The FACETURE series by Phil Cuttance consists of handmade faceted vessels, lightshades and an end table. Each object is produced individually by casting a water-based resin into a simple handmade mould. The mould is then manually manipulated to create the each object's form before each casting, making every piece utterly unique.
The FACETURE machine, 2012.
The FACETURE machine's construction is simple and purposeful, screwed together to allow it to be flat-packed for shipping. Wheels make the machine portable within a working space.
The shelving beneath provides storage for freshly cast pieces, and room for the casting stool to be stored.
The ‘hopper’ holding the powder is made simply from polypropylene sheet, in the same way as the moulds.
The casting jig at the back of the machine is simple and allows the artist to peer into the mould and control the flow of the fast setting resin. This means it is being cast evenly and economically, leaving a thin yet strong wall thickness. It can be attached at two different widths to accommodate different sized moulds, such as vases or a table.
The FACETURE project was created with the support of Creative New Zealand.
FACETURE lightshades, 2012
Each lightshade is handmade, unique, and numbered on the top. They measure approximately 32cm deep x 19cm diameter and are available in blue, charcoal, pink, yellow. Custom colours are also available.
Faceture light shades must be used with a CFL/ECO bulb with a maximum wattage of 25W. (A 25W CFL bulb emits the equivalent light to a 100W incandescent bulb.) To protect your shade do not exceed this.
FACETURE vases, 2012
Each vase is handmade, unique, available in two sizes and numbered on the base.
Available in two sizes; tall - 46 x 12 cm approx. and small - 35 x 8 cm approx
Standard colours - Charcoal, blue, yellow, pink, white. Custom colours available.
FACETURE side tables, 2012
Each table is handmade, unique, and numbered on the base.
above left is the mould in which the table on the above right was cast
The tables measure approximately 56cm tall x 28cm diameter and are available in blue, charcoal, pink, yellow as per vases and light shades. Custom colours are also available.
images by Petr Krejci and Phil Cuttance
FACETURE 'wide' vase for MINT shop, 2012, on sale now at MINT
The 'wide' faceture vase, shown above, is exclusively available through the MINT store in London and retails for £375.
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