Studio Mieke Meijer

water tower 02 | vase

Slipcasting is a technique for the production of ceramics. A liquid clay body slip is poured into plaster moulds and allowed to form a layer, the cast, on the inside walls of the mould. Making a slipcast object usually starts with a model from which a plaster mould is been made.For the Formwork series Studio Mieke Meijer constructed moulds from plasterboard, a gypsum-based building material being used to make interior walls and ceilings. By doing so a texture appears that reminds of board-formed concrete walls as often applied in brutalist architecture.

Before plastic and metal, wood was the forming material of choice for precast and cast in place vertical concrete. At the beginning of the 20th century wood was cheap, readily available and could withstand the significant weight and pressure associated with a concrete pour. The impression that the wood forms made on the concrete was just an accepted by-product of the process .The technique made a come-back in the last few years mainly for aesthetical reasons.

lead time: if not in stock 4-6 weeks.

 

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€ 744 for customers outside the EU

designer: Mieke Meijer
year: 2017

Limited edition of 7 pieces + 1 artist’s proof.

clay | resin

25,5 x 16,5 x 34cm.