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Dialogue and compromise: Experimentation with ceramics in glassblowing process

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dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor.advisor Lautenbacher, Nathalie
dc.contributor.advisor Nakada, Kazushi
dc.contributor.author Kayis, Ekin
dc.date.accessioned 2017-12-20T07:25:58Z
dc.date.available 2017-12-20T07:25:58Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/29492
dc.description.abstract This thesis project investigates the methods of implementing ceramics in glassblowing processes. Many practitioners regard ceramics and glass as incompatible materials in glassblowing process, due to difficulty of bringing them together. Main reason behind this incompatibility is the difference in expansion and contraction rates of ceramics and glass, along with thermal shock resistance and durability requirements of this process. Due to nature of this process, this project implemented empirical material research methods in ceramics and developed experimental production processes in glass, while following practice-led design research methodologies. The material research in ceramics involved with testing and analysing existing clay bodies such as earthenware, porcelain or chamotte mixtures for creating reference data on how ceramics behave in glassblowing process. Utilizing this data, numerous specialized clay bodies developed and experimented in glassblowing process. Two clay body types, which are durable and effective in glassblowing process, developed as a result of this research. Process in glass studio initiated with testing compatibility and thermal capabilities of the ceramics in glassblowing process. Following the development of durable clay bodies, glass studio activities focussed on design and production of prototypes and artworks with this material combination. Objects designed and produced during this project aimed to combine ceramics and glass together in a juxtaposition. In my opinion, this combination starts a dialogue among materials, and through this dialogue, each material expresses their individual character in their form and textures, yet compromise their materiality to accommodate the other. This research is an attempt to bring a new perspective and approach to ceramics and glass design, through material research and process development. Outcomes of this research presents a method for developing clay bodies suitable for utilizing in glassblowing process, along with a collection of objects and artworks displaying the aesthetic and functional possibilities of this material combination. en
dc.format.extent 104
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.title Dialogue and compromise: Experimentation with ceramics in glassblowing process en
dc.type G2 Pro gradu, diplomityö fi
dc.contributor.school Taiteiden ja suunnittelun korkeakoulu fi
dc.contributor.school School of Arts, Design and Architecture en
dc.contributor.department Department of Design en
dc.contributor.department Muotoilun laitos fi
dc.subject.keyword ceramics en
dc.subject.keyword glass en
dc.subject.keyword material research en
dc.subject.keyword design en
dc.subject.keyword practice-led research en
dc.subject.keyword experimental design en
dc.subject.keyword craft en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201712208290
dc.type.ontasot Master's thesis en
dc.type.ontasot Maisterin opinnäyte fi
dc.contributor.supervisor Kokkonen, Ville
dc.programme Product and Spatial Design en


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