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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.

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 kinetic sculptures and silver jewellery.

 

Felix went on to focus on making large scale and impactful sculptures, from pyro-kinetic devices for live orchestra events to bespoke circus equipment, focusing particularly on special effects.

 

To date Felix has created metalwork and special effects for shows like Doctor Who, Top Gear, and X-Factor. She was the gas effects manager for Arcadia for several years, and has worked on pyrotechnic displays across the country. 

Felix has also worked as a facilitator at several forest schools, and has discovered that these days she most enjoys helping people realise their own creative potential. 

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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's Kiss My Glass course was born.