Plastic Studies

Objective: Using recycled plastic bags, create new sheet material and other molded forms using a tortilla press, vacuum former, and pizza oven. Index the materials in a binder with instructions for future students on how to create them. Composite material studies, a collaborative project with Paul Bird (RISD BFA ID), winter 2014/15.

 

sheet plastic samples created from plastic bags pressed together in a tortilla press

sheet plastic samples created from plastic bags pressed together in a tortilla press

sheet plastic vacuum formed through screens

sheet plastic vacuum formed through screens

sheet plastic vacuum formed over bowl

sheet plastic vacuum formed over bowl

sheet plastic strips woven and bonded in a pizza oven

sheet plastic strips woven and bonded in a pizza oven

mold used in pizza oven to form plastic positives

mold used in pizza oven to form plastic positives

pizza oven/ aluminum mold test

pizza oven/ aluminum mold test

pizza oven/ aluminum mold test

pizza oven/ aluminum mold test

binder of instructions for creating materials, and samples

binder of instructions for creating materials, and samples

material sample in binder

material sample in binder