Casting Demo and Display by Phil Cuttance

part of Make! A Season of Contemporary Craft

Phil Cuttance casting design jesmonite vase and tray

Designer/maker Phil Cuttance demonstrates his cool, contemporary take on an age-old craft, as he casts a series of Jesmonite stone sculptures in the Barbican Shop.

Stop by Phil's live demo for insight into the craft and process behind his sculptural pieces. Demonstrations run ‪5-7pm on 31 May and 1 June, and a selection of which will also be on display from 28 May to 3 June.

'Their complex forms and sharp lines mean it is sometimes assumed they have been made using CAD software... but they on closer inspection reveal that they are all handmade. Often tiny imperfections, a result of the processes by which they are made, give this away'.

- Phil Cuttance

31 May and 1 June, 5-7pm

 

About the maker

Phil Cuttance is a London-based designer/maker from New Zealand.

He's interested in methods of making which endow his objects with visual clues as to how they are made. Their complex forms and sharp lines mean it is sometimes assumed they have been made using CAD software, CNC machining, or 3D printing, but closer inspection reveals that they are all handmade. Often tiny imperfections, a result of the processes by which they are made, give this away.

Visit his website here.

‘I like to think I have added my voice to the chorus of makers who believe it is important to present how a piece is made along with the finished piece itself, so as to encourage an appreciation and more closer consideration of what is involved in crafting original works.’ 

- Phil Cuttance

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