Digital Clay: computer-aided design – C0102

December 10, 2014

Posted In: Ceramics

Del Harrow

DATES: June 1 – 12, 2015


CONCEPT: Clay is a solid form, but design is a fluid process. This workshop explores strategies and techniques for integrating computer design into the process of creating forms with clay. Del teaches us how to incorporate computer-aided design, machining and prototyping into our studio practices. These methods aretools for artists and for educators interested in building technology into ceramics or sculpture curriculums. While our focus is on specific strategies, we also investigate the wide range of practices within the broader field of digital fabrication.

MEDIA & TECHNIQUES: Students use a range of CAD software and Computer Controlled Machines, CNC Machining and 3-D printing in tandem with more traditional, manual techniques, midrange porcelain and stoneware, including slab building, slip casting and plaster mold making. Our goal is to develop our own set of individual, “hybrid” techniques.

ACTIVITIES: We engage in daily demonstrations, slide lectures and work in the studio.

FACULTY: Del Harrow is an Assistant Professor of Art at Colorado State University. He has lectured at the University of Colorado, Alfred University and Harvard University. His work has been shown at the NCECA conference, the Dolphin Gallery in Kansas City, MO, and the Denver Art Museum.

Tuition: $875 OR Tuition + Studio Support Donation: $1275
Studio Fee: $155

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