Centre for Fine Print Research University of the West of England Centre for Fine Print Research

In Search of the Impossible Ceramic Object

Author: Huson, D.
Name of conference: (IS&T International Conference on Digital Fabrication Technologies
Place: Anchorage, Alaska; USA
Date: 16-21.9.2007
Paper Presented by: Huson, D.
isbn: 0-89208-273-9 p. 894-897
URL Links: www.imaging.org

Developments in the area of Digital Fabrication and particularly 3D printing bring the intriguing prospect of being able to form ceramic objects by a completely new process. David Huson and colleagues at the Centre for Fine Print Research in the Faculty of Art, Media and Design at the University of the West of England are conducting a research project into the use of Digital Fabrication techniques in the area of bespoke ceramics. One of the aims of the project is to research the possibilities, and then to develop the methodology of forming a ceramic object directly by the use of 3D printing technologies. The unique characteristics of this process mean that it is feasible to build a ceramic object that would be impossible to make by any of the conventional forming processes. This new process will allow artists and crafts persons to investigate, develop and implement ideas and concepts that were previously unattainable. Two examples of the possibilities are the production of a series of ceramic objects nested within each other and the forming of ceramic articles with complex relief and perforated surfaces.

Published in NIP23: International Conference on Digital Printing Technologies and Digital Fabrication 2007 To download the latest version of Acrobat Reader simply follow this link Acrobat Reader