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