Use a 3D printer at Leeds’ first ever Craft Hack

Studio 12 librarian Claire Duffield with the 3D printer
Studio 12 librarian Claire Duffield with the 3D printer
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Tech fans will be able to get their hands on a 3D printer when the first ever Leeds Craft Hack is hosted in the city centre next week.

Cutting edge digital technology and the latest art and design techniques will be showcased in the new, day-long event at Leeds City Museum on October 14.

The 3D printer will be brought along by Leeds-based audio-visual hub Studio 12, giving visitors the chance to make their own jewellery.

Studio 12 librarian Claire Duffield said: “We’ve had the 3D printer for a while so we’ve been learning all about it and it’s fascinating. We think now’s the time to give people the chance to experiment with it and see for themselves what it can do.”

She added: “Leeds Craft Hack is a fantastic idea and a really innovative way of getting people to look at craft and design in a whole new way.”

The Craft Hack, a day-long programme of workshops and demonstrations, has seen the museum team up with experts at Leeds Hack Space. An innovative local group that brings together creative people and the latest tools, the Hack Space has access to high-tech equipment including a laser cutter, metal lathe, and a vinyl cutter.

Coun Brian Selby, Leeds City Council’s lead member for museums and galleries, said: “The Leeds Craft hack is an exciting addition to the museum’s calendar and a great chance to 
drop in and learn about something different which they may have never seen up close before.”

Entry and all activities are free but some need booking in advance: email city.museum@leeds.gov.uk

Visit: www.leeds.gov.uk/Events/Pages/leeds-craft-hack.aspx

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