Thursday, April 30, 2015

Phil Cuttance | FACETURE series

The FACETURE series consists of handmade faceted vessels, light-shades and table. Each object is produced individually by casting a water-based resin into a simple handmade mould. The mould is
then manually manipulated to create the each object's form before each casting, making every piece unique.

You want to make them yourself? Well, you can order 'the machine'. The FACETURE machine's construction is simple and purposeful, screwed together to allow it to be flat-packed for shipping. Wheels make the machine portable within a working space.
The shelving beneath provides storage for freshly cast pieces, and room for the casting stool to be stored.
The ‘hopper’ holding the powder is made simply from polypropylene sheet, in the same way as the moulds.
The casting jig at the back of the machine is simple and allows me to peer into the mould and control the flow of the fast setting resin. This means it is being cast evenly and economically, leaving a thin yet strong wall thickness. It can be attached at two different widths to accommodate different sized moulds i.e. vases or a table.
The FACETURE project was created by Phil Cuttance with the support of Creative New Zealand.

On Phil Cuttance's website, the video to see the machine being used to make a little vase.

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