2 hour workshop
Concrete has the fantastic ability to imitate any surface it is cast against. You will have the opportunity to explore colour and surface texture during the workshop. You will also learn the basics of making your own concrete mix recipes.
After mixing the key ingredients together with water, concrete becomes liquid stone and the possibilities are endless, making it so versatile that can be shaped into almost any form.
This taster session will give new insights into materials and making, while teaching how to shape concrete through casting it into ready-made moulds. The aim of the workshop is to encourage confidence in others to explore this incredible material further, and to try out their own personal projects at home.
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About your host, Concrete + Clay
Curious about concrete? Keen to work with clay? Concrete + Clay offers concrete casting and porcelain paper clay classes in Haggerston, East London.
The classes are led by Jo Woffinden, a designer-maker and materials specialist in ceramics. Jo's classes aim to provide students with the skills and confidence to work with concrete or clay independently, with minimal resources and tools.
Students can expect to gain a deeper understanding of materials, through practical hands-on making and inquiry and most importantly have fun while learning in an inspiring and relaxed environment.
Classes are taught in small groups of 4 people per session, enabling individual attention to students and fast progression.
Wear comfortable clothing, please bring an apron or an old shirt to protect your clothing. Bring a notebook and pen for your concrete recipes! A calculator could be handy, if you have one on your phone.. You could bring a small piece of material to use as a texture test - this is optional. It would need to be nonporous and not a deep texture with undercuts and the size under 10x10cm. Plastic food packaging can work well and have interesting surfaces. The following safety equipment will be provided for the workshop: gloves, dust mask & goggles. Other basic equipment required for the workshop will be provided: pre-made moulds, tools, mixing bowls/jugs, weighing scales and raw materials. Cast concrete objects will require at least 24 hours to cure. They will need to be collected from the studio within 2 weeks after making.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.