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L'Artisan Electronique, 2010

L'Artisan Electronique is a digital pottery studio consisting of a virtual pottery wheel and a ceramic 3D printer.

Visitors can "turn" their own digital forms with the virtual pottery wheel, a special kind of 3D manipulation tool we built with lasers, optics and custom made software. Every object created with this device is saved in an ever growing database and briefly displayed in a projected digital cabinet. At regular intervals during the exhibition, the created digital forms are printed with the ceramics printer and put on display as part of the installation.


In collaboration with Unfold.
Photos by Liesje Reyskens & Kristof Vrancken for Z33
Commissioned by Z33 art center, Hasselt, Belgium for the exhibition "Design By Performance".

More images and making of on Flickr

Video: Making of and Vimeo channel for L'Artisan Electronique

Technical Details:
Software built in C++ with Open Frameworks
Computer vision with Open CV

MIDA International Craft 4.0, Florence, Italy
Out of Hand - Materialising the digital, Powerhouse Museum/Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Sydney, Australia
Atoms + Bytes: Redifining Craft in the Digital Age, Bellevue Arts Museum, Seattle, USA
Impression 3D, L’Usine Du Futur, Lieu Du Design, Paris, France
Play!, Cité de la Mode et du Design, Paris, France
Cheongju Craft Biennale, Cheongju, South-Korea
Out of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, USA
KIKK Festival, Namur, Belgium
Space Oddity - Design/Fiction, Mac's, Hornu, Belgium
Curious Minds, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
Nijverheden, Zuiderzee Museum, Enkhuizen, The Netherlands
Design Studio at Abu Dhabi Art 2010, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Ventura Lambrate, Milan, Italy
Design by Performance, Z33, Hasselt, Belgium