Earlier this year I visited the far east and travelled around Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand for three weeks. I used up all of my holiday allocation from my job, so longer trips to other countries were off the cards.
I was thinking about how I’ve travelled thousands of miles to see incredible sights, but haven’t really fully explored whats right under my nose in the UK. Earlier this year I went wild camping in the Lake District and went back to Cornwall for the first time in years.
Last weekend my girlfriend, my friend and I travelled to Snowdon in North Wales to climb the second highest peak in the UK and I made a little video about the adventure.
Last week I made this film for Workshop Birmingham. Zoe and Stephen have an awesome studio in the Jewellery Quarter that would make any creative envious. They can make pretty much anything from a whole array of materials. They were great to work with, check out their video!
Here are another couple of short pieces I made about people who make things around Birmingham.
AquaJet Profiles cut “Everything, except for toughened glass” with water supercharged to 60,000psi
Birmingham Specialist Glass make/restore/sell stained glass products.
My friend Curt and I went on a 600 mile round trip to Cornwall for 1 night! We went for a surf, met up with some friends and had a great time!
This is Microadventure #1. Hopefully there will be many more to come.
I was recently approached by Workshop Birmingham to produce a series of 90 second films about people who make things. The first one is a profile of an amazing glass worker called Charlotte Hughes Martin. She works out of The Red House Glass Cone in Stourbridge which is the building where every piece of glass on the titanic was made.