Joe Hines Makes Stuff
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CRAFT

 

Craft

 

 

CRAFT

Using the processes of slip casting as a design catalyst this installation aims to express a control over the interior spaces of a simple ceramic piece.

 

 

 
 
 

PROJECT DETAILS_Using the processes of slip casting as a design catalyst this installation aims to express a control over the interior spaces of a simple ceramic piece. Through the use of a single mold manipulated to be capable of generating 3 different component variations, a multitude of pieces of varying depths were created. By deforming the pieces when wet additional opportunities arose to create a wall capable of acting spatially rather then the previous iterations of planer aggregations . The combination of the inherent void, varying depths and ability to precisely deform a component all while using a single mold allowed for a great deal of control over the void. The void in this installation is of tremendous importance in that it entices the viewer to look beyond any imperfections and look deeper into the interior spaces of each component.

TEAM_Joseph Hines + Lindsey Dubas + Mike Kehoe

METHODS_Rhinoceros, Grasshopper, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, CNC Milling, Slip Cast Ceramic

ACCOLADES_ Featured in Rensselaer INFLUX Publication

 
 

 

DIGITAL FABRICATION MEETS TRADITIONAL CRAFT

This work looked at the potential of merging the traditional craft of slip-casting with digital means of fabrication. Provoking a revaluation of new trends in digital fabrication specifically in relationship to the potentials brought about by craft.  Starting with a single CNC milled piece, a mold could be created using traditional plaster casting techniques. After further refinement of the mold liquid slip was poured in and allowed to dry. The excess slip was poured out and the remaining form was set to dry. The process of crafting these piece at a large scale brought about many problems with cracking, breaking, an inconsistent thickness. Yet it were such material challenges that prompted a reconsideration of typical means of production, I.e. one unit type = one mould. This project rejected such a notion and instead looked for potential in the material and material processes themselves. 

_ 1 CNC Milled Negative

_ 2 Full Scale Installations

_ 150 Cast Ceramic Elements

 
 
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