DROSS - MATERIAL EXPLORATION

SELF INITIATED


Dross is a by-product of the aluminium smelting process. During the smelting all the solid impurities float to the top creating a protecting cover on the molten aluminium. This is called dross and this is an exploration in how to map out and communicate the uses of this combination of impurities. As this is the first attempt to consider the value of aluminium dross there were little to no information about how to work with it. Throughout the five months of this project, we discovered 8 textures, made three objects out of the material that serve as a representation of the potential of aluminium dross and a user manual for how it can be explored further.