Parametric Xipi Vessel
Parametric Xipi Vessel

Inspiration
This work is a further inquiry into the technique of Xipi Glass. I will combine Parametric design tools and Xipi technique to create brand new unique patterns of Xipi Vessel.

I am inspired by craft technique, whether it is historical glassmaking techniques originated from Venice, traditional methods for Xipi lacquer from the southern part of China or modern computer-generated design method and 3d printing technique. I am always trying to learn and understand them and reconstructing them to create new techniques that are unique to my work and our time. I hope this would be the way I contribute to the history of crafts.

Outline of Process
For each component (how many components?) the process takes 2 weeks

  1. I create each original form from wax and texture it by hand;
  2. I then produce refractory moulds from using the lost wax process.
  3. An experienced glassblower blows a prepared cup with layers of colour into the pre-heated mould.
  4. After a 48-hour cooling cycle, I remove the glass from the mould and finish the form, using cold working processes. Each object takes a minimum of two weeks to complete.

Time required to create the work
This plan is on the waitlist to be initiated by the end of March and will take 2 months to finish.


Parametric Xipi Vessel

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£7,590.00
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£7,590.00
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By Ji Huang

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The price listed here is the full price, of which you pay 25% now and the remaining 75% upon receipt of the finished work.

Medium: Xipi Glass

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  • Inspiration
    This work is a further inquiry into the technique of Xipi Glass. I will combine Parametric design tools and Xipi technique to create brand new unique patterns of Xipi Vessel.

    I am inspired by craft technique, whether it is historical glassmaking techniques originated from Venice, traditional methods for Xipi lacquer from the southern part of China or modern computer-generated design method and 3d printing technique. I am always trying to learn and understand them and reconstructing them to create new techniques that are unique to my work and our time. I hope this would be the way I contribute to the history of crafts.

    Outline of Process
    For each component (how many components?) the process takes 2 weeks

    1. I create each original form from wax and texture it by hand;
    2. I then produce refractory moulds from using the lost wax process.
    3. An experienced glassblower blows a prepared cup with layers of colour into the pre-heated mould.
    4. After a 48-hour cooling cycle, I remove the glass from the mould and finish the form, using cold working processes. Each object takes a minimum of two weeks to complete.

    Time required to create the work
    This plan is on the waitlist to be initiated by the end of March and will take 2 months to finish.