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.
See the FILM on the menu on the left to see the machine being used to make a vase.
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 me 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 i.e. vases or a table.
Images by Petr Krejci
The FACETURE project was created with the support of Creative New Zealand.