As much as I adore handmade ceramics I am also intrigued by the invention of 3D printing and it’s application to this medium.
The digital age is very much upon us and 3D printing still seems like a miraculous, futuristic invention to me. Although the making process is naturally more detached and loses that romanticism of making by hand, there is no denying that there is a place for 3D printing in ceramics. This method of production can create the most intricate and detailed objects that would be impossible to do by hand. It allows ceramic artists to explore new possibilities which I think can only ever be an exciting prospect. I am fascinated to see where this invention will lead ceramics in the future.
Below is the work of Unfold, a Belgium Design Studio who have been experimenting with 3D printing and ceramics in the digital age. Rather amazing work, don’t you agree?