“Ever since I was a kid, I’ve always loved to make things from scratch with my hands. I would start all sorts of projects at home; even sawing woodwork in my bedroom, which my parents scolded me for, of course! My family was quite academics-focused and didn’t really understand why I always wanted to spend so much time making stuff. So I would save up my pocket money to buy a sewing machine for myself. They are now a lot more supportive of my work, as they start to understand and see that the work that I do is wider and more impactful than just creating some handiwork. Apart from the actual creation process, teaching is the most fulfilling aspect of my job - it’s just something that is so visible and concrete. There’s nothing that beats the satisfaction of seeing students transform and flourish, even in some small way. When some teenagers first join us they are quite shy and reserved, but after a few weeks we really see them grow and shine. I absolutely love it when the students start to throw out wild ideas of things they want to make and see materialise - and I try my best to help make it happen
“My background is in textiles, so I create all sorts of things with fabric, from clothes to bags to home decorations. In my spare time, I play with sewing, dyeing fabric and weaving. I also experiment with different craft projects like glass, carpet-making and painting. I think that objects created by a person can give a good insight into that person’s feelings and character. It will also change their attitude, moving from being a consumer to being a creator. MakerBay is another outlet for us to express ourselves, learn some problem-solving skills and come up with innovative ideas. For me, creating things and solutions with people is just another way to connect and empathise with them. What I enjoy most about the community here at MakerBay is that we are all playful and collaborative people - and we love new challenges!”
「我本身係做紡織嘅，所以我會用布料整好多嘢，衫褲啦、袋啦，到家居擺設都有。得閒嘅時候，我鍾意玩縫紉、染布同埋編織。我都會試用唔同嘅媒介，好似玻璃、織地氈、同埋畫畫咁。我覺得一個人整嘅嘢好反映佢嘅感受同埋性格，呢樣嘢亦都會改變佢哋嘅態度，從認為自己係一個顧客，變成一個創作者。Makerbay 係另一個出口比我地去表達自我，培養解難能力同埋激發一啲創新嘅想法。對我黎講，同其他人一齊創作新嘅嘢同埋合作搵出解決辦法，係另一個同對方交流同埋表達重視嘅方法。所以工匠灣令我最享受嘅一樣嘢，就係大家都好鍾意製作同埋交流，仲好樂意接受新嘅挑戰 ！」
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