I am coming to ceramics from a digital perspective, having spent time working with 3D modeling and various digital fabrication processes. How can my digital background come into play in the world of ceramics? What properties and qualities does ceramics afford me that other materials do not? How do I navigate my way to find the skills, techniques and processes that enable me to have my voice in ceramics?
My approach is twofold. Part one is an exploration of digital fabrication to mold making processes. This is an almost direct translation of my digital forms into cast ceramics but I will be developing some of my own methods and work flows along the way with the possibilities opened up through the precise nature of digital fabrication.
The second approach is a lot more open and playful with a focus on tooling and experimentation. Tools are made to scrape, press, extrude and shape clay with familiar motifs and forms. What emerges through the play? How do experiments inform each other, join and combine and what new forms and ideas take shape through these processes? I will investigate how ceramic pieces sit next to wooden and resin pieces and what interesting relationships form there.