The Democratic Cup

The Democratic Cup

The Democratic Cup is the brainchild of Maine potter and activist Ayumi Horie.  She approached me with this grand idea of creating cups designed by studio potters that would be conduits for conversations of progressive issues. We designed a system to translate designs from other studio potters and illustrators into an object that can be replicated and sold to the public.  Ultimately the vision is to have objects create a safe space to share experiences and raise money for progressive nonprofits.

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On Moving

On Moving

Moving is hard. It’s frustrating, difficult, and is said to be the third most stressful event that any person will go through in their life. It is easier when you are moving objects that are meaningful. You will pull out things that may not have the best memories and shed them. You have the ability to accept where you are, and by packing up and moving you are able to choose where to go and what you will take with you.

 

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What is slipcasting?

What is slipcasting?

There is a major gap in the design fields involvement with materials and production process. One crucial aspect of The Bright Angle is that we design or facilitate design for a specific process specific to that material. The method we use in our studio is called slipcasting, which is a technique using mold systems and liquid porcelain to produce ceramic objects.

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The Bright Angle

The Bright Angle

I have several goals for The Bright Angle, some of which are abstract and some of which are concrete. One, to have a space or facility that can allow my friends or fellow artists to realize an idea from mind to two dimensional drawing to three dimensional object as easily as possible. I would like our studio to be a facility for translating plans to objects.

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