Welcome to your weekly Friday video roundup on Cfile! Our research regarding contemporary ceramics and contemporary ceramic art brings us across many different videos about niche topics within the community. This means we can build posts like this one to a theme! This week we thought we’d collect some different videos that explore the topic of 3D printing with clay.
It takes time for people to warm up to tech in our field, which is to be expected because we’re a long-running art form. That’s fine! But we came across some videos regarding the emerging field of 3D printing and we think that they can reinforce why this is a thing to follow closely. Let’s start off with Roderick Bamford, who spoke about his process behind Hyperclay (2012) using open-source software.
It’s no secret that we’re addicted to process videos and this one is super satisfying. Roy Yahalomi takes us inside his Tel-Aviv studio, where he works with filmmaker Tal Hadar. Clay 3D printing is still very young, but Yahalomi walks us through his approach to combining color with his tech-fabricated works.
It wouldn’t be a post about 3D printing without a mention of Olivier van Herpt, who almost has to be mentioned in the same breath as printing with clay. One of the frequent gripes people have with 3D printing is the seam that carries across many of the works. It’s a giveaway and we suppose it’s a little like seeing the zipper on a monster costume in an old movie. Olivier tackled this idea by subjecting his vessels to different vibrations. Watch and see what they turn out.
This isn’t 3D printing, but we’re happy to lump it within the same family. From the designers:
With the Pressed project Studio Floris Wubben wants to explore materials’ characteristics and their behavior when being molded by a self-developed extrusion machine. This project has the capacity to show the properties of materials in an unusual and triggering way.
The first Pressed vases where created with epoxy clay, while the next ones are made from ceramic. As the production process and the machine are exactly the same in both cases, the differences in shape/ appearance are mainly created by the properties of each material.
That’s all for this week! Join us in seven for more videos of Friday relaxation goodness.
Bill Rodgers is a writer for cfile.daily.
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