ECC NZ Student Craft/Design Award Highly Commended 2020
ADA Ceramics showcases the potential of 3D ceramic printing for everyday objects through the design of a tea set. Each piece of the tea set was designed through iterative and rigorous experimentation, where the object design and printing process were developed side by side in a continuous and reflective loop. 3D printing is a distinguishable part of the aesthetic meaning the tea set could only be produced in this way.
As part of this project, I built a 3D printer (based on plans by Jonathan Keep), which I named Ada. Building the printer allowed me not only to gain access to the technology but to understand the printing process fully, including the movement of the printer, firmware & software and the delivery of the clay. Throughout the project, the printer was added to and modified as needed.