Match Pot_

A material exploration project to explore intrinsic value in an everyday object.

Using Jesmonite (a gypsum-based resin) as a core material, I experimented with ratios and filler compounds, such as graphite, to see how they influenced strength, surface finish and tactility.

A Photo-etched stainless steel plate patterned to reference the filler material is used as a strike strip. When empty, a match from a new box can be used to pop the silicone lid off the pot to allow for replenishment. 
A limited edition of 12 units made with Basalt and Slate powder were available at ICFF 2017, New York City as part of the Tools for Everyday Life project.