Parametric Ceramics is a series of ceramic objects that explores the potential of combining parametric modeling and slipcasting as creative tools in ceramic design.
The term "parametric design" is originally used in architecture, to describe design method using an algorithm based model system. By constantly changing parameters, we're able to get different forms in realtime, analyzing best results based on design intents, and even being a form-finding process.
Slipcasting is a technique for the mass-production of pottery and ceramics. The technique is suited to the production of complex shapes, especially if with relief decoration and thin walls. By combining this technique with digital parametric design which generate forms depending on the behavior of a computer algorithm in response to a set of data, we can create pottery that is aesthetic, hard to be crafted by hand, yet manufacturable.
The porosity of the plaster mold absorbs the water in the slurry and thus causes a deposit of material to form on the inner wall? ?of the mold?, ?taking the shape of the mold?. ?The thickness of this? "?skin" ?is proportional to the time for which it is allowed to form?.
Despite the variety of patterns, all ceramic objects are designed in two diameters. This gives users the freedom to stack them together according to their preferences. The sharp textures that were created by algorithm was then softened with glaze coat, This makes ceramics easier to use and closer to our daily lives.