Meet our Magnificent Makers
Little Inventors wants children to open their eyes to the world of invention and creativity. But beyond the invention drawings, there is a unique opportunity for children and makers, designers and artists to come together and collaborate to bring children’s imagination to life.
By taking children’s ideas seriously and presenting them in a professional manner through collaboration with skilled makers, we will help showcase children’s original ideas, perspectives and voices.
We also want to challenge the skills and experience of adult makers, and encourage them to push beyond their own limits by engaging with the highly imaginative and unhindered minds of young children.Do you make things?
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Azza Al Qubaisi is an Emirati Jewelery Artist, Sculpture and Product Designer, she is most often referred as the UAE’s first Emirati Jewelery Artist and known for her public art engagements with Palm Branches.
Al Qubaisi is a multi-discipline artist who enjoys exploration and experimenting with materials and techniques focusing on metal and natural materials.
Born in Abu Dhabi and educated in London Al Qubaisi holds MA in Cultural and creative industries and BA in Silversmithing, Jewelery design and allied crafts.
Sarah Alagroobi is an Emirati cross-disciplinary artist with a MA from the Royal College of Art, London. Her artistic practice ranges from installation art to painting as well as print-based to time-based media. Her journey explores the process of mark making, both digital and physical, are semiotic traces of the work’s narrative that transcend not only the history of the work but convey a kind of physical deliverance. It is often an articulation of surface that is dense with information as a way to communicate the relationship between technology and humanity.
We are a group of 1st year students from Manchester School of Art studying Interior Design and Fashion.
Laurence and Angela are well-known for their witty, beautifully crafted miniature automata, which continue to not only delight dolls-house enthusiasts but also have a large following in their own right, most automata are available as framed versions to put on your wall. They also craft perfect miniature replicas of Victorian and Edwardian household ephemera, from the very high-end Gent's shaving stand for use by the Lord of the manor, to brushes, kitchen implements and needles threaded with cotton.
We are a group of two fashion designers and two interior designers in first year Manchester School of Art who are hoping to combine our different skillsets and create a beautiful product from one of your amazing inventors' ideas.
Chris, Aka Dabble Dabble, is an artist living in the North-East of England with a healthy obsession with science, tinkering, and engineering. He says 'Mostly I just love making things, all sorts of things, but primarily I'm a participatory artist with a background in animation and a personal practice in printmaking and ceramics'.
Creative Media Trainer at Nerve Belfast Creative Learning Centre.
I have training in furniture and product design and so the ingenious inventions that the children have come up with are extremely compelling and I'm super excited to be able to bring some of these marvelous ideas to life!
I am a designer with a focus on ideas. I like to find inspiration in nature and organic forms and my process is led by making and experimentation. My past studies in Art and Design at Falmouth University gave me a freedom in my creativity and I like to experiment in a wide variety of materials.
We are a group of Interior Design & Fashion students based at Manchester School of Art tasked with creating one of the inventions as part of our Unit X project.