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container design:

developing a fun, quirky solution
to boring seed-starting equipment

The prompt for this project was to create a container for something time-sensitive. In the early stages of ideation, my ideas were a bit either over the top or underwhelming. Once I narrowed focus onto an idea that would work really well for someone I knew, I grew attached to the idea of developing small pots for starting seeds.

early ideation

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After drawing out the forms for the seedling pots, I got some air-dry clay and began modeling the forms. This process was slow and grueling, and it wasn't until I saw a classmate's work that I realized I ought to have been slipcasting all along, instead of working the clay by hand. The models came out alright, but as soon as I painted them, they immediately lost their ceramic quality and became plastic-y. A future note to all industrial design grad students out there: buy a spray gun!


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