The Performance of Matter

Today, the expression “form follows function” is no longer a representative statement of the design world. The shift has gone toward more honest materialization of design
thinking, which is the process. To that end, I use a liquid method of research to question the functional meaning of the process and to explore the idea of having objects that produce other objects.

Teapot'set is a single teapot mold that produces a whole tea set. By using a fixed amount of liquid clay, the production of each object leaves less material to make the next one. The coloring of the clay is a visual translation of this process, where the first casting reveals the initial mixing of two different colors that eventually start to blend into a single color as the clay is poured in and out of the mold, continuing the process.