Digital Handmade

By November 12, 2019 January 23rd, 2021 Work
Matt Davis Digital Ceramics

This is the ‘Lo-res’ vessel that started this new journey for me. I’m still finding resistance to this work, despite that the medium is bone china & it’s a handcrafted, slip-cast object.

People are still saying to me oh I’m not sure about the 3dprinting… well this isn’t a physically printed object, but one of the tools to make it was. If there is an adversion to technology then maybe we should only be using kick wheels and wood fired kilns?

The digital design and production used here is but part of a process that backs up a concept, it’s meta_functional / non-utilitarian craft to me. Roland Barthes wrote about the Death of the Author, so if you buy a piece of my work and put flowers in it that’s up to you.

That said, this work doesn’t just ‘pop out’ of a machine; it takes weeks to make one of these pieces and, as time is the only truly precious commodity we have, thanks for yours!

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