pulp series


Pulp Series was an end-to-end investigation into recycling and exhaustive production. The process was initiated with the construction of molds to form paper pulp into vessels of five segments each. Each vessel became either a stand alone object or a waste mold for slip casting. Liquid latex or a ceramic plemp body was cast into waste molds in two process iterations, and a final iteration involved preparing the paper mold for a foundry workflow. 


Proof of concept test (above). Standard electronics pulp packaging was used to test the slip casting method. 


Molds for casting the pulp forms were fabricated in two stages. The first stage (above) involved milling a form for casting a plaster master for thermoforming the pulp-molding components. 


Medium (above)
Paper pulp, staples

Dimensions
Approx. 11 in. (h) x 5 in. (dia.)


Medium (above)
Latex

Dimensions
Approx. 11 in. (h) x 5 in. (dia.)


Medium (above)
Ceramic body

Dimensions
Approx. 11 in. (h) x 5 in. (dia.)


Medium (above)
Aluminum

Dimensions
Approx. 11 in. (h) x 5 in. (dia.)