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Clay Studio Activities:
From generation and exploring different styles is a very important component of design education at IDC. The clay styling studio is equipped with stocks of styling clay, tools and ovens to help generate alternatives for styling in products and automobiles. Clay styling helps in making very fine details of form transition and is a very good medium for fine form manipulation.

Workshop on Clay Styling:

Prof B. K. Chakravarthy conducted an introductory workshop on clay styling with the help of Mahindra & Mahindra clay molders.

Some of the images of the workshop where a Kinetic Honda Scooter was used and one side of scooter was modified into a new shape by using the clay

Prof. G. G. Ray conducted a workshop for students in the elective advanced ergonomics with the help of designers from Mahindra & Mahindra for ergonomics in automation interiors.    

Images of the New Dash Board Design using an exiting PU Dash Board
New Gear Lever/Cluster

Students have used styling clay for form generation and making final models of their projects:

PD I assignment of Edwin where he tried various grips for a new hacksaw design - 2005.

Understanding equal transformation in five stages, the exercise on metamorphosis of alphabet to animal form :
 "a" to armadillo by Tabita - 2005
"P" to penguin by Charu -2005

Form Abstraction assignment :
Form abstraction by Vinatha
Exploration of form transition for design of packaging by Manasi for her P III Project - 2006
Styling of MPV by Vishal - 2005 Exploring form alternatives by Prabhat for his P III project on Small Car for India - 2006

Template Cutting Machine:
Clay Studio has a Roland Stika Design Cutter. It works on CorelDraw software. This machine is fully operational and cuts stickers/ templates and graphic patterns. We are equipped with vinyl rolls of standard colors, masking tapes and backing paper to encourage faculty and students to use this machine for their academic purpose. This can also be used for making signages. We are able to cut text having minimum font size of 24 pt.

The projects are done with the help of the NC Cutter are:

- Signage for alumni office.
- Graphics for Prof. Munshi's Carbojet project.
- Logos for letterbox project.
- Inlay for painting for the car graphic project of John, VC student.
- Mask for T Shirt graphic for VC students.
- Templates for clay modeling for Visal's project III.
- Mask for electroplating for Prof. Contractor, chemical Engineering Dept.

Letterbox Project
Prof. B. K. Chakravarty

graphics by John (VC 2005)

For additional information, Write to
Prof B. K. Chakravarty
Clay Studio-Project Co-ordinator
at chakku@iitb.ac.in   

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