This is a guest post from Jo Leng, a regular visitor to DoES Liverpool who’s has hot desked and used our workshop:
I have always liked jokes, the shorter the better, so when Emily Watkins phoned into DoES needing help how could I resist.
Emily is a chef who lives and works in the Cotswolds. She must be good because when she rang she was competing in the Great British Menu (for Comic Relief) which airs on BBC2 tomorrow morning 9:05 (Thursday 4th April). She needed jokes fast and she needed them to be etched onto lolly sticks. A quick web search had given her DoES – an artist had used the DoES laser cutter to etch lolly sticks last year.
After a quick negotiation, training on using the laser cutter, a web search to find jokes, joke testing and expert consultation from John and Paul on etching and alignment the lolly sticks were delivered.
It’s fantastic to see something produced at DoES Liverpool appearing on BBC, even if it’s just a simple lolly stick!