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Tessa Silva-Dawson, a young designer who graduated from the RCA in London, is exhibiting her work during the Graduate Show 2016. Called 'Protein', her project features a series of objects made out of milk industry waste, especially serum lactis. Tessa starts, just as if she was to make cheese, by heating the substance to gather the curds, which she dehydrates. She will then mix the dough with a natural plastifier to obtain granules, which can in turn be used by the plastic industry, just as any regular polymer. This material is close to galalith in terms of appearance (galalith being one of the first polymer to have been synthesized out of milk casein). Great Britain is, let's say, not quite famous for its cheeses, so it could be a good way to use English milk!
RCA's exhibition ends July 3rd.