On Monday I helped Martin in the Artist Designer Maker department but cutting squares out of glossy card and assembling them, so that he could have multiple examples of interesting paper-based light fixtures.
It was a very time-consuming thing, and a lot of very focus-heavy work to cut the measured squares from the large sheets of card, to then score them and cut them precisely, and to later put them together to form a cohesive mass, so he was grateful for my help.
The book from which the patterns came was Hiroshi Ogawa’s “The Art of Papercraft”.
Some notes from the book:
complex lantern shapes:
the shapes I was cutting (both 6x6cm squares) and the intended result:
I was thrilled by the overall effect achieved, and learned that not all teaching is about the students – sometimes you have to say “Here’s one I made earlier”, and hope they understand what it means.