Granby Workshop was initiated by Assemble but has involved many collaborators. Product designs were developed by Assemble, Will Shannon & Lydia Hardwick. Illustrations of the workshop are by Marie Jacotey.
The Workshop was piloted with Evelyn Broderick, Patrick Brown, Becky Christian, Paula Frew, Jacqueline Kerr, Sumuyya Khader, Richard Ladeji, Sufea Mohamad Noor, Salma Noor, Victoria Opomu, Niamh Riordan, Mohammed Saad, and Sagar Sharma. We were fed by Rose Olive at 48 Cairns Street. Ceramics firing was done with John at Lark Lane Community Centre, and at Tile Fire with Andrew Cousins. Metalwork was done by Lujah and Steve at their workshop at Oldham Place in Liverpool.
Use of the building at 142 Granby St was made possible by Liverpool City Council (special thanks to Anne O’Byrne & Tony Mousdale), Spiro Borg, Penny Lane Builders Limited and the Simon brothers.
The Workshop has grown out of ongoing work with the Granby Four Streets Community Land Trust. We would particularly like to thank Joe Farrag, Tracey Gore, Ronnie Hughes, Eleanor Lee, Teresa McDermott, Erika Rushton, Micheal Simon, and Hazel Tilley for everything.
The initial pilot project for Granby Workshop was produced as part of a Metal residency, with support from Liverpool City Council, Crafts Council, FACT and the Arts Council England. Tools for the workshop were provided at a discount by Axminster. Assemble’s initial work in Granby was commissioned by Steinbeck Studios and The Granby Four Streets CLT.