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Lamp Making Workshop - Hull

Two examples from the last workshop.

"Such a great session, we really enjoyed it! Learning techniques for drilling glass (without it exploding into billions of pieces!) was a definite highlight! I can't recommend these workshops highly enough".

C.B. - East Yorkshire

Learn how to make your own lamp in this practical hands-on workshop.

The workshop which is run by Rob Fawcett (Raw Home Creative Director) will teach you how to make your very own lamp out of virtually anything. Rob is well known for his upcycling and incorporates this into the work at Raw Home so you can expect to be creating some unique and interesting lighting. Rob has created numerous lighting designs for clients some of which can be seen on BBC2’s The Great Interior Design Challenge but has also added names like DIY SOS and Grand Designs to his portfolio during the last year.

During this 4 hour workshop you will learn how to safely and correctly wire a plug for your lamp, drill and prepare the body of the lamp and wire the light fitting. Once completed and checked you will be provided with a low energy filament style bulb and hey presto! Your lamp should be ready to show off in your home.

The course price is for you to create one lamp of your choice. We encourage you to bring along an item that you would like to make into a lamp although we can provide some alternatives like reclaimed wood, kilner jars or our random generator of reclaimed / salvaged / eclectic items. If you do not have your own item to bring with you then please contact us to discuss this prior to the event.

The workshop will be held at Emmaus Charity superstore which is located on Lockwood Street in Hull HU2 0HN.

The venue benefits from ample free parking directly outside and is accessible to all.

Hot and cold drinks will be available on the day and there are toilet facilities located within the superstore. All drinks MUST be kept away from the work area. This is primarily for health and safety reasons but also it would not be acceptable to cause any discomfort to any other members of the group.

Further course dates will be added shortly for the upcoming months - please email us at info@raw-home.co.uk to register your interest.
raw kids workshops

At raw home we believe in investing in the future, the future of the environment through sustainable design and use of materials. However, the future is only as bright as the people at the helm, and that responsibility falls at the feet of our children. In a generation now growing up on computers, youtube, electronic interaction and seemingly decreasing creativity the time to act is now.

With this in mind, our upcycling workshops are aimed at demonstrating to children how we can reduce waste, repurpose unwanted items and how to recycle correctly so that our oceans, rivers and green spaces do not suffer continued mass pollution. We work closely with after-school care providers such as kids clubs to offer half day and full day workshops where  we talk about waste and the impact on the environment, use some of these common household waste items to produce usable items for the children which they can take home and encourage creative thinking towards problems surrounding waste, materials, building products and sustainability.





The workshops

Each workshop is different and although at times some of the discussions may be similar, the core workshop will vary and the children will produce a different item made using waste materials or items destined for landfill.

Depending on the requirements of each care provider and number of workshops booked may mean that the children are tasked with working collaboratively on a larger project rather than individual projects.

The workshops are 2.5 hours long but there are allotted break times accounted for. All workshops are conducted by Rob our creative director who also works with children of primary and secondary school age.

In addition to Rob being the Creative Director of Raw Home he is also a drum practitioner and spends time working with vulnerable children in schools using drums as a method of alternative therapy.

This area of Robs work means that he is also DBS (enhanced) Checked and approved.

Depending on the specific care providers requirements in conjunction with our own requirements it is likely that at least one additional member of staff would be present during each workshop.

How to book

For any further information and costings or to discuss Raw Home providing upcycling and creativity workshops for you and your organisation then please feel free to contact us via the contact form on this website.

Alternatively we can be contacted by phone on 07817 225780.

Thanks for reading, lets inspire the next generation!

raw @ Emmaus

2019 has brought a few new partnerships to Raw Home but in particular is our work with EmmausUK. The charity aims to reduce homelessness by offering a safe place to live in exchange for paid work within its community. The organisation operates numerous communities across the UK and helps to rebuild the confidence, skills and self belief of their companions. We are now working with Emmaus to offer monthly workshops around upcycling for their companions.