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Lathe take away

'Lathe take away' uses a combination of two techniques: pottery and machine turning. Normally, the turning of a machine is used for shaping materials which cannot be easily shaped by hand. Making pottery obviously has the quality of being able to manually shape and mould. 

By seeing the human hand as a design tool, and equipping it with a special glove, one is able to directly manipulate and determine the form of materials, which normally cannot be easily shaped by hand. Starting with a predetermined volume and method, the user is the final step in the production line. 

Due to it being a quick and quite direct process, the person has to react to the constantly changing material. In this way, the human is both a spectator and the driving factor in the production process.