August 23, 2013

The day we got our hands dirty

clay test-models
photograph by House of Thol

After making our lovely sketches (these ones) and doing a Lot of research (a lot), we decided it was time to get our hands dirty.

A large part of the working of Waterworks is the terracotta cone that is responsible for slowly releasing the water from the reservoir into the soil. Sooooo.. we bought a bag of red clay and started building models of the cone by hand.

Well... let's leave it at 'we got our hands dirty alright' and forget about the fruits of our labour since they were not so ehm.. fruity.
But it did give us a better understanding of the material and pointed us into the direction of the shape the cone could have.
So after washing our hands and cleaning off the table, the floor, a portion of the wall and several chairs, we opened our laptops and got to work... More on that soon!

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...