Past Events

Public Open Day: GASES

Public Open Day: GASES

Saturday 26 October 2019 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Save the date for a Saturday Extravaganza on the theme of GASES. From fermentation to levitation, and with foams, farts and steam engines; we will explore the intangible materials that are a vital but (often) invisible part of our lives. As always, the Institute of Making will be open to the public on the day, giving visitors the opportunity to have a glimpse of the Materials Library and its wondrous collection of stuff.

Part of Public Events  

Big Make: Papermaking

Big Make: Papermaking

Wednesday 18 September 2019 1:30pm - 4:00pm

Our ‘Big Make’ sessions are open to all members and teach skills from our specialist masterclasses in a casual drop-in setting during Makespace opening hours. In this Big Make papermaker and artist Mandy will explore papermaking through working with Japanese kozo fibres and recycled pulps from found papers, creating experimental paper sheets by combining the two.

Part of Member Events  

Papermaking Masterclass

Papermaking Masterclass

Wednesday 18 September 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm

Join book artist and papermaker Mandy Brannan to discover the creative possibilities of combining two papermaking techniques; traditional style Japanese papermaking and recycled papermaking.

Part of Member Events  

Festival of Stuff: Crazy Materials Golf

Festival of Stuff: Crazy Materials Golf

Saturday 06 July 2019 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Bring your A-game and your love of materials to our ultimate Festival of Stuff Saturday Extravaganza. This year we’re taking our love of mini golf as the starting point for a whole host of great making and materials related activities. We are also building a special mini golf course, where holes will pose all manner of material challenges in true Institute of Making style. Our events are free and open to all.

Part of Festival of Stuff,  Public Events  

Festival of Stuff: Afternoon - Body Embroidery Masterclass

Festival of Stuff: Afternoon - Body Embroidery Masterclass

Thursday 04 July 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Using two or three simple stitches, embroiderer and artist Sally Hewett will show you how to make a unique nipple or pair of lips with thread, embroidery hoops, felt padding and other materials resulting in a sculptural body embroidery piece.

Part of Festival of Stuff,  Public Events  

Festival of Stuff: Kintsugi Masterclass

Festival of Stuff: Kintsugi Masterclass

Thursday 04 July 2019 10:00am - 2:00pm

This masterclass, led by Iku Nishikawa, is a beginners guide to kintsugi: the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with lacquer dusted or mixed with precious metal powders such as gold, silver, brass or platinum.

Part of Festival of Stuff,  Public Events  

Festival of Stuff: Morning - Body Embroidery Masterclass

Festival of Stuff: Morning - Body Embroidery Masterclass

Thursday 04 July 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm

Using two or three simple stitches, embroiderer and artist Sally Hewett will show you how to make a unique nipple or pair of lips with thread, embroidery hoops, felt padding and other materials resulting in a sculptural body embroidery piece.

Part of Festival of Stuff,  Public Events  

Festival of Stuff talk: Plastic Fantastic with Mark Miodownik

Festival of Stuff talk: Plastic Fantastic with Mark Miodownik

Wednesday 03 July 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Join our Festival of Stuff evening talk by Institute of Making Director Mark Miodownik to reinvigorate your relationship with plastics, and explore the materiality of the plastics with demos and samples from our wondrous Materials Library.

Part of Festival of Stuff,  Public Events  

Mailing List

* indicates required