Self Build

A project exploring self-built shacks and shelters across Waltham Forest, including the innovative use of found materials and often self taught building techniques.


The project will unfold during the summer of 2018 and will include a series of events and workshops and a new body of work.


Lucy is looking for people who have made their own sheds, shacks, shelters, furniture or tools, and would like to photograph the structures and find out more about how they are made.

If you can help or know someone who can please contact Lucy:


Phone: 07537 180033




Gardeners’ Archaeology Event – Saturday 7th July 2018
10.30am – 12.30pm
The Mill, 7-11 Coppermill Lane, London E17 7HA

A drop-in workshop event exploring the histories of objects found in local gardens.

Have you ever found an interesting object, piece of crockery, or other item while digging your garden or allotment in Waltham Forest? Bring it along to the Mill on 7th July to show archaeologist Helen Johnston and decipher clues about how old it is and what it was used for. Your objects will be photographed to be included in Lucy Harrison’s Self Build project.

Drop in, no need to book.





Funded by Arts Council England and an Arts Development Grant from Waltham Forest Council.