The UK Craft Residency supports an established designer/maker at a key stage in their career. It enables the artist to undertake research, explore new ideas and make significant developments in their practice within the context of Cove Park’s international and cross-disciplinary programme.

Previous residents on this programme include James Thompson, Linda Florence, Charlotte Linton, Lina Peterson, Joe Pipal, Pottinger and Cole.

Will Shannon is a designer and maker of spaces in which to design and make. Through the exploration of material provenance the motivations to make and the performance of making, Shannon creates autonomous workplaces, which are physical models that illustrate a narrative approach to the design of things.

During his 6 week residency at Cove Park, Shannon intends to reassess his role as ‘amateur maker’ addressing the fact that as his skills and knowledge have evolved there is a need to explore what a ‘professional’ amateur can offer.