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Jimmy Jian, Jack Liu – Parametric Ceramics

Combining slipcasting with parametric modeling

Parametric Ceramics is a series of ceramic objects that explore the potential of design using parametric modeling and slip casting as creative tools. 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.

Parametric Modeling

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.

In this project, we aim to explore the forms which fit in original slipcasting process, hard to be crafted by hand, but with rich parametric aesthetic. Form exporation stage shows the possibility we discovered by applying distinctive math pattern in nature, adding gradual changing parameters, altering smooth or low-poly facade, etc.

Art Director / Jimmy Jian

Designer / Jimmy Jian, Jack Liu

Artist / Hazel Pan, Jimmy Jian

Programmer / Jack Liu

Photographer / Feng-Cyuan Ku

Film / Feng-Cyuan Ku

Editor / Emily Lee​​​​​​​

Parametric Ceramics from 簡禎廷 on Vimeo.

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