Mould making is fundamental to many manufacturing processes, both in small batch productions and mass manufacturing. In most cases each mould is expected to produce multiples of a certain object, maintain consistency and anonymity. This workshop aims to turn this thinking upside down where participants will be experimenting with creating unique objects from one mould. By using three shapes, square, triangle and circle that had all been cut in half and layering them in a new way every time a new piece is cast the participants will achieve unique objects every time. The objects that will be cast are a candleholder and a candle, each participant designing and making a set of two.
Theodora is an Icelandic product designer based in London. She holds a bachelor’s degree in product design from the Iceland Academy of the Arts and a master’s degree in Design Products from the Royal College of Art in London in 2015.
Theodora’s work revolves around the narrative an object can inhabit and exploring ways of objectifying that narrative. She's interested in the way an object can act as documentation of it’s manufacturing process; a record of what went on between the machine, tools, craftsman and material as well as it can communicate it’s origin and former life. That often leads to discovery of unexpected qualities as well as it gives the user a subtle opportunity to reconsider our material world and explore value in a different way.
The workshop is open to a maximum of 10 participants (age 16+) on a first come, first served basis. Attendance at the workshop costs £35 (£25 students) with all proceeds supporting the SCHOOL SCHOOL after school club for local state school students.