movie day: Alternative methods of ceramic shaping / The Blast / Adam Železný / UMPRUM

The Blast is a set of ceramics vessels that are shaped by a shockwave
induced by controlled detonation. I am using a sophisticated system of
explosive charges which – on basis of measurements and tests – determine
the final shape of the bowls. As a result, I am presenting a set of
different sized bowls which stand on the edge of fine and applied arts.
The important point is the act of creation of the bowl. The blast,
event, which itself lasts no longer than the actual detonation. A
shockwave shaping the bowl is spreading at a supersonic speed and
partially imprints itself into the ceramic mass. It is kind of a punk
analogy to an industrial porcelain production, isostatic shaping, which
is also based on the use of pressure. However with much lower costs and
much different result classified as free ceramics.