Based on the Crystal Models by René Just Haüy, I worked on a small serie of slip casted objects. Although more the 200 years old, the original wooden models I saw as a child in the Teylers museum in Haarlem|NL are still very contemporary.
The geometric faceted faces are similar to the polygons used in computers games or 3d printing. It would be obvious to use modern computer tools to create my master models. But I wanted a more ‘human’ irregular shape and ended up cutting and sanding soft stones for the master model to slip cast porcelain objects in grey and white, with edges ranging from sharp to blurred soft.
This little project inspired me to work on the project ‘Unpursued Prototypes’, here I do use modern design and production tools to create wooden objects but all as an one-off.
slip cast porcelain in white and grey