Princeton University Art Museum Interactives
Creating a Bronze Vessel
Web site visitors explore the piece-mold process that was used to create a Chinese tsun from the Western Zhou period as they create their own vessels.
After selecting a design, special tools allow visitors to carve patterns, create molds, then assemble, pour, and release their own creations. Based on an actual artifact from the museum’s collection, the extensive 3-D visualizations and animations help make a complex process intuitive to understand, and the creative tools make the outcome unique and memorable.
Press & AwardsAmerican Association of Museums Muse Awards, Honorable Mention, Art, 2006
These interactive features let visitors explore the symbolism and process of the works of art around them. We particularly enjoyed the ones that walked us through the process of making ceramic and bronze vessels. To make a ceramic vessel we threw the clay, painted and glazed, and then finally fired it. After breaking several we learned the basics of how to work with clay.
- Jeremy Clark
- JD Hooge
- Matt Arnold, Thomas Wester, David Knape
- 3-D Visualization
- Matt Arnold
- Motion Designer & Illustrator
- Martin Linde
- Quality Assurance
- Marti Johnson
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