As some of you may have noticed, I prefer a holistic approach and feel reluctant spreading myself thin within a multiple channel setup. I am acutely aware that the proliferation of mediated information is a defining feature of our times. It is peddled as democratising by the endlessly optimistic, while simultaneously cheapening in it’s ability to reduce the value of imparted knowledge. I will be the first to admit it can be dogmatic, prissy and boring, but it also provides a glimpse into worlds many of us would rarely have a chance to see.
I’ve taken onboard some of the comments in the recent videos and decided to reorganise my website. Everything I film navigates around a space which exists both as a workshop and a studio. These two spaces function entirely differently, and while the workshop is of interest to me because of its ability to develop skill, the studio provides an environment for creative ingenuity and expressive output. Craft should always be the same, which is the kind of video expected from my channel, while art should always be different which is the something I’d like to do.
I have decided to create two primary categories with which to subdivide the videos on my website, reflecting this difference. At the head of the website is a new navigation bar, where you will find the two dropdown menus. Under the workshop category, I will include the various processes, machines, hand tools, storage and extraction solutions involved in developing the workshop environment, which happens to allow the second category, the studio, to function.
Within the studio category I will include the various things which are made via the workshop, however exist in their own right. This will include self made artefacts, bespoke filming equipment, services in relation to art, varnishes and finishes, and finally folkish, toys and puzzles.
Also on this navigation bar, you can find the Q&A section, where I will answer or ridicule question collected over several videos. There is also a paypal donation button, in case you want to put your money where your mouth is, so to speak, which upon donation you will access a notably dry pre-recorded thank you message from myself.