It was such a treat to find Keith Newstead on Folksy recently. An artist whose work is frequently bought by collectors and museums around the world, Keith wanted to create pieces of automata that could be owned by everybody and so opened his Folksy shop selling some of his more simple designs.
When I feature a maker from Folksy I always ask them to send any images that illustrate their story as a maker. I nearly fell off my seat when Keith sent me these wonderful, detailed drawings of some of his work. This is the side of making that I go mad for – the process, the ideas, the workings out, the mistakes; the part between the initial idea and the finished product just makes my heart thump. So thank you Keith for sharing these with us. They are a delight.
I’ve also added a couple of Keith’s films so you can see the magic in motion….
If you’ve fallen in love with Keith’s work you can buy your own little piece of automata in his Folksy shop.