Estonia, Tallinn

Clay 3D Printing

when 19 August 2019 - 26 August 2019
language Estonian
duration 1 week
credits 3 EC

The Department of Ceramics at the Estonian Academy of Arts invites you to participate in an international Clay 3D Printing workshop. Ceramics have properties that allow them to be used in the most disparate fields. We usually don’t consider that ceramics are all around us, not just in kitchenware, but also in bathrooms, swimming pools and public interiors, and that stoves and fireplaces, and even houses, are made of fired clay. Top-quality ceramics can be found in medical equipment, audio technology and the air and space industry. Clay is a sensitive, flexible and versatile material with its own technological limits, which the participants will learn during the workshop.
3D printing in clay allows us to print three-dimensional objects or models at a lower cost and more easily. For ceramists, it represents a new technological possibility, while for others it gives a chance to convert digital sketches into real three-dimensional objects.
During this course, participants will learn the technical skills of 3D printing and printing in clay: creating G-code and STL files, plus preparation of the clay and printing.
The aim of the course is to use innovative thinking to discover new ways of printing, using clay and printed ceramics. The end of the workshop will feature a pop-up exhibition of the objects created.
Every participant needs to bring their own laptop. All other materials are provided, and students may keep the objects they print.

LEARNING OUTCOMES. The participant:

• KNOWS about the design foundations for ceramic 3D printing;
• KNOWS how to conceptualise ideas through 3D modelling software and prepare print files;
• KNOWS how to prepare clay material and operate 3D printing equipment;
• HAS EXPERIENCE in working individually and in small groups;
• IS ABLE to present design concepts.

ASSESSMENT

The course ends with a pass-fail evaluation of the design concept and understanding of the technical process of clay 3D printing. To pass the course, we will evaluate your concept, working process, and final presentation.

Course leader

Jonathan Keep (RCA, London MA, 2002, UK). A ceramist and advanced user of clay 3D printers.
Kaiko Kivi, an architect and co-supervisor with expertise in algorithms, data structures and architectural engineering.
Lauri Kilusk, a ceramist and skilled user

Target group

The workshop is aimed at ceramics, architecture and design students, but admission is open to all students who have had experience with 3D printing and know how to create 3D files.
Please note that this course is meant for higher education students only.

Course aim

LEARNING OUTCOMES. The participant:

• KNOWS about the design foundations for ceramic 3D printing;
• KNOWS how to conceptualise ideas through 3D modelling software and prepare print files;
• KNOWS how to prepare clay material and operate 3D printing equipment;
• HAS EXPERIENCE in working individually and in small groups;
• IS ABLE to present design concepts.

Credits info

3 EC
64 academic hours

Fee info

EUR 0: Free (incl. the accommodation in the hostel)
“EKA Summer Academy of Art, Design and Architecture – Possible Futures” is supported by the European Regional Development Fund.

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