It’s a privilege to watch residents evolve and follow their stories as they go from crafting their work in a small cubicle, to becoming a market
Resident Spotlight: Viv Wilcock
We visited Viv Wilcock, who builds handmade, custom bass guitars in Hackney Downs Studios.
Customisation includes a choice of over 300 colours, choice of scratch plate, customised neck profile, left or right handed and choice of body wood.
You mentioned before that you were an art director…?
So you weren’t really a maker/craftsmen until you started the apprenticeship?
Why basses, not guitars?
What attracted you to Hackney Downs Studios?
Do you share your studio with anyone?
Tell us a bit about your studio.
What does a typical work day look like for you?
VW: First cup of tea and then layout my tools for the day, my days are quite intense I’ll start fairly early and work straight through without breaks until about 5:30.
What’s your personal soundtrack?
VW: 8 ball by Underworld