There will always be a soft spot in my heart for anything made with an artisan's own two hands, I prefer my mugs to be wheel spun with initials carved into the bottom rather than mass produced.
But at the same time I can fully appreciate the importance new technology plays in the ability for artisans to achieve amazing new work, to break free of traditional methods and to embrace new ways of thinking, designing and realising.
Unfold design studio is doing just that. Through the use of a 3d printer they are able to take ceramics to a whole new level creating fine geometric shapes that otherwise wouldn't be possible. They're adopting a 'tool' to create new and interesting work and that tool is pretty amazing!
What do you think? Is there a place for both or does 'made by these two hands' rule?