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Brief Published: 8 Jul 2011

Worth The Weight


Driven by the worth and commodity of copper, Worth The Weight by recent product design graduate Oscar Medley-Wright is an experimental and material-led project focused around developing a method of casting suitable for copper.

Typically cast in industry, copper is a difficult metal to cast. This project explores cloth-mould casting as a technique to tackle such difficulties. Once filled with copper, each of the handmade cloth moulds is submerged in water. This lack of oxygen allows a more refined surface finish to the copper than conventional moulds. The resulting bowls, varying in size and shape, are presented alongside the copper, demonstrating the transformation of the casting process.

Worth The Weight will be exhibited at the forthcoming Prototypes and Experiments VI: Casts and Moulds exhibition at the Aram Gallery in London, which runs from July 28 to August 27 2011.

Stylus featured Medley-Wright in the Kingston Graduate Show report, click the link to see more of his work.

Oscar Medley-Wright