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process, inspiration, iteration
I taught my class at the Royal College of Art in June. For a full recap, check out the article they published about it here.
Download PDF here: earnest-herbist
As part of a class about designing for the plastic injection molding process, I designed, cut molds and shot some napkin rings called the Impaled Napkin Rings series. Process below.
I first 3D printed some prototypes to see how they worked. I learned that living hinges do not work with our printer material. I cut the molds using a HAAS Office Mill OM1. I had to recut one side as the living hinge at the neck was so small on the first iteration that when the molds separated after shooting they would decapitate the napkin ring (if that makes sense). I widened the neck and they shot perfectly.
I created a class through the PRL and Stanford Dining. It’s called Pleasuring Your Palate. It starts tomorrow night and I’m so excited to be teaching it.
On Sunday I taught a farmers market to table cooking class with the Stanford Cooking Society. We started at the California Avenue Market and walked through, picking out the ingredients we wanted to prepare for our lunch. We decided on making fresh green nettle pasta with an asparagus and mint sauce. Everyone wanted to try sunchokes so we roasted them with some delicata squash and blanched leaks and made an almond salsa verde to go along with it. We also decided to make a blood orange, pomelo and little gem salad with citrus vinaigrette. We headed back to Story House to start cooking.