Bioplastic Workshop ONLINE SPECIAL

Jul 18 2020 14:00 - 16:00

Tickets GBP 20.00

Go with friends

Enter Materiom’s material kitchen during the online Bioplastic Workshop with Zoe Powell from Materiom. You will be introduced to the opportunities of biomaterials and the vision of Materiom through its online materials library. We’ll go through a diverse collection of abundant natural ingredients, bio-plastics and -composites. Participants will have the opportunity to follow a demo by Zoë Powell using a Materiom material recipe and create a biomaterial test at home.

All you will need for the workshop:

  • Device with webcam and Zoom
  • Agar or Gelatin
  • Glycerol / glycerine (if you can find)
  • Turmeric
  • food waste (washed & dried)
  • Stove
  • Saucepan
  • Spoon or stirrer
  • Water
  • Measuring jug
  • Balance
  • Measuring spoon

Zoë Powell is a materials researcher and designer who focuses on regenerative materials and processes in collaboration with communities. She draws on over a decade of experience that has led her to explore a multitude of biomaterial, digital and craft fabrication techniques. Zoë is also Materiom's head of Outreach & Education for Europe. Since joining Materiom, she has taken part in regional research projects and teaches at various educational institutions.

Materiom is a research platform dedicated to the experimentation and development of open source biomaterial recipes made using locally abundant ingredients and life-friendly chemistry.

Our mission is to enable everyone, everywhere to participate in the next generation of materials for a circular economy. Our international community of scientists, designers, engineers and artists develop, test and adapt our recipes to regenerate local cultures and bioregions.

The online workshop is open to a maximum of 12 participants (age 16+) on a first come, first served basis. Attendance at the workshop costs £20 with all proceeds supporting the SCHOOL SCHOOL after school club for local state school students.

STORE STORE’s online workshops aim to be affordable while supporting local artists, designers and makers during this challenging period and have set our pricing to reflect that. For those of you who would like to join a workshop but are unable to afford it please get in touch with us at and we will waive the fee.

STORE STORE is a design shop run by STORE located in Coal Drops Yard. Every Saturday STORE STORE hosts design and making workshops open to the public run by London based makers. All proceeds from the Saturday Workshops support our wider educational programme.