Studio Leaders | Rose Boddam-Whetham and Brad Marmion

Studio Timetable:
Tuesday 8:30 – 11:30 (Room 45.01.010)

Wednesday 8:30 – 11:30 (Room 45.01.010)

In this studio, you will explore the captivating world of metal object design. Metal fabrication encompasses an important range of principles and techniques for Industrial Designers that are relevant at all scales of production. Metal is a wonderfully diverse material, that can be both weighty and gossamer light. By first understanding, the properties and possibilities your ability to alter manipulate and reconstruct is only bound by your imagination.

Undertaken in a workshop environment this studio will focus on; Comprehension through the exploration of a series of fundamental fabrication tools and techniques. Deconstruction in exploring methods for removing material and manipulating light. Reconstruction through cold joining methods, surface treatment and finishing techniques.

Your studio teachers will instruct you in a range of both hand and machine techniques. You will be required to apply your choice of these techniques to a final artefact- a ‘Container’ or Vessel developed through a range of conceptual exercises, realized via sketching, montage, maquettes and samples. This studio will increase your ability to not only design effectively and cost projects appropriately, but it will also develop a range of skills across the metal hand and machine production that you can take forward into future practice.

This studio will cost additional funds for materials and your own tool kits. Students should expect to outlay $300-350 for the semester.