$60

Workshop: Bakelite Ring with William Vanaria

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Society of Arts + Crafts

100 Pier Four Boulevard

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Boston, MA 02210

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This class will be about upcycling old Bakelite into finished, wearable jewelry—most likely in the form of a ring. Students will cut, file, sand, and polish found Bakelite and gain a kinesthetic understanding of what the tolerances of this material are. In addition to this, I would also cover the historical context of this material in the form of a short lecture, as it is a very important plastic. (One of the very first successful ones too! The impact that it had on the plastic industry and other modern materials cannot be overstated.) I would also spend time talking about how to identify and buy real Bakelite, as the current market is chock full of people selling knockoff plastics that are more similar to ABS.

Price: $60
All materials provided
Saturday, March 3, 2018
12:00-4:00pm


Members of the Society of Arts + Crafts are eligible for a $10 discount on this workshop. Please call 617.266.1810 for information about this discount, or to learn more about becoming a member.


Bakelite Rings


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