Material Practice as Research Digital Design and Fabrication

This course works with ceramic by using the approach of digital design and fabrication. The final project is an installation piece named as the "Rain Chain". Water could flowing from the top tank along the surfaces of the ceramic pieces. Water could be stored in the cascading pots along the installation. Each two identical pieces are coupled together to provide the structural stability. In terms of function, the installation could work as a humidifier and cooler screen. 

Mold for Plaster Mold
Mold for Plaster Mold
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Mold for Plaster Mold
Mold for Plaster Mold
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Mold for Plaster Mold
Mold for Plaster Mold
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Mold for Plaster Mold
Mold for Plaster Mold
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Plaster Mold
Plaster Mold
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Plaster Mold
Plaster Mold
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Plaster Mold
Plaster Mold
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Plaster Mold
Plaster Mold
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Mold Casting
Mold Casting
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Plaster Mold
Plaster Mold
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Piece Casting
Piece Casting
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Piece Casting
Piece Casting
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First Cast
First Cast
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Final Piece
Final Piece
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Final Piece
Final Piece
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Final Piece
Final Piece
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Project Information:

Harvard GSD 2014 Fall | Material Practice as Research Digital Design and Fabrication
Team Member: Mike Meo, Julia Michalski, Lisa Caplan, Ping Lu

Exhibition in the Harvard Ceramic Lab Gallery

Final Work

(with water flowing from the top)

Diagram: mold to cast one unit piece.

Diagram: mold for casting the plaster mold

First Row: mold for casting the plaster mold

Second Row: plaster mold to cast the unit piece

Third Row: casting process of plaster mold and the unit piece

Fourth Row: Unit piece / coupled unite pieces 

Upper Image: Installation process

Lower Images: Installation Details