2017 Workshops

Elegantly Wasted



Wednesday, 15 March 2017


17.15 - 18.15


Research & Cultural Collections, 32 Pritchatts Road (G1 on campus map)


Tickets £4, booking essential as capacity is very limited

Join artist and technician Sophie Huckfield for a craft-based workshop exploring sustainability and materials research. Participants are invited to cast objects including drink coasters and brooches, using engineering waste or ‘swarf’.

Waste is prevalent in engineering. Due to techniques and processes within production, much of the waste material is thrown away. Particularly in smaller workshops, which do not have the resources of larger companies to recycle.

In a bid to reduce waste, Sophie has been collecting it and experimenting with reuse and upcycling. Through collage of materials, Sophie has created beautiful, unique and meaningful uses for waste in the form of furniture and objects.

Sophie is a Trainee Workshop Technician in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences.