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I have decided to use rhino to visualize a variety of shapes, I will use the revolver tool to help me see what shapes I can create with the plaster lathe. For this project, I want to focus on creating higher vessels, because I expect there will be a higher chance the porcelain will warp more when the scale increases, I will focus on simpler shapes. It will also allow me to experiment more with lighting if there’s more space inside the piece, I think using LED strips worked well last time but I will research into how other products are made to make them durable.

Lighting designers are exploring see-though porcelain, fascinated by the delicate balance of softness and materiality it offers. Ambient light is diffused through the finely crafted material layer, whose interaction with other components brings the pieces to life. Porcelain can also pair with glass for an additional seemingly fragile look. Shapes are minimalist and linear, opening the stage to the material and the skilled combination of tech and craft. WGSN Lighting Directions: Refined Craft, Kirsty Kirkpatrick, 04.11.18

Margaret O’Rorke

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ETICA, Artisan pendant lamp

Susan Phillips

I am interested in the way a model or plan can simplify our perception and can evoke in us a sense of potential and possibility. One less focused upon the end result and more concerned with reinvention and growth.

I have never considered joining 2D pieces to create 3D pieces before, this could be an interesting aspect to explore with, especially trying to incorporate it into pieces which have been turned on the lathe.

Lighting designers are developing sleek, contemporary products to aid health conditions and wellbeing. Simple shapes, pastel colouring, soft tactile materials and programmable lighting are key in this direction. Colour Play Lighting, WGSN Lifestyle & Interiors, 03.29.17

 

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