David Shatz

Handmade Plastic

Plastics are easy to use, versatile, durable, and cheap group of material.
However, the excessive usage of plastics in the industry is wasteful and energy consuming. The project Handmade Plastic was developed in order to extract it from the exclusive usage of the industry, and to initiate a local recycling process.

The advantages of working with plastics were revealed thanks to a DIY plastic injection machine and mold making process, traditionally used in wood work. The singular surfaces uncovered new and unexpected qualities of this familiar material.