After 6 months in Australia, Houghton started a job as a printmaking assistant at the Royal College. He spent most of his lunch breaks knitting, a skill he had picked up on his travels in Australia. It was a tutor there at the time, Tricia Stanton, who encouraged him to pursue it further. Houghton applied to Middlesex University and was given an almost immediate acceptance on the year’s enrolment after another student’s funds failed to come through. 3 years later, Houghton returned to the Royal College with his Ba(Hons.) to do a Masters in Knitted Textiles.
After years of working as a Senior lecturer alongside his own projects and commissions, with large clients by the likes of Top Shop, Houghton spent much of his time working from home. “I got fed up of working on my own. Knitting is already quite isolating; it’s just you and the material. That’s when this email came through about Kindred Studios and I thought- YES, that’s what I need!”
In addition to providing low cost maker-spaces, we offer workshops to local schools as well as working with organisations like Age UK and the Dalgarno Trust. We also run scheduled AS/A level school tours with a talk from makers from each discipline, lasting about 1 hour.
If you would like to bring your students, please email us!
Angelique & Jaime
120 new studios spaces available at our new site in Queens Park, please click on the link above for more info and to apply online.