Provoked by the delicate nature of Japanese ceramics, the Aoki pendant employs digital tools to reproduce serendipitous variations of natural beauty. An initial, malleable 3D object was parametrically modelled in Grasshopper to replicate characteristics and properties of pre-fired ceramics. The iterative nature of parametric algorithms allow for numerous iterations to be sculpted through slight adjustments of given constraints and their consequent reactions to the surrounding environment. Each individual iteration is tested on its ability to direct light in a unique but functional manner as well as it's ability to reflect this function visually. The supreme iterations are solidified through ceramic additive manufacturing (3D printing), permanently capturing both individuality and personality distinct in each model.
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