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RubinoWilson

Metalwork and mould-making

Introducing

Daniela Rubino and Lauren Wilson, are artists and makers who studied Sculpture at Central Saint Martins and The Slade School of Fine Art respectively, and who specialise in working with concrete and steel. In 2021 they founded ENYO a design studio which creates furniture and interior objects

ENYO was named after the Greek goddess of war, a formidable woman whose might and strength saw her feared as a figure of destruction. New, limited-edition collections are released on an occasional basis, combining industrial materials with luxury textiles, elegant forms and a refined finish. Every piece is designed to last a lifetime.

The collections are designed to accommodate instinctive resting postures such as kneeling, crouching and reclining. Sculptural forms, subtle surface patterns and soothing material palettes create environments for calm contemplation.

Lauren and Daniela also run RubinoWIlson, a teaching platform. They are currently developing a mentoring scheme for young people to learn workshop practice in a professional, non discriminatory environment. Unlearning workshop prejudice is at the core of the project.

For more information on RubinoWilson please visit ENYO Studio at https://www.studioenyo.co.uk/
or www.rubinowilson.com for more information on their regular classes and courses.


Craft Spotlight

Wax Courses

This hands-on 2 hour course introduces the craft of candle making. We will demonstrate how to heat and pigment wax, casting into a pre-made mould. Create layers or ombre colours to make a high quality personalised candle for your home. Try dipping small birthday candles using different techniques. All abilities are welcome, under 10s must be accompanied by an adult.

Pewter Courses

Create small precious objects from pewter. Using a technique that dates back to the Vikings, you will carve into a cuttlefish shell and pour molten metal into a unique mould. You will be shown how to melt, cast polish and finish your objects. Perfect for beginners or those with some experience of metalwork

Terrazzo Courses

The history of terrazzo can be traced back to the ancient mosaics of Egypt and has recently seen a resurgence in modern design. This hands-on two hour workshop demonstrates how to cast a small terrazzo vase using Eco Resin. You will design a colour palette, learn how to mix and add pigment to the resin and cast your design into a pre-made mould. Once sanded and sealed the vase will be ready to take home and use. The material is a versatile gypsum based resin, it is non-toxic making it safe to work with. The products are water based so it is wipe clean and will wash out of clothes, although wearing your best clothes is not advised. No previous experience required.

Welding Course

Introducing the basics of welding, this day course shows you how to use the MIG and TIG welder. You will learn the techniques to weld different joints using a variety of mild steel stock. This course is ideal for beginners and those with some experience who are looking to prefect their technique. All materials and PPE will be provided. We also run one-to-one sessions for welding stainless steel and aluminium.

Indigo Dyeing Courses

Shibori, from the verb root shiboru "to wring, squeeze or press”, is a Japanese manual tie-dyeing technique, which produces a number of different designs on fabric. During this two hour workshop you will be shown how to create patterns using different techniques, practicing on calico swatches before designing and making your own organic cotton tote bag to take home. We will use traditional natural indigo dye. No previous experience is required, everybody welcome.

Marbling Courses

This hands-on two hour workshop demonstrates the process of marbling in eco-resin. You will design a colour palette, learn how to mix and add pigment to the resin and cast your design into a pre-made mould. Once sanded and sealed the bowl will be ready to take home and use. The material is a versatile gypsum based resin, it is non-toxic making it safe to work with. The products are water based so it is wipe clean and will wash out of clothes, although wearing your best clothes is not advised. No previous experience required, everyone welcome.


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