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Personalised Lampshade Making Workshop with Timid Elk
4th March 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tutor: Timid Elk
Date: Saturday 4th March
Price: £60 (includes all materials, a delicious homemade lunch and as much cake as you want to eat!)
Use your favourite photographs, OS map, or colour combination to create a personalised lampshade. Your chosen material will create an abstract sculptural design, which will adorn your shade.
Designer/maker Timid Elk will guide you through the basic principles of lampshade making and you will leave with your very own shade suitable for a table lamp stand.
The workshop demonstrates the process of constructing a 3D lampshade. You will start by developing the base frame for the shade. Then a 3D covering, constructed from hand formed pyramids will be produced. The group will be shown the process of how to construct the pyramids, how to affix each one together to form the covering and finally how to attach this to the base frame produced earlier in the workshop.
Every participant will leave the workshop having produced a unique lampshade, suitable for a table lamp stand.
Timid Elk is a Wakefield based designer/maker who originally trained in ceramics but found more joy in creating the paper test pieces. As a result, she now primarily works in paper
Rebecca is currently exploring the theme of repetition in her curious commodities collection.“Repetition” (noun) – occur again in the same way or form
The potential that repetition can bestow on an item is fascinating; the most rudimentary of objects can evolve into something grandiose, something which far exceeds its previous status. It transforms the insignificant and overlooked.