Towards the end of last year R&A Collaborations kindly invited me along for a play day at the Institute of Making – it was a day of exploring materials playing around and having no pressure to do any of the day to day things.
Here are some pictures of what we got upto on the day and I thoroughly recommend just going to have a go if you get the opportunity of a day that is full of mysteries and getting to know new people. We tried our hand at sculpting cuttle fish and then casting pewter into them. Also I got to play with plastics and combining different things together in heat – something that was immense fun as I work in glass this was a very speedy way of playing a seeing how things combine and different textures react – if only fusing was so quick! Gar…
I loved the approaches of the day and meeting with other makers and having a day of play was really refreshing. I think for many of us a day like this would be much appreciated but allowing yourself the time to just play and develop your thought processes gets pushed to the side for other things, but I think from now on I will definitely *try* to find the time 🙂
This was the Pewter session
Images are thanks to R&A Collaborations and some are my own.