My research aims to develop new knowledge concerning our interaction with a range of products and objects. By exploring how materials can be given form through different manufacturing processes, my practice engages with a multitude of techniques applied to product design.
The ‘Stream of Consciousness’ works in this exhibition are the result of newly developed techniques of forming three dimensional ceramic products by coating cylindrical objects of various materials in clay and experimenting with a range of form giving techniques.
These innovative and abstract objects are inspired by 2D images of data visualisations, and are the preliminary stage of my investigative process. Representing moments in the designer’s stream of consciousness as he experiments with the material and its temporal limitations, the works are seemingly unfamiliar and impossible forms made from a familiar material.
Stefan Lie is a design practitioner and Course Director of Product Design at the University of Technology Sydney
Lie is an internationally recognised designer whose works have been exhibited throughout Australia, Europe and Japan. His work is included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Sydney.