Charlie Stern visits Aalto University


Just a bit over a week before the opening of the first Ceramics and its Dimensions: Shaping the Future exhibition Charlie Stern, a Stockholm (Sweden) based artist and researcher will come to visit Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture. During his visit, he will produce his art works for the Ceramics and its Dimensions: Shaping the Future exhibition and also open his artistic process for the students of Aalto. The students have the opportunity to explore the possibilities of 3D ceramic printing, as they can closely follow Charlie’s experimental approach and methods towards design.

This is how Charlie describes the project:

“By developing and distributing a fabrication technique for glass and ceramics, THE TRANSACTION PROJECT articulates the trading, transacting and appropriation of knowledge that is at the center of a craft movement.
Work sessions have taken place in Sweden, Korea, UK, Denmark and now Finland, with a wide variety of glass blowers each being asked to respond to specific designs produced via ceramic 3D printing. The project seeks to apply an open source ethos to a craft process and to use an informal network of makers to explore a new technique. At Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture the project is pleased to work with glass blower Kazushi Nakada.”

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Exhibition in the making

An exhibition in the making! The first Ceramics and its Dimensions: Shaping the Future exhibition will open its doors in Fiskars (Finland) in just a bit over one month and the preparations are underway. Here are some photographs of the process.

Ceramics and its Dimensions: Shaping the Future co-ordinator Priska Falin and exhibition designer Kolja Vennewald planning the exhbition in the White Hall exhibition space in Fiskars, Finland. (c) Minerva Juolahti
The exhibition team meeting in Fiskars. (c) Minerva Juolahti
The piles of boxes in which the exhibition works have arrived to Helsinki. (c) Minerva Juolahti
Photographer Chikako Harada taking pictures of the exhibition works at her studio. (c) Minerva Juolahti

Spring / 2016 KAHLA workshop

In spring 2016 Ceramics and its Dimensions: Shaping the Future workshop was organized at the KAHLA porcelain factory in Germany. The workshop gathered together students, teachers and other stakeholders from the partner universities to experiment and explore the material of ceramics and new technologies.

Here are some pictures of the moments in the workshop.

A 3D printing demonstration by Flemming Tvede Hansen in the Kahla workshop. (c) Priska Falin
3D experiment with clay. (c) Tapio Yli-Viikari
Students experimenting with the 3D printing of clay. (c) Tapio Yli-Viikari