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Justin Marshall

project_Tessellating House Tiles

This work was produced as part of a collaborative project with Katie Bunnell which aimed to demonstrate the potential of digital technologies to develop innovative aesthetic qualities in low relief ceramics. It was funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and completed in 2000. The project was undertaken at UCF and Dartington Pottery with technical help from Tavs Jorgenson.

This set of designs was developed with the aim of using a limited number of tiles to produce a complex tessellating pattern. A basic hexagonal tessellation was adapted to produce a set of three tiles which can be employed in either orientation to produce simple house forms with roofs which are either pitched, valley or flat.

The tile designs were developed using Abode Illustrator and then imported into software which created tool paths which controlled the cutting of moulds by a desktop CNC milling machine. The use of this technology facilitated the production of highly detailed designs which would have been extremely difficult to produce in any other way.

Silicon rubber masters were taken from the milled moulds and these were used to produce the production ram press moulds. The tiles were pressed in white stoneware and glazed using a transparent low solubility glaze with added colour. The pooling of the coloured glaze into the low relief design was intended to produce a surface pattern embedded within the body of the tile rather than printed onto the surface.

Elements of this project have been developed further in more recent projects by Justin Marshall (see Art & Technology Residency 2005).

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Research Papers: Craft and Technology
Research papers: AutoMAKE: Generative Craft
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