Making Guns


Materiologist James Shaw explores varying processes and materials upcycling through his projects Making Guns. 'Making Guns; Plastic Extruding Gun' takes a cumbersome manufacturing process and turns it into a hand held process. Using recycled HDPE (a type of polymer) he has created a series of alchemic forms that celebrate the properties of the material.

Also part of the same series, Shaw has created a gun that sprays recycled paper fiber and a binder that mix in the air. Mixing colour as well to his formula he has re defined the notions of papier mâché creating ombre effects when sprayed onto wire frame structures that create solid forms.