Rhyme - jewellery making workshop using recyled materials

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Artist Mark McLeish slightly out of focus in the foreground, holding one arm above their head and holding various materials in the other hand, with a creative studio space in the background with drawings and images taped to the wall. mark is wearing a yellow jumper with a striped shirt underneath and has light brown hair.

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Advance booking is required

Contact information

LU Arts
01509 222948

Create your own brooch from recycled materials.

*** For Loughborough University students and staff only***

Join multidisciplinary artist Mark McLeish to create your own brooch from recycled materials, responding to the theme ‘rhyme’.

During this hands-on workshop you will deconstruct and interrogate recycled costume jewellery from charity shops to create new pieces of jewellery for you to take home. Through the act of making your piece you will consider different positions of thinking about jewellery.

You do not need any prior jewellery making experience and all materials and kit will be provided. Places are strictly limited.

This workshop will be repeated on Thursday 1 December. You only need to book and attend one workshop as the content will be the same.

About the artist

Mark Mcleish is a multidisciplinary artist. He lectures at Manchester Metropolitan University, School of Art on the Ma Design: Jewellery course. He graduated from Loughborough University, School of Art & Design with a BA in Jewellery & Silversmithing in 2007. Mark’s practice manifests his interest in wearable objects, sculptures and installations that synergise intimacies with the body and yearn for completeness within absents and separation. His research unfolds metaphysical values that converge ideas around the intent of magic on material thinking and speculative folklore. His explorative method of merging different physical elements creates unique combinations of jewellery that provoke and surprise, and transform a wearable object into a ‘conversation piece’.

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The building has step-free access.

If you have any specific access requirements or anything you would like us to be aware of when running the event, please let us know via the booking form or email luarts@lboro.ac.uk in advance of booking and we will do our best to accommodate them.

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