3D Printing as a Ceramic Craft Tool in Its Own Right

Flemming Tvede Hansen, Priska Falin

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterProfessional


For making ceramics, the skills of the maker and the practitioner's tools are a central part of what can be realised. The development of new tools has pushed the potential for ceramics and the possibility for new shapes, purposes, and functions. The development of technologies has raised questions about the quality of the products concerned regarding those handmade versus those machine-made. In this article, we will discuss and show how a ceramic object produced by a new technology such as 3D printing, which can also be met with scepticism of the machine, can be considered as a craft.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCeramics and its Dimensions: Shaping the Future
EditorsMaarit Mäkelä
PublisherAalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture
Pages114 - 128
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)978-952-60-7041-4
ISBN (Print)978-952-60-7042-1
Publication statusPublished - 2016
MoE publication typeD2 Article in a professional research book (incl. an introduction by the editor)
EventCeramics and its dimensions: Shaping the Future - Fiskars Village, Kuparipaja, White Hall, Fiskars Village, Finland
Duration: 10 Nov 20167 Dec 2016

Publication series

NameAalto University publication series ART + DESIGN + ARCHITECTURE
PublisherAalto University
ISSN (Print)1799-4853
ISSN (Electronic)1799-4861


ExhibitionCeramics and its dimensions: Shaping the Future
CityFiskars Village
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  • Ceramics
  • 3D printing
  • Craft
  • Practice-led Research


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