Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

3D printing ceramics


  • Please log in to reply
6 replies to this topic

#1 CeramicShapes

CeramicShapes

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 30 posts
  • LocationNew York

Posted 13 November 2011 - 07:42 PM

I've been working on developing a process to make various shapes out of ceramics, so I found this interesting:

http://www.shapeways...s-Are-Back.html

It's a company called Shapeways that is making intricate ceramic shapes using a 3D printer.

So who thinks that it will be the death of the potter? LOL!
Currently attempting to perfect the process for making detailed ceramic letters and shapes.

#2 Denice

Denice

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 646 posts
  • LocationWichita, Kansas

Posted 14 November 2011 - 09:58 AM

I don't think that this new technology will be the end of potters I do believe that it may create more interest in clay products in general. I can envision corporate giants such as pepsi ordering pepsi logos on wall plagues, coasters, ect as a high end promotions. The one problem I see is that it may devalue pottery, people may see the ceramic promotional items as something that it cheap to make and think they can buy one of a kind work cheaply from a local artist. Denice

#3 JBaymore

JBaymore

    Moderator

  • Moderators
  • 2,809 posts
  • LocationWilton, NH USA

Posted 14 November 2011 - 10:19 AM

The one problem I see is that it may devalue pottery, people may see the ceramic promotional items as something that it cheap to make and think they can buy one of a kind work cheaply from a local artist.


The typical "I (heart) XXXXXXXX" coffee mugs already do this just fine Posted Image .

best,

.............john
John Baymore
Immediate Past President; Potters Council
Professor of Ceramics; New Hampshire Insitute of Art

http://www.JohnBaymore.com

#4 CeramicShapes

CeramicShapes

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 30 posts
  • LocationNew York

Posted 14 November 2011 - 12:03 PM

Denice.......I was kidding about the end of potters.........then again..........."Hang on, I need to go print a Ming Vase"........but this is probably how it will be done in the 23rd century.

But I think our generation is safe.....especially since they may be able to print shapes, but they certainly can't decorate them with glazes like some of the artists on here.




Currently attempting to perfect the process for making detailed ceramic letters and shapes.

#5 Marko

Marko

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 31 posts
  • LocationKingsville, Tx

Posted 15 November 2011 - 03:00 PM

Perhaps it will increase the value of handmade ceramic art at a future time. Therefore, it might be wise to have family hold on and pass on your one of a kind art till society realizes just how unique and special these potters/artists were. But till then; make art and make hearts happy.

#6 Pres

Pres

    Retired Art Teacher

  • Moderators
  • 1,911 posts
  • LocationCentral, PA

Posted 15 November 2011 - 03:47 PM

I've been working on developing a process to make various shapes out of ceramics, so I found this interesting:

http://www.shapeways...s-Are-Back.html

It's a company called Shapeways that is making intricate ceramic shapes using a 3D printer.

So who thinks that it will be the death of the potter? LOL!


Originals have always been worth more than the copies/clones/reproductions. I think that the masses will have the printed ming, but others will strive to own the original as they do today.

Simply retired teacher, not dead, living the dream. on and on and. . . . on. . . .                                                                                 http://picworkspottery.blogspot.com/


#7 Viridis3D

Viridis3D

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 1 posts

Posted 15 December 2011 - 10:09 AM


I've been working on developing a process to make various shapes out of ceramics, so I found this interesting:

http://www.shapeways...s-Are-Back.html

It's a company called Shapeways that is making intricate ceramic shapes using a 3D printer.

So who thinks that it will be the death of the potter? LOL!


Originals have always been worth more than the copies/clones/reproductions. I think that the masses will have the printed ming, but others will strive to own the original as they do today.


Shapeways isn't the only place you can try this. The service is available at Ponoko.com and Figulo.com. The system is sold by Viridis3D. There are some other artists popping up here and there that are using the technique. Used machines are much cheaper than they used to be, so it's expensive, but not out of reach for artists.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users