A unique resource

About Cass Works

Cass Works is a unique resource within The Cass. We have highly skilled specialist staff in areas as diverse as textiles, rapid prototyping, jewellery and silversmithing, musical instruments making, print and many more. Within Cass Works we have specialist workshops, equipment and facilities - including Metropolitan Works, our Digital Manufacturing Centre - which are among the best in Europe.

Our core philosophy is to work with our students and staff at The Cass to realise the potential of the workshops and technical facilities as unprecedented places for designing and making.

Specialist Workshops and Facilities

Digital Manufacturing (at Metropolitan Works)

  • Rapid prototyping
  • CNC routing 
  • Waterjet cutting
  • 3D printing


  • Woodmill
  • Furniture making workshops
  • Musical instrument workshops
  • Upholstery workshops
  • Soft furnishing 
  • Finishing area
  • Metal fabrication workshop
  • Plastic and model making workshop
  • Ceramics
  • Silversmithing and jewellery workshops
  • Restoration and conservation


  • AV/TV hire shop
  • Recording studios
  • Audio laboratories
  • Editing suites
  • Darkrooms
  • Photographic studio

Print and Textiles

  • Printroom
  • Textiles workshop

For further information contact Marcus Bowerman : m.bowerman@londonmet.ac.uk

Open access time

We are in the process of collating the information for you for all of the facilities of Cass Works. In advance of this we have created a schedule of each of the principal workshops that you can download as a PDF from the Downloads section below.


3D Workshops and Facilities

Digital Manufacturing Workshops and Facilities

Media Workshops and Facilities

Print Workshops and Textile Facilities

Cass Works Team

Marcus Bowerman

Head of Cassworks

Worked at number of management levels in the development and production of bespoke products and the delivery of services and training centered on the creative industries.

Jude Dennis

Cassworks Upholstery Technician + Upholstery Business Development Coordinator

Works on her own projects as well as high profile commercial and private commission pieces.

Padmasiri K Gamage

Materials Technician

Worked nearly 15 years as a teaching academic in Sri Lanka.

Fred Gatley

Senior Technician - Ceramics

Member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, (MIMMM) and also a Member of the Craft Potters Association.

Damian Grist

Senior Technician - Printroom

Completed a MA in Fine Art at London Metropolitan University.

Andy Hills


Andy joined the university in 1979 with a background in furniture manufacturing and restoration.

Peter Hufton


Pete works in G25 the Woodmill at Commercial Road.

Anatol Just

Technician supporting 3D Design and Manufacturing Technologies

Anatol Just is a 3D Digital Designer.

Harvey Reehal

Technician for extended degree, fine art, and architecture programmes at Central House

Harvey Reehal trained in sculpture, installation art and performance art.

Lisa Rigolli

Photographic Technician at The Cass

Lisa has been a technician at London Metropolitan University since 2006.

Stuart Yates

Senior Technician

Technician since 1986 supporting various furniture making workshops. Operates the 3 axis CNC router at Commercial Road.

Recent news from The Cass

DLHE survey results prove creativity works

Latest survey reveals a massive 96% of graduates of The Cass are in employment or further study within six months.

Interior Educators Success

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Cass tutor's practice is shortlisted for the Stirling Prize

The gallery designed for Damian Hirst by Cass tutor Peter St John's practice Caruso St John is shortlisted for the prestigious Stirling Prize 2016.

Third year Cass students awarded dissertation prizes

The Cass celebrates its third year students with faculty-wide awards judged by a panel of experts.

New London Awards 2016

Three practices who lead Diploma Units in Architecture at The Cass feature in the New London Awards 2016 announced this week.

La Rivoluzione delle Seppie

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Cass tutors deliver unique Summer Workshop in one of Italy’s most beautiful and inspiring landscapes.


7 July - 1 August 2016

Artist Lauren Goldie features in final edition of year long curatorial project in window opposite Whitechapel Gallery.

Cass students' work to be exhibited at The Aram Gallery

4 August – 3 September 2016

The exhibition at The Aram Gallery explores and celebrates the tradition of making at The Cass.

World Architecture Festival Awards

Berlin, 16 - 18 November

Architectural practices leading units at The Cass are shortlisted in three categories of prestigious international competition.

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Modern and Traditional Upholstery Awards 2016

London Met celebrates upholstery awards

Upholstery students honoured at June awards presentation at London Met's Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design.