This course will investigate the unique material nature of clay by integrating digital tools and concepts. A paradigm shift occurs when a robot replaces the hand and a 3D digital model replaces the sketch. A Cartesian robot moves in three-dimensional space, but giving this movement purpose is still the job of an artist. We will look at applying computer-controlled robots towards the formation of ceramic objects. Investigation will cover 3D printing with wet slip extrusion, 3D printed objects to cast ceramic through traditional plaster molds, CNC carved plaster molds and laser etching into glaze surfaces. Rhino 3D modeling will complement each process.
Barry Bartlett; Guy Snover