Meet our team! Alex is a big part of our team at TXRX! He teaches a variety of workshops at the labs including woodworking, vinyl cutting and photography!
What is your role at TXRX?
I lead workshops in woodworking, CAD, CAM, and photography.
How long have you been part of the TXRX team?
I've been teaching at TXRX since 2015.
What do you enjoy most about working at TXRX?
I don't think there is a community workshop like TXRX anywhere else. The resources we have to offer the Houston community in tooling and experience makes the possibilities of building things nearly unlimited.
Where are your favorite places in Houston?
I have an ongoing list of free things to do in town, but the James Turrell Skyspace at Rice is one of the best--it's a casual way to experience art and architecture on a personal and communal level. I continually find myself leaving with more than I bring.
Do you make things?
For the past several years, I've focused on developing a custom tamper-proof screw for use in public places. Hobby Airport recently acquired an edition of the screws--you can find them installed in the restrooms and hallways of the terminal.
What do you do you when you’re not working?
I like to eat, so I find myself cooking when I should be making art.
How long have you lived in Houston?
I grew up here, lived in New York for about five years, and moved back in 2014.
What you have learned since you started working at TXRX?
TXRX has enabled me to expand my understanding of CAD and the outputs CAM and CNC machinery in fabricating objects.
What has been your favorite project at TXRX?
It's been rewarding to be a part of TXRX's growth over the past few years, especially the expansion of the workshops and studios in the newer space across Garrow Street.
What motivates you?
The process of taking an idea from concept, to sketch, to a real world object continues to keep me returning to learning and making as well as helping other people realize their projects.
What are you currently reading/what’s your favorite book?
I've been carrying around Dave Hickey's Air Guitar for the past year. I'm not good at finishing books, but his essays ranging from jazz, to muscle cars, to art are very digestible and read more like lovesongs.
How did you find TXRX?
I was in the neighborhood visiting friends' studios at El Rincon Social a lot when I moved back, and wandered into TXRX one day. I probably followed my nose toward the smell of cutting oil.