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Acrylic jewellery workshop with Akiko Ban
Wed 15 June 2016, 18:30 – 20:30 BST
This is an introductory workshop for acrylic jewellery making, using the laser cutter and basic jewellery making techniques, providing a perfect opportunity to make your own bespoke earrings or create a professional hand made gift.
The workshop will be lead by Akiko Ban, a London-based Japanese artist and a founder of MYSTIC FORMS.
During the session you will learn how to:
• Use the laser cutter to make your bespoke acrylic pieces
• Assemble and join acrylic pieces
• Connect earring* findings
All materials and tools will be provided.
* Please note that the earrings will only suitable for pierced ears.
Akiko is a practice artist known for her lively drawings and sculptures that seek to establish a primitive, naturalistic and spiritual view of the world. In the process of creating this ‘Wearable Art’, she aims to create a special ritualistic and theatrical art object that acts as a prop and converts the wearer into an art piece themselves.
Akiko holds a BA in Drawing from Camberwell College of Arts and a MFA in Sculpture from Slade School of Fine Art. Her works have been exhibited internationally and her recent projects include the collaboration with Basement Jaxx and the legendary Japanese animation Neon Genesis Evangelion.