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Paper Folding Workshop with Kate Colin

part of Make! A Season of Contemporary Craft

Detail of origami lampshade by Kate Colin as part of her paper-folding workshop

Paper–folder extraordinaire Kate Colin shares her expertise in a series of hands–on workshops in the Barbican Shop.

The classes begin with learning how to transform flat pieces of paper into intricate three–dimensional sculptures. Participants are then guided through the process of folding their own unique lampshade to take home.

'Every piece is made of a unique combination of colours and when illuminated, their appearance is radically transformed: folds, creases and angles become emphasised while an intensity of colour is brilliantly revealed'.

- Kate Colin

  • All materials are provided
  • No experience required
  • Workshop duration: 3.5 hours
  • Maximum capacity: 8

About the maker

Kate Colin is a designer/maker based in Glasgow who works with paper to create handmade sculptural lighting.

Inspired by mathematical forms and nature, her appreciation for the beauty and variety of three-dimensional forms informs her unique lighting designs. She is interested in colour, tonal variations, shadow and geometric form and uses her work as a vehicle to explore how they interact with one another.


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