Large Double Llama | Pour Me Pour You
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    I am interested in creating functional objects that inspire empathy in the user, one goal being emotional durability. The Big Double Llama is an … Read More
    I am interested in creating functional objects that inspire empathy in the user, one goal being emotional durability. The Big Double Llama is an early iteration from an exploration of the functional and empathic possibilities of the abstract llama form in slip-cast porcelain. Read Less
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This slip-cast porcelain Big Double Llama is just one iteration from my Functional Llama project.
I see Big Double Llama as a multifunctional object: This is a modern vase, a candelabra, and a dinnerware object suitable for serving beverages. I am most excited by its functionality as dinnerware, where two or more users negotiate its use.

 "May I pour for you, and will you pour for me in return? Whose spout is a handle and whose handle is a spout?"
 
It serves as an attractive vase as well.
Double Llama in unnatural habitat.
 
Here I'm making the greenware positive from two llama forms for a new mold. I discovered a method of strengthening and water-proofing fragile slipcast forms which allows for less size distortion and more freedom to produce experimental shapes.
Here is the Big Double Llama with some of the other forms from the Functional Llama Project.