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Quick Mini Inspiration Booklet Minor Project Elizabeth Corrie (soon to be FPD4)


First glance inspiration


Patina Rust Corrosion

Texture

Industrial Aged

Metal


Distinguishable features

Striking “acidic� colours that stand out. Textures of rust, nails and screw heads. Little details of construction to add texture and details for interest.


Nails, seams and threads can be interesting details.


Previous work

I had the chance to learn welding from a local artist and to play around with steel. I experimented with rust effects and colours and work purely from scraps and each piece was crafted through “creative decisions� rather than a preplanned design. The idea was to avoid the limitations of working on a task, and to produce creative pieces whose forms grew from the process of working rather than thinking. The experience and interaction was leading the design.

Welding and ha appeals more to


and bending the steel felt more satisfying than being hands on with word. Working with it o me, although finishing it has proven too be more complex and involving chemistry.


During an internship I did some experimentation with patterns because I had collected scrap of various shades of grey. I never really experimented with pattern in work before and it felt quite refreshing.


Throughout my portfolio, colour is lacking. I haven’t worked much with or around colour in depth or in an experimental way and I want to be fully embracive with it. I want to push myself and delve into zones I haven’t quite explored yet.


Three potential ideas... A dining set is an intriguing idea to me because it is an every day use kind of collection. ***note that this sketch is not associated with a final design but a visual display for the contents of a considered set.

I want to create something that people aren’t afraid to use. I want to create something that someone will want to handle and interact with. This idea can easily combine different materials and exploration of colours and pattern. This idea would be very dependent on interaction with each object. Weight ratio and size is a killer in choosing the right table ware. Things have to feel just right in the hands to convince potential buyers. Hygiene maintenance and the adaptability of this idea is also key. They need to keep up with modern uses of microwaves, dishwashers and ovens. Cutlery making will be difficult.

***note that this sketch is not associated with a final design but a visual display for the contents of a considered set.


Three jugs is less demanding on time constraints for the minor project. There’s not a lot of tie to wait for ceramics to fire and glaze.

A teapot is an iconic design object. It is essentially a vessel for serving a drink, however not all teapots are made to be functional. Some are made to be a decorative or confrontational. Vessels can take on a form unimaginable to the mind, but can evolve through interaction. Although I am not a tea drinker, I am inspired by a simple little routine that has deep philosophical history. It is a little routine taken for granted to take a break and escape for a little while. It is also a social activity. Bonding. Building a connection with another mind. The potential of what a teapot can be is exciting for me to consider. A whole set can be considered as more satisfying for a customer to have as a form of completion and own a theme rather than an odball collection of very different objects. It’s nice to own a set of things.

***note that this sketch is not associated with a final design but a visual display for the contents of a considered set.

I feel like there’s more freedom to creating jugs because jugs can be very decorative pieces. Although this does defy my personal motives to make works that aren’t left alone to collect dust as a decoration. Even if the jug is functional it can still be on display and not hidden in a cupboard. Jugs can be multifunctional and act as plant pots when they aren’t in use. Jugs are associated with different drinks to pour. It is not just associated with a singular one like a teapot. A downside is that they aren’t used so frequently. Usually only at occasions like parties and meal occasions / celebrations. Jugs can be a combination of materials and patterns to create a set. This set could be more of an impulse buy rather than an investment.


Mate Ceramic

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Ceramics can use a variety of glazes, types of clay and firing methods to create different effects. It’s easy to create forms and textures. It is a more appropriate material for kitchenware because it is more suitable for cleaning, microwaving resisting heat, etc than metal. However the concept of metal feels more attractive but is a personal preference reasonable enough?

Combing both...

I think I would like to combine both material but ceramics is a slow process and is limited has to be bone dry before firing. The process more instant but I am limited by workshop fa


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ls to combine aspects. I like to push myself d by time which is beyond my control - clay s is lengthy. Working with metal can be acilities.

Metal

Metal can have a high quality finish, and precious metals increase the value of a product and make it feel more appealing and special. Metal has weight and a satisfying handling experience, but it’s not as easy to replicate textures and forms in comparison to clay. But i feel a creative drive to use metal and not “cheat” my way to have a metal finish without using metal. Having a rust aesthetic should be associated with metal, right?


Initial Research Booklet  

This is just a sample booklet to act as a visual tool for discussing some initial ideas and inspiration.

Initial Research Booklet  

This is just a sample booklet to act as a visual tool for discussing some initial ideas and inspiration.

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