Vessel - Central Saint Martins

7th March - 14th April 2018

Vessel is a new project for Product and Ceramic Design students on the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design at Central Saint Martins. Using a bank of industrial plaster moulds donated by a factory in Stoke-on-Trent, students were invited to design vessels inspired by (and to contain) a given item.

Students researched the history and context of their items, using this narrative to propose design concepts. They were asked to work with a traditional production technique (slip-casting) to produce contemporary and functional pieces as part of an intensive two- week design project.

For many students this is their first opportunity to work in ceramics and this project acts as an introduction to both the potential and versatility of the material, and to industrial batch production. Students work alongside BA Ceramic Design staff and students, using their purpose- built workshops and facilities.

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Vessel - Central Saint Martins