The requirements of the exercise were to organise the set-up with the camera beside the light giving unwanted blown highlights and reflections. The studio flash obviously left some bright reflections but because this was being shot with a single artificial light source there weren't many other problems. In order to get to see my own reflection, eg in the last image, I had to move in front of the lamp so that I got enough illumination to be seen. Quite honestly, this was a poor way to demonstrate the problems.
A much better way to show the difficulties of unwanted reflections was to shoot the objects again out of the studio under natural light, as can be seen here:
Having successfully produced some distracting and unwanted reflections, the next part of the exercise would best be described as something that Heath Robinson or a Blue Peter presenter might produce. We were required to create a cone out of tracing paper and staples that fitted to the end of the camera lens and widened out to encompass the object we were photographing. This was going to be difficult and hardly the best solution. I did, however, manage to get something that approximated the description!
So the principle of shooting from within a white translucent volume with the lighting on the outside shining through the walls certainly works... I just wouldn't suggest a tracing paper cone for the job!