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Dross is a by-product of the aluminium smelting process. During the smelting all the solid impurities float to the top creating a protecting cover on the molten aluminium. This is called dross and this project aim to explore how to map out and communicate the uses of this combination of impurities as one material. This project was initiated out of my interest in material exploration. Having done several projects on conventional materials prior to this I wanted to investigate a lesser- known material to see how my customary methods of exploration could be applied and how to adapt to achieve a successful result. As this is the first attempt to consider the value of aluminium dross there were little to no information about how to work with it. Throughout the five months of this project, I discovered nine textures, made three objects out of the material that serve as a representation of the potential of aluminium dross and a handbook for how it can be explored further.