The project brought all ages together.
Parents worked with their children to make sand cast plaster sculptures.
We worked behind Heras fencing whilst the building work took place around us.
Developing a a circle theme with waste water and gas pipe.
Drilling holes to receive the blue pipe. Families worked together.
On the first day we created this plastic tree from polythene pipe.
Connie looking through her painted plaster cast.
Preparing clay moulds for plaster casting.
Weaving pipe insulation.
At the end of the week we held an exhibition.
Learning how to use tools.
High rise construction, from a pack of bamboo and tape.
Staff from the housing association also took part.
Completion of the first day: a great success.
The tree stood up through out the two week of workshop.
Children showed their parents how to mix plaster.
There is nothing like making things together to bring people together.
Preparing a mould using various clay squares.
Removing clay from the cast plaster block.
Work piled up outside the shed as the week progressed.
A group from the Shape Shed visited Kew Gardens to see the exhibition of glass sculptures by Chihuly.
On a second outing we visited The Albert Memorial in Hyde Park.
It was a great extension of the project on Chalkhill. The Shape Shed on tour!
Peter Pan sculpture.
We compared the styles of Albert’s and Diana’s memorials.
The barriers around the different memorials became a focus for discussion.
The Diana fountain had a makeshift fence erected around it.
Barbara Nicholls working with plaster inside the shed.
Constructing with wood.
We discussed the representations of different races on the Albert Memorial.
Constructing a signpost to nowhere from scrap timber.