Shiver My Teacup

We are very excited that our amazing April workshop will be held at the V&A Sackler Centre.

Come and transform your favorite/least favorite teacup and saucer into an interactive art work which shivers when your tea is getting cold or shakes when you get too close!

Bring along your own teacup and saucer to modify using the Arduino board, sensors, motors and Arduino software.

This workshop is part of the MzTEK project Chi-TEK, a celebration of women working in arts and technology, and offers a tongue in cheek show case of what women can really achieve around a kitchen table. A selection of teacups made in this workshop will be displayed as part of the Chi-TEK showcase in the V&A Sackler Centre throughout September and October.

Post-workshop Materials

This was a fantastic workshop, a BIG thank you to Katrin for such an informative and fun day! And thanks too to Irini at the V&A for being so helpful and letting us take over the art room for a day.

For anyone who would like to try this workshop at home, check out the Workshop Materials page HERE

Where & When

Saturday 9 April 2011, 10.30-17.00
Victoria and Albert Museum, Sackler Centre
Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL


£80, £64 concessions. All materials are provided, except the teacup and saucer, which students are required to bring.
Or enter our raffle for a chance to win a free place!

To Register

All bookings to be made through the V&A. Please call 020 7942 2211 to book or sign up through the web site.


This workshop is for women only.  No prior programming or electronics experience required but computer literacy essential.

The Instructor

This workshop will be lead by the amazing Katrin Baumgarten. Katrin is a recent graduate from the Royal College of Art and Imperial College London. Her projects revolve around human-technology-interaction and explore future possibilities within technology and art. She is enthusiastic and passionate about the cross-over of art, design and technology.

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