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An aluminium dish shaped like a splash captured in time.
An aluminium dish shaped like a splash captured in time.
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Dear Sploosh supporters,

Sorry it has taken a little while to send an update, but the exigencies of finalising works for the recent Australian National Capital Artists Pin-a-4 exhibition, and completing assessments for my diploma course have seen me head down and tail up with no time for writing. There is good news though, I am now on holidays from my study for a month and will be working hard to get Sploosh finalised for production. 

But this does not mean I have not been working on Sploosh. Indeed I have been hard at work doing boring logistical things – sourcing materials, a company to do the laser cutting, packaging and labelling. Designing the layout for the cutting pattern has itself been interesting – trying to fit as many of the flat Sploosh pieces onto a single sheet. It's like making a jigsaw where the only requirement is to get as many pieces into a fixed area as possible without overlapping them. 

I am also working on the engineering drawings for the tooling, another learning challenge. I need to produce plans that outline the exact angles for both the inside and outsides of the press. Creating three dimensional objects is one thing, but planning them on paper is another! 

I have been spending time occasionally doing work experience at Fink anodising when my study workload permits, so that I can get a complete understanding of every step behind creating anodised aluminium objects, and the team there continue to be a huge support to me with Sploosh. If you don’t already know their stunning works, you can see them on their website, or in shops all around the world. 

Speaking of websites, I now have one at: http://steven.worthington.id.au where you can see and potentially purchase my latest artworks. Thanks again for your support and I will send another update soon. 

Steven

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