3D-printed Ceramic Vessel, from Sediment collection, 2015
Van Herpt designed a 3D printer that produces large-scale forms in the medium of ceramics, a challenging material due to the weight of wet clay. His astonishing pottery collections blur the line between the hand-made and the machine-made to showcase the craft of digital manufacturing. Van Herpt wants his tools to empower others to create as well. He hopes that as the technology becomes accessible to many, the beauty of 3D-printed objects will blossom.
It is credited
Courtesy of Olivier van Herpt.
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Its dimensions are
H x diam.: 65.4 × 21.6 cm (25 3/4 × 8 1/2 in.)
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.