Events (July 2018)

Member Masterclass & Raft Race: Coracle Building

25-7-18

Member Masterclass & Raft Race: Coracle Building

Join the Institute of Making Raft Race crew and spend three days building a glorious fleet of coracles, before spending a fourth and final day competing in (and winning, ahem) the annual London Makespace raft race in the Regents Canal!
In this Masterclass, Kevin and Ellen Grimley will show us how to build these traditional riverboats, which are round in shape, paddled with one oar and have been used since primitive times.

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Festival of Stuff: Afternoon - Introduction to Glass Masterclass

06-7-18

Festival of Stuff: Afternoon - Introduction to Glass Masterclass

In this masterclass, participants will explore the remarkable material that is glass and will be able to try basic fusing, cutting, decorating and assembling techniques that can be practiced using the facilities of the Makespace.

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Festival of Stuff: Midday - Introduction to Glass Masterclass

06-7-18

Festival of Stuff: Midday - Introduction to Glass Masterclass

In this masterclass, participants will explore the remarkable material that is glass and will be able to try basic fusing, cutting, decorating and assembling techniques that can be practiced using the facilities of the Makespace.

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Festival of Stuff: Sand Mould Making for Bronze Tiles Masterclass

06-7-18

Festival of Stuff: Sand Mould Making for Bronze Tiles Masterclass

This masterclass provides an introduction to fundamental foundry techniques using readily available materials. Stephen Coles will show participants how to make moulds for sand casting in order to produce a bronze relief tile.

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Festival of Stuff: Morning - Introduction to Glass Masterclass

06-7-18

Festival of Stuff: Morning - Introduction to Glass Masterclass

In this masterclass, participants will explore the remarkable material that is glass and will be able to try basic fusing, cutting, decorating and assembling techniques that can be practiced using the facilities of the Makespace.

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Festival of Stuff: Afternoon - 3D Print Finishing Masterclass

05-7-18

Festival of Stuff: Afternoon - 3D Print Finishing Masterclass

Join jeweller and 3D Print expert Hannah Cameron to learn how to finish PLA prints in the Makespace or at home with various techniques for sanding, priming, painting and glossing. You will also receive an introduction to SLS printing, places from where to order these and best practice for dyeing.

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Festival of Stuff: Afternoon - Embroidery Masterclass

05-7-18

Festival of Stuff: Afternoon - Embroidery Masterclass

This Festival of Stuff masterclass will explore texture and pattern through a combination of traditional hand stitching techniques with artist and embroiderer Richard McVetis.

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Festival of Stuff: Morning - 3D Print Finishing Masterclass

05-7-18

Festival of Stuff: Morning - 3D Print Finishing Masterclass

Join jeweller and 3D Print expert Hannah Cameron to learn how to finish PLA prints in the Makespace or at home with various techniques for sanding, priming, painting and glossing. You will also receive an introduction to SLS printing, places from where to order these and best practice for dyeing.

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Festival of Stuff: Morning - Embroidery Masterclass

05-7-18

Festival of Stuff: Morning - Embroidery Masterclass

This Festival of Stuff masterclass will explore texture and pattern through a combination of traditional hand stitching techniques with artist and embroiderer Richard McVetis.

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Festival of Stuff talk: The Molecules That Made the Perfumes with Roja Dove

04-7-18

Festival of Stuff talk: The Molecules That Made the Perfumes with Roja Dove

Roja Dove is one of the world’s most respected Perfumers, described by The New York Times as ‘a master tailor of scent’. His talk will focus on developments in perfumery through the inventions of new synthetic molecules and how this paved the way for new styles, families and effects in perfume launches through each decade since 1882, all brought to life with exciting olfactory examples.

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Festival of Stuff: Afternoon - Scent Masterclass

04-7-18

Festival of Stuff: Afternoon - Scent Masterclass

Join Olivia Clemence and her glass distilling kit to steam distil scents. She will talk participants through the steam distilling process and how to emulate this set up at home. Participants will sniff a range of essential oils and learn how to blend together in perfect harmony to create their own reed room diffuser.

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Festival of Stuff: Morning - Scent Masterclass

04-7-18

Festival of Stuff: Morning - Scent Masterclass

Join Olivia Clemence and her glass distilling kit to steam distil scents. She will talk participants through the steam distilling process and how to emulate this set up at home. Participants will sniff a range of essential oils and learn how to blend together in perfect harmony to create their own reed room diffuser.

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Festival of Stuff: Afternoon - Concrete and Recycled Plastic Masterclass

03-7-18

Festival of Stuff: Afternoon - Concrete and Recycled Plastic Masterclass

Come along to explore the materiality of concrete with Leigh Cameron, who has dedicated his life to working with this material, and has masterminded exciting concrete making processes that incorporate waste plastic. The masterclass will include mould-making, casting, playing with the constituent materials and looking at different processes and formulations.

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Festival of Stuff: Afternoon - Jesmonite Masterclass

03-7-18

Festival of Stuff: Afternoon - Jesmonite Masterclass

Learn to make beautiful Jesmonite tiles which incorporate reclaimed materials. You will learn the basics of the casting and moulding processes, integrate reclaimed or natural elements, and finally sand the tiles back to expose the beautiful textures within. You will come away with two tiles or coasters with unique surface designs.

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Festival of Stuff: Morning - Concrete and Recycled Plastic Masterclass

03-7-18

Festival of Stuff: Morning - Concrete and Recycled Plastic Masterclass

Come along to explore the materiality of concrete with Leigh Cameron, who has dedicated his life to working with this material, and has masterminded exciting concrete making processes that incorporate waste plastic. The masterclass will include mould-making, casting, playing with the constituent materials and looking at different processes and formulations.

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