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Abstrakt is a set of modular plaster moulds for creating slip cast ceramic objects in a new, creative and fun way!

Abstrakt

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Abstrakt
Maria Ramon Vazquez

Abstrakt is a set of modular plaster moulds for creating slip cast ceramic objects. Assembled from a set of parts, composed from a ‘vocabulary’ of geometric shapes that users can arrange in infinite combinations. The process of creating slip cast objects is much simplified and accelerated.

In a society dominated by mass production and quick delivery, there is significance to traditional making methods that continue to provide context and provenance.
We have the responsibility to preserve practices of making, for the sake of culture and the sake of us, as a ten-fingered species.
Through teaching a skill and offering opportunity for a creative, productive engagement, this project touches on two themes: It highlights the merits of slow, traditional production methods and product ethics while it installs practices of making which are accessible to different ages and abilities.

Abstrakt is a set of modular plaster moulds for creating slip cast ceramic objects. Assembled from a set of parts, composed from a ‘vocabulary’ of geometric shapes that users can arrange in infinite combinations, position, or orientation. The process of creating slip cast objects is much simplified and accelerated. This makes the practice of ceramic work more approachable and simpler to interpret and iterate on. Users can cast their unique objects, explore, play, and quickly prototype. Abstrakt invites play, creativity and discovery of slip casting in ways they had never been available before.

Maria Ramon Vazquez

I’m a Spanish product designer, based in London, where I recently finished my MA in Design Products at the Royal College of Art. I specialize in crafts and making and have a special interest in 3D software.

I enjoy the creative phase where prototyping, making, and sketching are involved, I always look for a balance in thinking and making. I believe this duality is what makes the perfect combination.