Sean is a creative problem solver and technologist who uses design to design new solutions for design challenges. He is trained in digital art but works increasingly in the physical world via 3d printing and sculpting.
The majority of his work is in virtual reality but during the pandemic he hand built art projects for social good. He designed a miniture William Morris sculpture which he 3d printed and hand cast plaster over 600 times for children of Waltham Forest. July 2020 he held a gallery show at the William Morris Gallery. He has created 3d printed/ plywood cabinets that resemble local buildings which collect donation for food charities. The seven Mini Food banks in Walthamstow & accross those banks have generated over 4000 items of food donations in the form of canned foods.
In partnership with Waltham Forest Council
Sean plans to run a series of workshops before christmas and after new year, which focus on a number of the technologies used in the project, CAD Design, 3d printing, simple capentry, Laser cutting and socal fixing. He will target the workshops at different groups for different subjects, for teens and young adults with 3d priting and more detailed CAD and digital technology classes with artists and wood workers not yet experienced with this technology (working with Blackhorse workshop members). Some workshops and open days will be free and others will require materials which will incure a cost.
In The Studio
Roisin Ingleby, Curator of the William Morris Gallery in Walthamstow
Roisin specialises in Morris’s international links and influences. She has curated various exhibitions including ‘William Morris and the Bauhaus’ (2019), ‘Distant Fellowship: Morris & South Asia’ (2021) and ‘Young Poland’ (currently on display). Following a post-graduate degree from the Bard Graduate Center, New York, Roisin worked at the V&A Museum, Historic Royal Palaces and Teien Museum, Tokyo. She is currently developing an exhibition exploring Morris’s relationship with the Japanese mingei craft movement.