Unlimited Edition Vessels

Type: Ceramic Objects
Service: Designer/Fabricator
Location: Bloomfield Hills, Michigan USA
Year: 2009

Here the molds are conceived of as an open system of modular building blocks that can be assembled in an unlimited number of ways, each time casting a different vessel—tall or short, slender or swollen, with handles or without handles, etc. The process is open-ended. Each individual piece is designed and considered through the act of shifting, flipping, and stacking different mold parts. The logic of the system, coupled with the adventure of making are what give form and utility to each vessel.

Central to the work is the injection of playfulness and creativity into the most repetitive of industrial processes. Even in a rigid system of production, we should engage chance and allow room for surprise.  A series of 120 prototypes have been made.