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We're always keen to hear your stories about how our tools and methods have inspired new ideas, sparked your creativity, or helped you develop new products and services. feel free to share your experiences on socials or send us a message at steamhouse@bcu.ac.uk

STEAMmates: Meet Susie Chillcott, STEAMhouse member and instrument maker whose primary focus is on creating handmade acoustic guitars.

Her instruments are made using traditional methods and materials including hand carved necks, tuned soundboards, scalloped bracing and natural glues and finishes. Hand-built to exacting standards, each guitar is built to be responsive, tonally balanced and tailored to the player.

Susie trained as a luthier at Newark violin school and has exhibited at the National Centre for Craft and Design.

“STEAMhouse has allowed me to explore metalwork, screen printing, 3D print and more. I’m currently prototyping instruments that utilise these techniques in combination with traditional making methods.” STEAMhouse has also enabled Susie to extend her ways of making, to source new materials and to explore fresh creative avenues.

STEAMhouse brings inventors, entrepreneurs and craftspeople together. Sharing skills and knowledge to develop exciting new ideas and products.

Feeling inspired? Apply for your free STEAMhouse membership here.