The holiday season can leave us with a lot of leftovers, which is why our Saturday workshop series in January will look at how we can recycle and reuse some of the waste products from Christmas.
This workshop will teach you how to turn your old Christmas wrapping paper into new objects.
This Christmas the UK is expected to throw away over 100 million rolls of wrapping paper. With so much waste paper lying around it is the perfect material to make things with in January.
Alongside Designer James Shaw you will be taken through steps to transform your wrapping paper into a paper mache paste that can be used to make entirely new objects. You will then have the chance to design your very own bowl with James' Paper Mache extrusion technique.
James is a graduate of the Royal College of Art's Design Products programme and now runs a studio in South London specialising in the design and manufacture of bespoke and production furniture and products, sculptural objects and material research.
James has exhibited internationally including at The Design Museum, The V&A, The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Boijmans van Beuningen Museum and MoMA. Past awards include being nominated for the Design Museum Designs of the Year Award and winning the Arc Chair Design Award. His work is in the permanent collections of MoMA, The Montreal Museum of Art and the Vitra Design Museum among others.
This workshop is open to a maximum of 10 participants (age 10+).
Attendance at the workshop costs £30 (£20 students) with all proceeds supporting the SCHOOL SCHOOL after school club for the local state school students.