Ceramic Design

The Roll of the Mold was published in Ceramics Monthly's first issue dedicated to "Design".


Design Links 

Since 'Design' is a broad topic, many non-ceramic topics are covered here.  Yet many of the topics are pertinent to the more global conversation about design.


Jonathan Ive is the most influential industrial designer working today.  Do you know who he is and for whom he works?  

A excerpt from Objectified (see below) with Dieter Rams, former head of design for Braun, and an interview with Jonathan Ive.


Rob Forbes: Ways of Seeing.  A TED Talk.  Rob used to be a ceramic artist having attended Alfred and taught at Cleveland Institute of Art and University of the Arts.  He then went to Stanford and earned a MBA.  He founded Design Within Reach.

Rob's website


BMW GINA Light Design.  You can see how line affects shape, form, and mass.  This is a fantastic video for anyone interested in design, and new materials.  It features Chris Bangle, the controversial former head of design at BMW.

"Great Cars are Art"  Chris Bangle, talking at the TED conference about the emotional relationship to automobiles.  He also discusses how cars are hand crafted in clay as the first step in developing the full scale prototype. 


Objectified the Documentary.  A suberb video on design. With Dieter Rams, Jonathan Ive, Hella Jongerius (a designer from Rotterdam who has designed ceramics for Ikea), Karim Rashid, and many other great designers talking about the creative and working process.



Helvetica.  A documentary about typography, graphic design, and global visual culture.

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