Today we will talk about early Remolten pieces: Less CPP lava vs porcelain lights
The shape of its light components is obtained with the technique given by the Catenary Pottery Printer, taking into account the variables of amount of porcelain layers, translucency, reinforcement of the porcelain components with lava and the baking temperature, to obtain the final shape for each component.
Casting over the fabric determines the exterior shape, and so, the number of times this process is done determines the thickness of the pieces. The levels of translucency of porcelain can be controlled with the number of layers that are added and filled curves, which can be seen when the piece is enlightened.
These lights include an anchor point for each porcelain piece, so it was necessary to strengthen the area. The incorporation of a different material has to be made in order to reinforce the hanging zone and keep the translucency of the porcelain without augmenting the thickness of the piece. Also, it was needed to generate a shadow or contrast that would integrate the anchor point to the visual expression of the piece. For that we made a lava switch.
Basically with put the lava chunks over the porcelain and the result was that lava drains slowly over solid piece of porcelain, where the shape, gravity and temperature allow (almost like a candy). Finally, thanks to the slow cooling process, the lava contracts gradually without breaking the porcelain but holds it completely, achieving a collaborative material with zones of greater mechanical resistance within the piece.
This last method generates a perfect fit for the development of luminaries made by CPP system, that allow us to generate very slim and reinforced pieces, establishing a contrast between opacity in the hanging points and translucency over the edges where the light comes through. (SWIPE FOR MORE PICTURES)
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