Klein Research | X-bowl 1
In 1882, Felix Klein (1849-1925) imagined combining two Moebius strips to create a single sided bottle with no boundary. This creates a volume where the interior and the exterior are one continuous surface. No inside and no outside. It contains itself, basically. My interest in containers and in ceramic objects as well as in containment as a concept, is informed by nearly 40 years of working in ceramics, mostly as a potter, as a maker of functional and decorative pottery forms, made by hand or using other analog processes. The Klein bottle concept seemed to be an ideal form to begin the present investigation. The problem consists in creating a ceramic form with a ceramic surface that both could only be made using Computer Assisted Design (CAD) and Computer Assisted Modeling (CAM) technologies.
Klein X-bowl video