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The Cutaway: Prototyping Process

The Cutaway is part cozy eating and part mold translation experiment. In prototyping, the bowl evolved from plaster mold and slip-cast part to a second plaster mold and cork part. It's all a game of positives and negatives that ends with two perfectly mated parts and one coherent form.

porcelain blanks before cork shell

porcelain blanks before cork shell

casting granules

casting granules

press mold for cork cast

press mold for cork cast

The cork granules are mixed with adhesive and packed into a mold that is put under extreme pressure in a hydraulic press.

The mold produces a block that fits perfectly around the porcelain blank for final shaping.

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