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Jesmonite Casting Workshop with Phil Cuttance

Phil Cuttance casting workshops showing jesmonite vases

Learn how to cast your own Jesmonite stone vase.

Returning this season, Phil Cuttance leads this series of hands–on workshops, with his cool, contemporary take on an age old craft. Participants select the shape of their vase, assemble their own moulds and experiment with style and colour before casting their very own jesmonite vase.

Phil Cuttance is a London–based designer/maker from New Zealand. He creates handmade pieces that are carefully crafted using sharp lines, geometry and complex forms.

Workshop Details

​​​​​Once cast, vases will be taken back to Phil's studio where they take 24 hours to set. You can collect your finished vase from the Barbican Shop a few days later or choose to have it posted.

If you choose to collect it from the shop, please make sure to check the opening times before you travel.

  • All materials are provided
  • No experience required
  • Workshop duration: 2 hours
  • Maximum capacity: 14
  • This workshop has an age restriction of 16+


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