Using the skills you learnt in the level 1 session (Terrazzo Coasters: Level 1 Terrazzo Workshop), this time you will create a bigger piece!
During this session, you will make a terrazzo-pattern arch display tray, using an eco-resin material called Jesmonite. Using the skills you learnt in the level 1 session (Terrazzo Coasters: Level 1 Terrazzo Workshop), you will this time create a bigger piece! You will still be able to create any colour chips and/or base you want while honing your skills making a beautiful terrazzo-pattern homeware piece.
In recent years, Jesmonite has become the go-to material for designers and artists looking for an environmentally conscious alternative to traditional resin based products. Originally used in the construction industry, Jesmonite is an acrylic-modified gypsum (plaster) composite that offers an eco-friendly and safe alternative to fibreglass, and provides a lightweight substitute to concrete.
The workshop will last approximately 3.5 hours and is broken down in 3 parts with a 30 minutes break in between each, which will allow your work to dry as well as provide an opportunity for a short natter over a coffee.
Aurélie, their resident terrazzo extraordinaire and founder of Aura Living will teach you all there is to know about this eco-resin material, its different applications, and show you some other homeware accessory examples we have been making using this great material. She will also show you how to achieve any colour chips and/or base you wish to make using primary colour pigments.
A little more about Aurélie…
“With a working background as an interior designer, I began my journey with traditional ceramic making about 4 years ago. Unfortunately, during the first lockdown, I was no longer able to access the pottery studio which made me research other crafts and activities I could practice from home. I discovered the world of eco-resin and its endless possibilities when I purchased a DIY kit to try it for myself.
I fell in love with the process, the ease of use and little requirement for specialised equipment or space, while allowing you to create hardwearing homeware accessories using a wide range of techniques, including my most favourite; terrazzo!. As a designer, my imagination exploded with the prospect of all the ideas I could materialise using this material. I am now so excited to be sharing my knowledge of this product for you to discover and try out a new craft skill.”
A note about the class:-
The class may not be suitable for people who have any wrist problems as there is quite a lot of sanding involved in the process.
Wear comfortable clothing that you don’t mind getting a bit of water splashed. The paint used will wash off, but avoid wearing your best clothes!