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Object Casting workshop

Cast your own functional and wearable objects by merging traditional techniques with new and unique materials.

What to expect

Taking inspiration from the forms, colours and textures of the Loewe Craft prize finalists, learn how to cast with this step by step process that allows you to create your own uniquely functional or wearable objects.

This three-hour workshop celebrates modern craft by exploring a relatively new and intriguing material Jesmonite. Known for its use as an architectural building material, it has more recently been adopted by artisans to create jewellery, homewares and furniture. You will learn to work in three dimensions by extruding and multiplying geometric shapes to create multifaceted and curved form moulds. You will then experiment with the introduction of casting fillers, pigmentation, relief, terrazzo and finishing techniques.

Image credit: Haidee Drew, Education Casting

Image credit: Haidee Drew, Desk Tidy, Bronze

Image credit: Haidee Drew, Education Casting


Haidée Drew

Haidée Drew is a designer and educator with a background in contemporary craft, trained in Metalwork at The RCA. Her Objects promote playful participation while subtly addressing function through sculptural aesthetics.

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Booking information

£15 per person

Sunday 24 June, 13:00-16:00

This family activity requires a parent/guardian to attend with their child. Suitable for children aged 8-11 years.

Please read the terms and conditions before booking.

Want to know more?

Please contact the Bookings Office on +44 20 3862 5937 Monday to Friday (10:00 to 18:00). For enquiries outside of these hours, please submit an online enquiry.

For Families

Information for families

The new Design Museum offers a great day our for families including a free permanent display for the first time.