From pen making, soaps, jewelley to tatting, the crafters of Maker Faire Singapore 2016 will be showcasing some awesome skills and products. Find out more about them…
Gary- Garypencaster (Booth):
I`m a Pen designer & Handcrafting all kind of Pen …..
Jeannie Chew- SoapLah (Booth, Presentation):
100% natural soaps by local artisans
Joyce Lim- UniQ Creations (Booth,workshop):
There will be a variety of crafts on exhibit: tatting, papercraft and clayart. Tatting is a form of handmade lace that can be made into gifts for all occassions, fashion accessories to complement your wardrobe, decorations to beautify your home or small motifs to adorn clothings. Papercraft includes various forms of cards, boxes, embellishments, pictures for framing and can even be combined with clayart to make gifts for family and friends. I will be conducting tatting and clayart workshops as well as make and take for papercraft.
To check out more work by UniQ Creations visit https://youtu.be/i-UghN9xHRU.
Katherine Chua- Joy.Dream.Love (Booth):
DIY pendent and rings using washer and also decorative magnets.
Ichchha Walimbe- Art Lace Studio (Booth, Workshop):
When it comes to glass paint, we always think about painting on glass items. Yes, I do conventional painting on glass producing variety of such products like Tea-light holders, coasters, key chains, fridge magnets and glass beads. Using my own hand-painted glass beads I also do hand made jewellery. Going beyond, I create different types of flowers with wire wrapping technique and paint these flowers using glass paints. To name a few I have so far created Jasmine, Hibiscus, Sakura, Ixora and Frangipani. I use these hand made flowers to create our unique flower jewellery. I also create display pieces using these flowers. I also make hand painted accessories and create transparent glass like effect. My work includes all hand painted accessories and imaginative use of glass paints. I will conduct glass painting workshops at my booth for adult and children above 6 years of age.
Ong Sze Sze- Ong Sze Sze (Booth, Presentation):
This booth showcases a variety of handcrafted figures and customized toys inspired by daily observations, popular culture and issues. Some of these projects will feature iconic characters and structures of yesteryear. Drop by for other surprise projects.
Adeline Tan- Mia’s Wagon (Booth):
Mia’s Wagon is a collection of pretty pieces created by the self-taught designer and maker. Pieces include accessories, sewing and stamping projects.
Mary Ang- Creative Craft Lovers (Booth):
Vinnie Mehta- Nanos Arte (Booth, Workshop):
Nothing beats the pleasure and pride of sipping coffee from a mug or wearing a T-shirt that carries an imprint of your child’s artwork.
Giving expression to these emotions, is exactly what Nano’s Arte does. By facilitating the process of converting children’s artistic expressions into usable products, we work hand in hand with parents to enable children to take pride in their creation, feel motivated about their artistic endeavours and take ownership of their expressions.
Because children see their work being taken to another level by creating products out of them, they feel compelled to think out of the box, add their own unique signature to their work and be creatively original.
Nano’s Arte currently offers the following services:
- Personalized gifts re-created from creative works of YOUR children
- Merchandises (T-shirts, tote bags, drawstring bags, mugs etc.) imprinted with sketches/ paintings created by YOUR kids
- Supporting Fundraising Programs by schools and other organisations.
- Online store to shop for premium quality imprinted T-shirts, bags and coasters etc
About Vinnie Mehta: Nano’s Arte was conceptualized and founded in 2014 by Vinnie Mehta, who has an impressive body of work and an illustrative career spanning 20 years in the field of graphics and digital media. As a digital artist, she was a nominee for Canada’s Gemini Award and she has worked on several North American shows and Hollywood movies as a digital compositor.
Her own experience of working with digital media showed her how kids are easy targets to the influence of screens and technology and she made a mental note of working with kids in a way that negates this influence and helps them tap on their own latent creativities. Thus, was born Nano’s Arte, translated literally from Spanish, it means Art by Children.
Vision: Transforming children’s artistic expressions into tangible products
Mission: Our mission is to encourage children from every strata of society to express without inhibitions, influences and biases, through the medium of art and use their creations to inspire functional products.
Foo Mei Hua- Mei’s Creations (Booth, Workshop):
Mei’s Creations specializes in hand forged sterling silver jewelry. Every piece is lovingly crafted in our little home studio. We oversee every element of the crafting process, from the melting of silver to the designing and the actual forging. Our jewelry are all unique and one of a kind due to the crafting process and no two pieces are ever alike. In fact, we rarely even re-stock our designs as we like to keep pushing the boundaries and come up with new, more interesting designs. All materials used are carefully selected and we do our best to strike a balance between quality and price.
Siew Hoong Chan- Earth and Fire Clayworks (Booth):
Discover and Connect with Clay (Exhibition/ Sale of Hand-made Pottery with Wheel thrown pottery Demonstration and Clay Leaf Making Activity) As children, many of us have enjoyed the molding of clay and playdoh. For anyone who has been seduced by hand-made pottery, from bowls to vases or sculptures, the art forms evoke feelings of rightness, beauty and vitality; connecting one with clay. For those who create with clay, there is a deep connection with the feel of the clay and the fascination of the processes – watching the shape take form on the wheel or by hand building up to the firing process transforming the glaze into something personal and perhaps magical. Come discover clay and pottery – watch wheel thrown pottery demonstration or even learn to make a clay leaf! Clay Leaf Making Activity $5 only Discover your creativity by making a leaf using clay Glazing and firing will be done by instructors Participants will be notified to collect finished piece About the potter …”in a plate rut” Siew Hoong concentrates on functional ware using the pottery wheel. She is interested in achieving simple and satisfying forms that are balanced and not over-extended. She especially enjoys throwing plates and experimenting wtih the use of slip in decorating her pots. Siew Hoong first became involved in clay in 1988 with a hand-building course run by the then Extra-Mural Studies Department, NUS. In the 1990s while working int he U.S., she immersed herself with learning how to throw pots at Butte College and Long Beach City College in California. To broaden her clay education, she has also participated in workshops at the Idyllwild Arts Academy (California) and at La Meridiana (Tuscany) to learn about salt and wood firing. Siew Hoong is a committee member of the Changkat Tampines CC Clay Club. She has also participated in the Ngee Ann Clay 3D exhibitions since 2007 and Tampines Regional Library Pottery Exhibition.
TJ Chew- Weekend Ranger Leather (Booth):
Earning my keep as a full-time events planner, and a part-time leather crafter. I usually only work on projects during the weekends, as like many other Singaporeans, our week days are dedicated to the life that we call job. Hence the name, Weekend Ranger.
Julianne- Julianne Rheshara Supramani (Booth):
Julianne is a 12 yr old home schooler from Malaysia. She started learning and loving how to make jewellery in 2015. Hand-made jewellery such as charm bracelets (custom made on the spot) and bracelets, earrings and necklaces made out of pearls, seed beads and stones are her specialty.
Yarnbombers Singapore (Booth, Workshop):
We will be making a picture of a Merlion from 2in yarn squares which can be knitted or crocheted. The squares will be contributed by the community of crafters in Singapore and overseas. The finished installation will be approximately 3m by 2m. The Merlion is a famous symbol of Singapore. We’ve given it our own spin We think ours is cuter and ready for the future. Our Partners from One Maker Group will add a tech element to the merlion.