Process development for Slip Cast pottery production from CAD models

Client: Bhumi Pottery
Project Year: 2017-2018

To setup a workflow enabling pottery production with designs originating in CAD models, bypassing traditional limitations in complexity and accuracy, eventually leading to ceramic products integrated with electronics and other add-ons.

Areas of work:

Mold and mother-mold design
Generative design
Study of the effects of various parameters on casting in alginate, plaster and clay

Toolset :

Fusion 360 and Grasshopper for modelling
3D printing
Alginate and Plaster casting for molds
Slip casting for clay

Status :

Phase 1 : Proof of concept delivered
Refinement iterations pending