Past Events

Big Make Merry

Big Make Merry

Monday 17 December 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Join the Institute of Making team to Make Merry. We will set up mono-printing to provide for all your wrapping paper needs, as well as other festive activities like gluing, paper folding, marbling, casting, weaving, polishing and glittering with different materials. Our ‘Big Make’ sessions are open to all members and are a chance to learn skills in a casual drop-in setting.

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Sensory Preference in Prosthetics Study: Glasgow

Sensory Preference in Prosthetics Study: Glasgow

Thursday 29 November 2018 10:00am - 8:00pm

Are you aged over 18 and do you wear a prosthetic limb? We would like to hear about your experiences of materials in your prosthetic!

Part of Research Events  

Member Masterclass: Concrete Table

Member Masterclass: Concrete Table

Wednesday 28 November 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm

Join Leigh Cameron to mix up, cast and polish a concrete table using a bucket as a mould. Leigh will explain and demonstrate the processes involved in making this object, which he designed himself, after which you will get the chance to making your own. Prepare to get messy!

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Maker in Residence – Leigh Cameron, Concrete

Maker in Residence – Leigh Cameron, Concrete

Tuesday 27 November 2018 10:00am - 5:00pm

For a whole week artist and maker Leigh Cameron will be using the Institute of Making as his studio and creating surprising concrete pieces. Join Leigh to explore and play with concrete – find out how to push the boundaries of this age-old material using his unique and extensively researched formulations of concrete as well as an array of aggregates, pigments, moulds and tools.

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Member Masterclass: Recycling Roman Ruins

Member Masterclass: Recycling Roman Ruins

Monday 19 November 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Join archaeologist Beth Munro, glassworker Shelley James and metalsmith Necole Schmitz to explore how ancient craftspeople transformed Roman glass mosaics and metal pipes, then mimic these methods to make your own creations! This event will highlight recent archaeological research on Roman villa recycling and investigate the properties of ancient materials through exciting hands-on making.

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Public Masterclass: Recycling Roman Ruins

Public Masterclass: Recycling Roman Ruins

Monday 19 November 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm

Join archaeologist Beth Munro, glassworker Shelley James and metalsmith Necole Schmitz to explore how ancient craftspeople transformed Roman glass mosaics and metal pipes, then mimic these methods to make your own creations! This event will highlight recent archaeological research on Roman villa recycling and investigate the properties of ancient materials through exciting hands-on making.

Part of Public Events,  Research Events  

Public Open Day: PLASTICS

Public Open Day: PLASTICS

Saturday 27 October 2018 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Plastics use has become a hot topic. Want to know more this black sheep of the material world? Then this open day is for you! Our Saturday Extravaganza in October tackles plastics: discovering the miraculous material properties of this contentious group of materials; testing it physically with different hands-on making processes; unpicking the thorny issues of current plastics use, circular lifecycles and recycling processes; and taking a look at plastics’ remarkable cultural history.

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Focus Group for Prosthetics Wearers

Focus Group for Prosthetics Wearers

Saturday 20 October 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Are you aged over 18 and do you wear a prosthetic limb? We would like to hear about your experiences of materials in your prosthetic!

Part of Public Events,  Research Events  

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