Makers House is delighted to present a special workshop for their colourful summer showcase led by designer Mala Siamptani.
This workshop is designed to introduce you to working with Jesmonite, and help you gain a solid understanding of the fundamental techniques that will empower you to create your own piece of jewellery (a ring or necklace), to take home.
In this session you will be shown the different steps that creating jesmonite jewellery entails, how to form this material into a product. Using hand-craft techniques: from mixing and casting, to creating a terrazzo effect, to sanding, finishing and polishing your piece.
This class is perfect for beginners or those with some experience, They may be complete beginners with an interest in craft making, or expert product makers wanting to learn a new process and how to incorporate it in their practice. Aprons and PPE will be provided.
For more information about the Makers House; Colour Stories programme please head to our website - www.makershouse.co.uk
Mala Siamptani is a design practitioner with extensive experience in the research, development and delivery of successful creative projects in Fashion, Design and Art sector. After obtaining two masters degrees and starting her PhD research, Mala now runs her studio in east London specialising in the design and manufacture of products and sculptural objects.
Mala has designed and manufactured jewellery and object collections which have been exhibited in Cyprus, Greece, Spain, Italy, Australia, Germany and the UK. Following extensive material research, Mala’s work attempts to connect traditional craft with digital technology. Mala delivers workshops and presentations regarding experimental processes and the future of material culture. She has recently presented her research projects at the Global fashion Conference (UK), the Creativity Researchers Conference and the 1st World Symposium for Fashion, Jewellery and accessories (Shanghai).
With her design work and research, Mala demonstrates both the use and need for material research and experiential knowledge to advance craft thinking and practice. Through her work in education, she sees it as her role to pass this message on to the new generation of designer/craftsmen.