Last week we covered Michael Eden’s incredible 18th-century Wedgwood-inspired pottery forms, digitally designed and produced using Additive Manufacturing. His current History Re-printed (November 21- March 28, 2016) exhibition at the Holburne Museum in Bath, England, is a beautiful display of his digitally created pottery. In this video, produced by The Cooper-Hewitt, Eden dives into his recent work, explaining his process and inspirations behind his Tall Green Bloom urn.
“For over 25 years, I made ceramics,” Eden explains. “I was a potter throwing pots on the wheel, supplying shops and galleries. Alongside making pots, I had become interested in computers. I was really intrigued about the two contrasting ways of creating things. I started to use 3D software, CAD software. I used it as a sketching tool but alongside traditional sketching.”
In the video, Eden explains his titles, which inform the viewer and strengthen his concept.
“I’m playing with words a little bit in the titling of this. I want to reference growth in terms of growth of a new technology, growth of new ideas, growth of new ways of working, but the boom part, the explosion is the shock of the new, I suppose, is overturning preconceptions. It’s challenging thinking.”
What do you think of Michael Eden’s reimagined Wedgwood pottery? Tell us in the comments!