Design: Fluid Simulation Engine and Hand Modelling
Material: Slip Casted ceramics, Metallic Paint.
Measurements Cm: 29 x 29 x 45
Measurement In: 11 x 11 x 18
Swirl Vase started life as a Fluid Simulation inside a computer. Initial parameters such as gravity, viscocity and turbulence were set in order to achieve a very specific kind of simulation result, which you can see in the video at the end of the slideshow.
Once I had the simulation part, I proceeded to distort it manually using digital sculpting programs in order to finish the piece. I fell in love with the lines it created.. the contours of the vase flowing in a never ending curve giving it an air of a fluid vortex eternally in motion.