During my studies for an Industrial Design degree at H.I.T I conducted a research project which examined different techniques of combining metal powders and ceramics. The two materials were combined due to their similar processing methods and heating temperatures. After examining many different techniques and materials, two of them were chosen due to their unique organic aesthetic.
The first uses magnets to shape iron powder resulting in fascinating forms that look as if taken from an underwater scene. Although seeming fragile to the touch, these shapes are strong thanks to the ceramic material. The orange color comes from the corrosion of the iron powder and gives this technique an even more organic feel.
The second example involves melting of copper powder. This technique gives the ceramic an eroded effect as the melted copper melts the ceramic and slightly changes its original shape.
Each technique is demonstrated on a series of objects showing its versatility.