Members Masterclass: Pencil Making
Friday 21 November 2014 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Institute of Making
Booking will open on Tuesday 4th November at 7pm.
Designer and pencil-maker, Ariane Prin, will teach you how to make your very own pencils to take home, using simple recycled materials. Get your hands dirty and learn how to create this essential everyday tool.
In this masterclass you will explore the use of different materials to make the inside “lead” and the outer casing of the pencil. For the core you could use a mix of clay and liquid graphite but what else would make a great material for writing? For the outer casing a mix of paper pulp and wood sawdust creates a natural pencil casing, would adding a wax help to make the pencil firmer? Join Ariane for a material exploration in pencil making.
Based in East London, Ariane Prin's studio is home to a wide variety of joyously messy material experiments. All of her projects originate in their specific social and environmental contexts, with materials chosen for their relation to the locality. Her work focus in making site-specific connections between human activities and environmental principles.
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