Ceramics Collaboration [orig. posted 2004.11.21 at 04:03 PM]
andy and ben (ceramics) and i are working on a collaborative project to make a flexible linking brick that can both stack and hang. we developed the concept and the design several weeks ago. our initial fabrication method was to extrude the section and then lay them on a wood block to shape them into the hooked final form. then they would dry, be fired, then glazed and fired again. i have put up a photo album of the extruder plates and our first attempt.
to make a long story short... we exploded our two plates (they were made mostly of plywood) and will be abandoning the extrusion method for a packed form method.