Art Exhibit Focuses on Ceramic 3D Printing at Northern Clay Center
(OMAHA, NEBRASKA) SEPTEMBER 20, 2016-Though centuries old, the medium of ceramic arts is experiencing an evolution. Now, artists working in clay may use computer software, 3D printing and CNC milling to create fine art objects. An exhibit of ceramics incorporating these technologies will be on view September 23 through November 6, 2016 at Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Tethon 3D is proud to support this exhibit and will be presenting a workshop in conjunction with the opening weekend events.
A Tipping Point: Technology in Ceramics is curated by Heather Nameth Bren and Michael Arnold of Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis, MN. The exhibition includes the work of Adam Nathaniel Furman, fabricated by Tethon 3D.
“We are thrilled to support this unique ceramic art installation. Ceramic 3D printing offers an elevated esthetic quality in addition to valuable physical properties that span useful applications from fine art to industry,” said Karen Linder, President and CEO of Tethon 3D.
Furman is a London-based designer whose practice ranges from architecture and interiors, to sculpture, installation, writing and product design. He has been the recipient of the Design Museum Designer in Residence 2013-14, Blueprint Award for Design Innovation 2014, the UK Rome Prize for Architecture 2014-15, and is one of the Architecture Foundation’s New Architects 2016.
Furman said, “It is very exciting to be amongst such a collection of artists at the vanguard of the bringing together of the latest technologies with the most ancient of crafts, and it has been a fascinating journey with Tethon 3D, designing and making this highly experimental piece especially for this exhibition.”
Gerusalemme -Jersualem in Italian- is so named as it was designed to be a physical realization of the depictions of Jerusalem that feature so often in the backgrounds of early Renaissance Italian paintings. Taking buildings that the artists were acquainted with from their European home towns, they would extrude them to fanciful proportions and heights, and by giving them a golden hue, render them exotic, and yet familiar enough, to be the inspiring image of a land and time worth longing after. Gerusalemme is a return to the representations of an imaginary past through the physical technology of the future.
The opening reception is Friday September 23, 2016 from 6-8pm. On Saturday, September 24, Tethon 3D will demonstrate 3D printing with “Porcelite”, a ceramic photo-curable resin and will give an introductory lecture on 3D printing in ceramics and its current and future applications. This workshop is free, but space is limited so pre-registration is required.
For more information about Tethon 3D see tethon3d.com or call Karen Linder, President and CEO at (402) 639-2446.
For more information about Northern Clay Center, visit northernclaycenter.org.
For more information about Adam Nathaniel Furman, see adamnathanielfurman.com.