Tuesday, April 9, 2013

unfold design studio

 

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?

2 comments:

Caitlin Jordan said...

I think there is a place for both. 3D printing opens up a lot of options and uses methods that are amazing. Both are forms of art.

Kitty Boo Boo said...

It's pretty awesome! I think there's plenty of room for both. Like books and e-readers. E-readers are convenient but nothing will surpass the smell and feel of a real book.
I would love one of these funky ceramics but I also love my handspun mugs from the 70's. Win win I say.