Brick Forms, 2016, clay, terracotta.
As for “Crux”, the project is a research, a game, a sort of “Hide and Seek”, the aim is to seek the highest quality of form through elementary industrial practices and interfere minimally within the process, in this case brick extrusion.
For extruded bricks the clay is mixed with water, sawdust, newspaper and broken bricks. This mixture is forced through a die to create a long cable of material of the desired length. The introduction of such holes reduces the volume of clay needed, and hence the cost. This mass is then cut into bricks of the desired shapes through vertical, horizontal and oblique cuts, changing the functionality. From the umbrella stand to a fruit bowl, from the books end to a vase and paperweights realized with offcuts.