I had the opportunity to 3D print in clay for the first time during a residency at the European Ceramic Work Center in 2018. As I experimented, I became particularly interested in the anomalies and imperfections of the printing process.
I also embraced the potential to combine forms together while the clay was still malleable and to fuse parts together during the firing process. I love the idea that creative technologies are just one step in the process and that I can continue to combine and alter the forms through multiple stages in the evolution of the work. I am continuing to engage this process with a small PotterBot printer back in Maine and I hope to explore the sculptural applications of this further over time.