Continuing from Day 5’s lightbulb in bread dough experiment I decided to make some lampshades from bread. This time I used used bread flour with no yeast to keep the bread thin, hoping this would increase translucency. First I rolled some bread dough over a metal semi sphere.
After it came out of the oven and I tested it against a lightbulb I decided that it was a little too thick to let enough light through so I decided to drill holes through it.
I then rolled out a large circular shape of dough and draped it over a large glass and put it in the oven.
I dry the bread out until it is hard. I will probably need to seal the bread with varnish to keep it from going mouldy. I think I need to spend more time perfecting the process but it would be great to fill a big room with bread lights.
This is part of a 30 day Speed Creating project I am doing. Final outcomes will be exhibited at the Anti – Design Festival 18th-22nd September, Mestakes and Manifestos, 28 Redchurch St, London. You can follow my progress on Twitter and Facebook, Click here to view all the days so far in a row.