KUTATA is a collection of four tiles which have a structured surface. Each tile has two sides, one carrying the positive and the other the negative of a woven pattern. One side is glazed and thus smooth, the other rough. The patterns of the four tiles are built on a grid, so that you can combine all tiles, it doesn’t matter which pattern and which side you choose or if you turn the tiles. This creates an enormous range of possibilities and ways to arrange your personal wall.
The printed patterns are the template for building the first negative.
Making an imprint with silicone.
starting with the real moulds out of plaster:
The tiles will have two sides which show the positive and the negative of the woven structure.
One side will be glazed, the structure of the other one will help to put the tile on the wall.
I decided that I wanted to make a collection of tiles with imprints of woven structures. The different tiles should fit together in all directions and all patterns. Therefore I created a grid that was based on the first basic structure.
It was not possible to realise all the patterns so I chose a few.
Instruction for weaving on a cardboard loom: