Jesmonite coasters with Haidee Drew


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About this course

Make a series of four coasters or tiles from Jesmonite, an eco-friendly resin. You will learn to work with this chameleon-like material, experimenting with pigmentation, terrazzo and marbling, and you will make your own polypropylene mould to cast your tiles.

Course Description

Jesmonite is a fine concrete-like material known for its use as an architectural and sculptural building material, although it has more recently been adopted by artisans to create bright and ambitious jewellery, homewares and furniture.

In this one day experimental course, you will learn all about casting Jesmonite to create beautiful finishes and techniques using pigmentation, colour mixing, terrazzo and marbling. You will learn how to make a polypropylene mould and cast with your chosen techniques.

By the end of the day, you will have four beautifully finished and ready to use tiles/coasters to use in your home.

This course is suitable for any level and you will not need any experience of working with casting or Jesmonite for this course, so come as a complete beginner or with some prior knowledge.

This course is part of our 50th anniversary celebrations – learn a traditional skill with a selection of 50 special one-day courses inspired by original 1970s subjects or focusing on heritage crafts.


Timetable for one day courses

Students should arrive by 9am for registration.

Classes are from 9.15 - 5pm

Lunch is included.

Course Materials


  • On this course the College will supply all of the materials including Jesmonite, Jesmonite pigments, wet and dry paper, gloves, paper cups 8oz, mixing sticks, polypropelene, tape and cork.

What students need to bring

  • You may like to bring some visual inspiration for a colour scheme (please note that it is very difficult to perfectly colour match).


Haidee Drew

Haidée Drew is a London based artist trained in silversmithing and jewellery at the RCA establishing her studio in 2007. Most known for her reflective artworks Haidée supplied her own brand products to the Conran Shop, Liberty and museums such as the Louvre and the Design Museum where she also teaches.

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