Embark on an extraordinary journey of artistic innovation as fragments of wine bottles, stained glass windows, and car headlights undergo a remarkable transformation. Led by designer Rickie Cheuk, explore how a microwave can fusion these elements, culminating in the creation of exquisite, bespoke jewellery pieces.
Saturday 16th September 2023
10am – 5pm with lunchbreak
Participants will be able to transform glass waste into wearable accessories using a microwave-HotPot-kiln. The workshop will provide you with materials and tools to carve out your own designs onto soft bricks that will then be placed inside the HotPot and into a microwave so that pieces of glass slump into the shape of the mould. Make a pendant, or a ring, or even a glass chain; the possibilities are endless. PPE Safety equipment will also be provided. Guests will be able to take home their works at the end of the day.
Rickie Cheuk is a Materials Explorer who enjoys exploring peculiar ways of making. He practices circular design by producing objects in several mediums using waste materials from different industries.
On the day of the event guests will be picked from the New Wing reception of Somerset House. This is based on Lancaster Place, following on from Waterloo Bridge. If lost please do call 02037017499
Address: Makerversity, New Wing, Somerset House, London, WC2R 1LA
10:00 — 17:00