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MILTON KEYNES ARTS CENTRE

In-Side-Out Kitchen . Heritage Craft Project

March - July 2017

 

Throughout 2017 we have been working with the Milton Keynes Arts Centre to deliver a series of workshops to A Level and B-Tech students in heritage crafts as part of a six months collaborative project. Based around the concept of a kitchen, four different craftsmen have been leading workshops in Blacksmithing, Woodworking, Rush Weaving and Natural Dyeing. Over the year four different groups of students will work to produce a traditional iron stove, eating spoons and chopping boards, woven floor mats and naturally dyed aprons.  In March we taught our first set of workshops over six weeks in wood carving. First students were taught to safely work with spoon carving knifes to each produce an eating spoon in birch, and then they progressed onto working with Japanese saw rasps and files to sculpt chopping boards from freshly cut beech. In June we are retuning to make aprons naturally dyed with vegetable skins and edible plants sourced from the kitchen.

Student Work . Hand carved birch eating spoon and beech chopping board.

Student Work . Hand carved birch eating spoon and beech chopping board.

Teaching students how to photograph their work.

Teaching students how to photograph their work.

Student's experimental board design.

Student's experimental board design.