We have recently completed a project “Drapery Vases”. The collection consists of ceramic vases that are made by sewing the shape of a flower vase/pot in fabric, which is then hardened with resin. A plaster mold is taken from the hardened model and the final piece is cast in ceramics with clear glazing on the inside.
Here is a short description of the project:
“Drapery collection is a series of vases inspired by the delicate, momentary nature of fabrics. Our intention was to imitate the natural beauty of fabric and apply it’s characteristics to another material (in this case ceramics). The main challenge in the project was being on the edge of mans ability to shape an object, as the resin soaked fabric behaves in a particular way and cannot be shaped exactly as you would want to while maintaining a natural look. You could say it almost has a mind of it’s own. We could only create the outline of the product and let the model dry in the shape most natural to it.