better days (Haven’t we all..) . Hopefully I have breathed new life into it with some metal work, a few modern tricks and a lot of Love. I hope the person who takes it home loves it just as much as I do.
I would recommend the Brick to anyone wishing to peruse a creative endeavor and look forward to creating my next piece which should be on sale soon.