It was started in January 2015 by George Winks of Temper Studio to kick start his creative year, as a way of testing new ideas, connecting with a broader audience and as a personal challenge to make something new each day for a week. He shared this process on Instagram with a draw at the end of the week to give away everything he had made. Following this he invited other makers to take on the challenge and to pass the baton on to a succession of creative, talented makers.
We believe that makeathingaday is about creating the time and space where professional craftspeople, often caught up in the day to day of running their businesses, can take risks, experiment, play and connect with more people. By documenting the process in real time it absolutely demonstrates the time and skill that goes into transforming an idea into a real, beautiful thing.