Lily Clark is a ceramicist based in Los Angeles and her last project is the captivating Comb Fountain crafted from her admiration of water, ceramics and hydraulic engineering. The architectural fountain pays homage to famous architect Rudolf Schindler and his unique style of construction. The piece is comprised of a rectilinear profile that is crafted using slipcasting techniques followed by hand-built and extruded components with 3D-printed dies.
The result is a minimalistic design that recalls structures created to control the flow of water such as headwalls and buttresses. Schindler's work, specifically his iconic Frame Houses, were built using a four-foot grid and his influence translates through Clark's work through her implementation of cascading comb elements surrounding the moving water.