The handmade Faceture series consists of handmade light-shades, vessels and tables. 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 object’s form before each casting, making every piece utterly unique.
‘‘First the mould of the object is hand-made by scoring and cutting a 0.5mm plastic sheet. This sheet is then folded, cut and taped into the overall shape of the product that is to be cast. The mould’s final shape, and strength, is dictated by which triangular facets I pop in and out. I do this each time I ready the mould for the next object, meaning that no two castings are the same. I then mix a water-based casting resin that is cast in the mould where it sets. The resin is poured into the hollow mould and rolled around to coat and encase the sides which is controlled by me on the casting jig on the machine. The material soon sets creating a hollow solid object. Then another, different coloured measure of resin is poured into the same mould, and swirled around inside, over the first. When it has set, the mould is removed to reveal the solid set cast piece. The casting takes shape complete with sharp accurate lines and a digital quality to its aesthetic, a visual ’surprise’ considering the ‘lo-fi’, hand-made process involved. The mould is then cleaned and ready for re-use.”