Using funds from Welsh Government’s Vibrant and Viable Places scheme, designer Tim Denton will work with members of the community to manufacture 90% of the furniture to be used in the new arts and markets facility.
The centre is due to open in spring 2018.
Tim will be making use of various workshop facilities in Wrexham, including those at Caia Crafts and at Undegun on Regent Street.
Over the coming weeks and months Tim will lead workshops on skills such as wood turning to create elements such as chair legs for the new centre. It is hoped that skills learnt at these workshops will enable people to go forward to produce their own products in the future.
“I’m really looking forward to getting started on the project. All participants have been really positive about their involvement in helping to make the various items of furniture for the facility. We’ll be wood turning, joint making and assembling a number of different items. I’m looking forward to see how people make their mark during the workshops.”
As well as learning key skills, participants will be visibly contributing to the legacy of the new facility.
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