Material of the Month: Beeswax

by 22. April 2014

Beeswax is a natural wax produced in the bee hive of honey bees. Due to inventions such as the light bulb and synthetic alternatives (Paraffin), beeswax has become a byproduct which receives little attention. We invite you to experiment with beeswax by casting, dip molding, ironing, embossing, screen printing, etc. getting to know its characteristics, (re)discover its qualities, and maybe find new or unconsidered applications for beeswax.

Material Distribution Date
– When: Tuesday 29.04.2014 from 16h-17h
– Where: Werkstattzentrum Textil (Entrance: Martha-Brautzsch-Str. 13-14)
(beeswax is freely available for all BURG students as long as our stock lasts)
– Special Guest: M.A. Julia Kortus ( who explored beeswax during her master project

Hello Beeswax / Goodbye Tyvek
All 25 participants of the previous Material of the Month (Tyvek) have been invited to bring and share their results – looking forward!

For those who missed the beeswax presentation due to the “Strei(k)t für vielfältige Bildung” demonstration today (thanks for joining) there is some beeswax available at the upcoming Jour Fixe 6.5 – see you there!

Material of the Month: Tyvek

· by 17. January 2014


Tyvek (watch video here)
Tyvek is a paper-like non woven fabric made of Polyethylene. It is used for buildings, lightweight installations, clothing, and much more. Tyvek can be printed, sewed, stitched, ironed, wrinkled, laser-cut, and more. What would you do with it? – Tyvek is freely available for all BURG students as long as our stock lasts.

Material Distribution Date
When: Wednesday 22.1.2014 at 16h00
– Where: Neuen Lehrklassen Gebäude, 3.OG (Foyer Mode/Textil)
Special Guest: Anne Trautwein from LUXAA