Creative Inspiration Workshop: Patination of Metals

10 Mar 2020 · 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Central Saint Martins, Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, London, N1C 4AA
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This Creative Inspiration Workshop will introduce the patination collection, developed by Richard Hughes and Michael Rowe when they wrote The Colouring, Bronzing and Patination of Metals first published in 1982, which is part of the Central Saint Martins Museum & Study Collection.

The research project that led to the book was a meticulous, experimental study of recipes for the patination of bronze, brass, and copper. Those attending the session will have the opportunity to see and handle the hundreds of samples it produced. BA Jewellery Design Course Leader Giles Last will also talk about his more recent experiments in environmentally friendly patination techniques.

Where do I meet the group for the workshop?

Participants should report to the Central Saint Martins Reception Desk, on the right-hand side as you enter the building.

What do I need to bring with me?

Drawing materials – a notebook and pencils (as you will be handling collection objects, it is not possible to use pens for drawing or taking notes)

Who is the speaker?

Giles Last studied jewellery at the Central School of Art and Design in the 1980s. Moving to Barcelona in 1990 to study enamelling. On his return to the UK in 1993, Giles joined the staff at Central Saint Martins and in 2001 he gained a Masters in Public Art at Chelsea College of Art and Design, where he started exploring a jewellery-based narrative on an environmental scale. His current practice involves a range of work that spans enamelling, jewellery and public art.