Little Inventors

Meet our Magnificent Makers

Little Inventors wants children to open their eyes to the world of invention and creativity. But beyond the invention drawings, there is a unique opportunity for children and makers, designers and artists to come together and collaborate to bring children’s imagination to life.

By taking children’s ideas seriously and presenting them in a professional manner through collaboration with skilled makers, we will help showcase children’s original ideas, perspectives and voices.

We also want to challenge the skills and experience of adult makers, and encourage them to push beyond their own limits by engaging with the highly imaginative and unhindered minds of young children.

Do you make things?
Join the fun!
Shepshed, Loughborough, Leicestershire, U.K.

After 30 years in different industries, became a freelance photographer, and started making art. My art now includes electronics and software, which I create for myself and theatre companies, also teach other artists.

Leicester, Leicestershire, U.K.

Tom Cleaver is a Designer and Artist specialising in sets, scenery and exhibitions. His work has taken him to Germany, France and Sweden, and as far as the Arctic Circle. His particular passion is the design and construction of colossal, ceiling-scraping puppets.

Tom believes that art and science are closely linked, and uses engineering concepts and manufacturing techniques in his creative work. He believes in the social benefits of art and is regularly hired to consult with community groups and turn their ideas into reality.

Loughborough, Leicestershire, U.K.

Sean Clark is an independent artist, curator and researcher based in Leicestershire, UK. His artwork explores interaction and connectedness through the construction of audiovisual systems presented on screen, as installations and as prints. He is the director of Interact Digital Arts and the curator of the Computer Arts Archive. He has a PhD in Computational Art from De Montfort University and in 2016 was co-winner of the Lumen Prize for 3D/Sculpture and the Art.CHI Digital Art Prize. He also likes making stuff and working on fun projects with people of all ages - especially if flashing lights are involved!

Shepshed, Leics, U.K.

I work for Meggitt aerospace as a research and development manager. We develop components for commercial and military aircraft.
I am also a STEM ambassador and help to organise STEM activities run by the company.