MILK PLASTIC WORKSHOP AT STORE STORE
|Join designer Tessa Silva for a craft workshop with a difference inspired by her project ‘Chalk & Cheese’, in which she used surplus milk from the UK dairy industry to produce a clay-like material.
Participants will make the material from scratch, then work it into samples and small decorative objects, before experimenting with pigments and dyes to achieve various colour combinations.
This workshop is open to a maximum of 10 participants (age 12+). Attendance at the workshop costs £40 (£30 students) with all proceeds supporting the STORE’s After school club for local state school students.
Tessa Silva-Dawson is a London-based designer maker whose work shifts perceptions of the material world and stimulates exploration of the weird and wonderful resources available. Her ongoing project, Protein, is an investigation into the use of milk proteins as a natural material for the handcrafted production of objects.
Pieces produced during the workshop will need to be cured (similar to the ceramic firing process) therefore participants cannot take anything away with them on the day. The pieces will be packaged and ready to collect from Store Store the following week.