Material Exploration Masterclass
In this hands-on masterclass, designer James Shaw joins the Institute of Making to reconsider commonly used materials through surprising new processes. As part of the session, James explores the Institute’s Materials Library and opens up a conversation about our relationship to the made world. Participants come away with a unique object of their own design.
James Shaw 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.
The Institute of Making is a multidisciplinary research club for those interested in the made world: from molecules to buildings, synthetic skin to spacecraft, soup to diamonds, socks to cities. Through its Makespace, Materials Library and events programme, the Institute aims to provide all makers with a creative home in which to innovate, contemplate and understand all aspects of materials and to explore their relationship to making.