There were the usual bendy samples:
And then I wanted to make something a little bot more complicated, so there was drilling, riveting and bending to make a twisted polka dot piece
After I had done this I was really getting into the acrylic love. Greg has some light absorbing perspex which has an additive which means it absorbs the light and then refracts it in a subtle glow-in-the-dark way. I really, REALLY wanted to play with it, but I wanted to make the most of the qualities of the material. The thing I love most about second year process workshops, is that unlike first year where the focus is on experimentation, this year we can make things. So I did.
This is a 2inch high angle poise lamp with the magic perspex in place of the light. My mind is already buzzing with ways that I can improve this design and maybe turn it into a brooch or pin.
And because the scraps were so cute I made a little relief sample as well to practice gluing acrylic together.
It is a shame such a lovely afternoon has to end with going to work!