Aesthetics of Manufacture


Butcher Works Gallery welcomes the return of Aesthetics of Manufacture for Sheffield Design Week, supported by Galvanize Sheffield.

Aesthetics of Manufacture brings together examples of advanced technology, quality industrial production and the original art / craft object. This series of exhibitions addresses relationships between Art and Manufacture and how one influences the other.

Public Talk: 6-8pm
Wednesday 17 June
An evening of presentations and conversation.

We are delighted to welcome the return of popular talks by The Welding Institute -Sheffield Branch, who will host speakers on the advanced technologies of Laser Additive Manufacturing and Selective Laser Melting and support invited artist, Silversmith Ryan McClean, who will explain his use of 3D printing as part of his practice.

‘This is a technique that puts manufacturing in the hands of the artist.’
Mark Roughsedge, TWI – The Welding Institute

The process of creating advanced engineering design products requires a demanding mix of practical and creative skills, and involves an appreciation of many factors including style, functionality, human factors and manufacturing. Our exhibition hopes to give an insight into the product design process- research, sketching, detailing and CAD (computer-aided design) the visuals and the making and testing of models and prototypes.

Exhibitors include:

Erica Seccombe
Maria Hanson
Owen Waterhouse
Lionel Dean 
Victoria Kershaw 
Ryan McClean
Coilin O’Dubhghaill 

Butcher Works Gallery at Freeman College is part of Ruskin Mill Trust, a UK wide charity specialising in educational and residential provision for young people with learning disabilities. Ruskin Mill Trust provides innovative and experiential education and training for young people marginalized by disadvantage, exclusion or special learning needs.

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Venue Info

Butcher Works Gallery
72 Arundel Street
S1 2NS

Opening times:
Monday to Friday 10am – 4pm
Saturday 10am – 3pm

Contact Info

Telephone 0114 2525972

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