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ABOUT US

Passionate About Inspiring Others

WTF workshops was born out of a desire to inspire and encourage people to get creative with reclaimed scrap materials.  We aim to make metal craft accessible and welcoming to everyone, no matter your age, gender or ability. We have created a work space where people can play and learn in a relaxed yet informed and safe working environment.  

WTF is an independent workshop which is shared by three like-minded individuals who bring many varied years of experience in freelance fabrication for the creative industries.

 

Tools available include: 3 MIG welders, Angle Grinders, Cut-off Saw, Pillar drill, Rollers, Brazing equipment, Oxy-propane torch, Plazma Cutter ...and many hand tools!

Meet The Team

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Annie Chapter

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Annie first started to learn about metalwork in her Mixed Media Fine Art degree.  She went on to complete a post graduate diploma in Scenic Construction,specialising in metalwork and large-scale prop fabrication and using her skills to create imaginative show props and sets. Annie has been doing special effects prop making and creating metalwork ever since. 

 

She has worked at the Royal Opera House, the National Theatre and has worked on the sets in the West End including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, as well as working on many SFX stage props for numerous shows including the 2012 Olympics opening ceremony and Take That's world tour. 

 

Annie also designs and builds stage decor and site art installations for music festivals including Glastonbury. Boomtown and Shambala.

 

Annie enjoys creating bold sculptures so if you’re thinking big, she’s always on hand with help and advice.

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Felix Rowberry

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Felix has been creating with metal since she was a child. Her interest in the art was first sparked as she helped her dad, who was a metalworker himself, creating beautifully intricate pieces and jewellery too.

 

Felix went on to focus on making large scale and impactful sculptures from costume armatures to huge sets, focusing particularly on special effects.

 

To date Felix has created metalwork and special effects for big shows like Doctor Who, Top Gear, Arcadia and more.

 

She most enjoys helping people realise their own imaginative ideas in metal.

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Jennifer anne brown

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Jenny is our guest tutor for 'Kiss My Glass'.  She is a specialist in creative glass.

Jenny initially trained to degree level in Fine Art printmaking. Then in 2009 she discovered glass as a creative medium and returned to college to complete a PG Cert in Glass and Architecture at Central Saint Martins. 

She went on to be commisioned to make numerous stained glass projects and splashbacks for kitchens and bathrooms,  including a wall art installation for Colchester General Hospital.

She also teaches glass fusing, stained glass, mosaic and design at Tonbridge Adult Education centre.

Jenny & Annie started collaborating to create metal & glass garden sculptures in 2019, and then the idea for combining the two materials for WTF workshops was born.