Work in progress
Burning the letters
Luckily around the corner of my flat in Leipzig, there is a lovely woman with a clay manufacture studio. She was so kind as to help me burn the clay. It requires temperatures around 1000°C in the oven to make the clay strong enough.
Digitalizing the 3D-Model
After the handcrafted part of creating letters out of a lump of clay and burning it, I moved on to the digital part. With the help of an iOS App called Qlone, I scanned every single letter to add them to 3D Software.
The big advantage of a 3D Object is, to change the material real quick. The first try was a glass material with simulated sunlight during the day.
2D Clay Typeface
From the outlines of the 3d objects I rendered the 2d surface which I then converted into a functional typeface.
You can try out the font here…
This is a self initialised project by Ferdinand Sorg over the summer of 2020.