As ceramic artists, the technology we use is a language. Our ideas and creative voices are expressed through tools, techniques and materials, which are both consistent and also continually evolving. In this workshop, we explore the theoretical context, practical applications, and poetic potential of digital technology integration into the languages of ceramic form.
The workshop is focused on the use of digital fabrication technology such as three-dimensional CAD (Computer Aided Design) and CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machining for the creation of ceramic objects. Learn beginning and intermediate CAD (Rhino 3-D and Grasshopper) and CNC machining to create plaster molds for slip casting and press molding. The workshop is tailored to ceramic artists — sculptors, potters and educators — but the processes covered will be applicable to a range of other 3-D media.
The workshop includes software and digital fabrication demonstrations, as well as hands-on work with software, machines and ceramic materials. Create individual work articulating the tools and processes presented in the workshop. Students participate in critiques, discussions and selected readings exploring both the technical and theoretical repercussions of digital ceramics.
Del Harrow teaches ceramics and sculpture at Colorado State University. His work has been exhibited recently at the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Denver Art Museum, the Arizona State University Art Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Haw Contemporary in Kansas City, MO and Harvey/Meadows Gallery in Aspen. Del received his MFA from Alfred University.