product designer

Eco

Mass producing plant pots

Now that I have two moulds for casting my plant pots, things are running a lot more smoothly. One of the things I love about ceramics, is that you can multitask. This has  proved pretty effective this week where i need to be about three different places at once. While my pots are setting in the moulds, I've been working towards perfecting the tech in my product- but I'll get to that later.

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Anyway, back to the plantpots! I'm really happy with the quality of my casts from the past few days. They are definitely improving as time goes on, which is great. Although, I don't want to get too caught up in the ceramic process so I aim to finish casting by the end of the week. This will allow me to focus on other aspects of my product- particularly the frame, given its complexities this will take a while to craft.

As of today, I have approximately 10 good quality plantpots- some of which being fired in the kiln and the others ready to go in. Once they are out I'll be able get accurate measurements according to whether or not they've shrunk or expanded from being fired. These measurements must be precise as they will affect the sizings for the rest of the frame- particularly the wooden spacers that secure the pots in place.

Rebecca Williamson