Pictures of the Workshop: 3D printing in clay in Fiskars, Finland

On Saturday November 26th the Ceramics and its Dimensions: Shaping the Future exhibition was filled with people who came to see the exhibition and to participate in the workshop about 3D printing in clay. The workshop was hosted by the 3D printing specialists from ADDlab from Aalto University. Here are some pictures of the workshop.

On Saturday the exhibition attracted many visitors who had come to participate in the 3D workshop and to see the exhibition. (c) Minerva Juolahti


Little workshop participants watching closely how the printer is printing. (c) Minerva Juolahti
In the workshop the participants were able to form a 3D image with a cylinder shaped object connected to a computer program. The digital information was printed with the Arra 3D printer into a clay object. (c) Minerva Juolahti
Many local people came to see the 3D printer in action. (c) Minerva Juolahti

26/11/2016 Workshop: 3D printing in clay / Fiskars, Finland

The 3D printer Arra at the Ceramics and its Dimensions: Shaping the Future exhibition in Fiskars. (c) Minerva Juolahti

(in English and Swedish below)

Työpaja: 3D-printtausta savella 

Tervetuloa saven 3D-tulostustyöpajaan Ceramics and its Dimensions: Shaping the Future-näyttelyyn 26. marraskuuta 2016 kello 12-16 valkoiseen saliin Fiskarsin Kuparipajaan. Työpaja on ilmainen, avoin kaikille eikä vaadi ennakkoilmoittautumista. Osallistuminen ei edellytä ennakkotietoja ja mukaan voi tulla vain käymään tai jäädä pitemmäksi aikaa. Työpajassa saa nähdä koko saven 3D-tulostusprosessin, digitaalisen tiedoston tekemisestä valmiiseen tulostukseen asti.

Työpaja: 3D-printtausta savella
Lauantai 26. marraskuuta 2016, klo: 12-16
Ceramics and its Dimensions: Shaping the Future-näyttely
Valkoinen sali, Kuparipaja, Fiskarsin ruukki
Ilmainen sisäänpääsy

Tässä videossa esitellään työpajassa käytettävää tekniikkaa:

Linkki Facebook-tapahtumaan:

(in English)

Workshop: 3D printing in clay

Welcome to participate in the 3D printing in clay / digital pottery workshop in the Ceramics and its Dimensions: Shaping the Future exhibition on Saturday November 26th 2016 between 12-16 in the White Hall, Copper Smithy, Fiskars Village, Finland. The workshop is free, open for all and no pre-registration is needed. You can just pop in for a short while or stay longer. In the workshop you can experience the whole process of 3D printing in clay, from the making of the digital file until the final result.

Workshop: 3D printing in clay
Saturday November 26th 2016, at 12-16
Ceramics and its Dimensions: Shaping the Future exhibition
White Hall, Copper Smithy, Fiskars Village, Finland
Free entrance

Here is a video of the technique that is going to be used as part of the workshop:

A link to the Facebook event:

(på svenska)

Workshop: 3D-utskrivning i lera

Välkommen till vår workshop där vi provar 3D-utskrifter i lera i samband med utställningen Ceramics and its Dimensions: Shaping the Future. Vi träffas den 26 November 2016, klockan 12-16 i Vita Salen i Kopparsmedjan, Fiskars bruk. Workshoppen är gratis, öppen för alla och kräver ingen förhandsanmälan. Deltaganden behöver inga förhandskunskaper, och man kan komma och gå som man vill. I workshoppen får man följa 3D utskrivningens prosess i sin helhet, från den digitala filen till den färdiga utskriften i lera.

Workshop: 3D-utskrivning i lera
Lördagen den 26 November, 2016, kl: 12-16
I samband med Ceramics and its Dimensions: Shaping the Future utställningen
Vita salen, Kopparsmedjan, Fiskars Bruk
Fritt inträde

I den här videon kan man se den teknik som används i workshoppen:

Future Lights competition 2016 in Fiskars, Finland

Future Lights is one sub-projects of the Ceramics and its Dimensions project. The competition is held annually and it is targeted for people in the early stages of a career in ceramics. Each year, recent graduates from across Europe are invited to apply to Porzellanikon, setting out their experience and responding to the year’s theme. This year the theme of the competition is “incorporating the qualities of hand-crafted work or folk art traditions into industrially produced ceramics”.

Finalists are then invited to present to a panel of experts from museums, universities and other institutions specialising in ceramics. This year the presentation event was held in Fiskars, Finland. Winners are offered further opportunities to showcase their work at high profile events e.g. Ambiente consumer goods trade fair, and will be invited to attend a workshop at Staatliche Porzellan-Manufaktur Meissen GmbH (Meissen Porcelain Manufactory) to collaborate with their peers working in different disciplines. The winners of 2016 are:

  • Karolina Bednorz
  • Rhiannon Ewing-James
  • Maria Joanna Juchnowska
  • Monika Müller
  • Sabrina Vasulka
  • Wendy Wards

For more information:

The project leader Wilhelm Siemen giving the opening speech. (c) Minerva Juolahti
The works of the participants of the competition. (c) Minerva Juolahti

Round table meeting in Fiskars, Finland

As part of the events related to the Ceramics and its Dimensions: Shaping the Future exhibition a Round Table meeting was organized in Laundry Cafe Bar in Fiskars, Finland in November 2016. The exhibition tours around Europe between 2016 and 2018, thus offering a possibility to discuss the value and future of ceramics in diverse local contexts.

Local ceramics designers Riikka Talonpoika (on the left) and Mika Sarasjoki, lecturer Nathalie Lautenbacher from Aalto University and professor Barbara Schmidt from Weissensee Kunsthochschule Berlin. (c) Minerva Juolahti

The first meeting brought together different stakeholders including local ceramists, designers, students, teachers and professors that all have connection to ceramics. The main agenda of the discussion was the conception of the future of ceramics in the perspective of the now as well as in the perspective of the time each of the discussion participants started their careers. From these starting points the discussion grew into larger dimensions.

Aalto University student Tuuli Saarelainen (on the left), Marimekko designer Sami Ruotsalainen and Ceramics and its Dimensions: Shaping the Future curator Riikka Latva-Somppi. (c) Minerva Juolahti

The main themes that arose from the discussion were materiality and change, that were reflected from the point of view of the future and of personal careers. Some of the outcomes of the discussion were around the topics of education and industry. During the discussion, it was pointed out that the relationship with the material has changed in the teaching of ceramics significantly during the last years, moving the responsibility of getting a deeper understanding of the material more to the students. The current changes in the industry, teaching and technical development were seen as a positive opportunity for a fresh start, but at the same time the notion that something might be lost, was in the air. In the end, there was a consensus that a basic human need for the making with hands remains also in the future.

Exhibition opening in Fiskars, Finland

The Ceramics and its Dimensions: Shaping the Future exhibition opening on November 9th in the White Hall, Copper Smithy, Fiskars Village. Thank you for all the participants!

The performance of the Berlin based artist duo Melodic Scribe. By playing the piano plates get a unique pattern of glazing. (c) Minerva Juolahti
3D printing demonstration with Arra, the ceramics 3D printer from Aalto University. (c) Minerva Juolahti
Performance by Salla Valle. (c) Minerva Juolahti
The Ceramics and its Dimensions project leader Wilhelm Siemen and the Shaping the Future sub-project leader Maarit Mäkelä opening the exhibition. (c) Minerva Juolahti
Sub-project leader Maarit Mäkelä thanks curator Riikka Latva-Somppi. (c) Minerva Juolahti
Curator Riikka Latva-Somppi telling about the themes of the exhibition. (c) Minerva Juolahti
Curator Riikka Latva-Somppi explaining the different themes of the exhibition. (c) Minerva Juolahti

Pictures of the visit of Charlie Stern

Charlie Stern visited last week Aalto University, School of Art, Design and Architecture. Here are some pictures of the visit. The works that were produced during the visit are going to be shown in the Ceramics and its Dimensions: Shaping the Future exhibition. The works are part of the Boda Matrix – The Transaction Project, which is a modular work that grows in stages, transacting with particular makers, institutions and techniques. The project began with the creation of a method to combine glass and ceramics via digital fabrication. It distributes the technique informally through a series of work sessions which invite glass makers to adapt and improve the process. The glass parts for the Ceramics and its Dimensions: Shaping the Future exhibition were blown in Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture by Kazushi Nakada.

3D printing in clay with Tomi Pelkonen (left) and Charlie Stern.
Kazushi Nakada at the glass studio at Aalto University.