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Sunday 22 May 2022

10:00am - 12:00pm

Course dates:

Online sessions Thursdays 16 and 23 June, 10am–12pm

In person workshop at STEAMhouse: Thursday 30 June, 10am¬–5pm

Apply by Sunday 22 May


Are you interested in learning how to 3D print sustainable materials made from waste?

This short course combines biomaterial development with additive manufacturing processes to introduce participants to the basics of 3D printing biomaterials.

You will:

By the end of the course you will:



This course is designed for people who already have experience with biomaterials. If you are unsure if this is you, feel free to contact us to talk things through.

The course consists of two live online sessions, self-paced learning, and an in-person full day workshop at STEAMhouse in Birmingham.

Participants will receive:

To take part you will need:



Kaitlin Ferguson

Kaitlin Ferguson is an interdisciplinary artist, whose practice involves process led investigations into the changing state of the planet. Through research-based lines of enquiry, she seeks out ways to explore planetary shaping processes and the wider effects of climate change. Through exploration across a wide range of materials, alongside participatory projects with communities, she reveals new readings of the environment that seek to deconstruct and heal the deeply embedded divides between nature and culture which surround us.



Sarah King

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Sarah King is an interdisciplinary design researcher and the Materials Science technician at STEAMhouse. Her primary role is to support members across the various routes in areas such as materials development, surface design, print and product prototyping. She also co-runs the Materials Club and supports specific members in research projects related to new materials development.

Sarah is particularly interested in the use of design as a tool to embed sustainability and equality within societies and cultures. In her own practice, she focuses on the use of natural systems and abundant materials, utilising their unique properties to develop products that can actively aid health and wellbeing, with a view to replenishing local ecosystems at their end of life, striving to co-create a closed loop system with nature.




Application Deadline: Sunday 22 May 2022

Places are very limited and we expect the course to be oversubscribed. Therefore we are looking for participants who have a clear sense of how they might apply the knowledge they will gain.

Eligibility This workshop is fully funded as part of the STEAMhouse Create Programme. To take part you must be registered as self-employed or have your own business and be based in England. To be accepted onto the course you will have to provide a UTR number (if you are self-employed) or a Company Registration number.

To apply please email the following to

  1. If you are not already a STEAMhouse member, please introduce yourself and let us know what you do, where you are based and state whether you are self-employed or have a company. Please include your UTR number or company number.
  2. An expression of interest explaining why you want to take part in the short course, what experience you have with biomaterials to date and how you hope the course will benefit your creative practice and/or business development.