A case study of ceramic design that combines 3D printing technology

3D 프린팅 기술을 융합한 도자디자인 사례 연구

  • 최정화 (서울과학기술대학교 IT디자인융합전공) ;
  • 김원석 (공주대학교 조형디자인학부)
  • Received : 2019.02.08
  • Accepted : 2019.04.20
  • Published : 2019.04.28


The purpose of this study is to review the influence of 3D printing technology on the formability and artistic value of ceramic works through a theoretical review of 3D printing technology and a case study of ceramic works that incorporate them creatively. Thus, the following conclusions were drawn from the analysis of the ceramic works of seven artists and two design teams. First, digital production that incorporates 3D printing technology into works can be applied to data applications and changes, unlike the existing manual methods, and the artist's unique creative artwork is possible. Second, a new paradigm has emerged that expresses the new material, method, advanced digital technology, and more stereoscopic and colorful sculptures out of the traditional ceramic concepts. In the future, I hope to find new methodology that meets the developing digital technology through continuous research and utilization of 3D printing and realizing new value of ceramic design.

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Fig. 1. Wilderness Embodied, Iris Van Herpen. 2013.

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Fig. 3. Orbis Gold ring. Lionel T Dean. 2015.

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Fig. 5. 3D Printed Chair. 4AXYZ. 2013.

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Fig. 7. Woven series. Olivier Van Herpt. 2012-2018.

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Fig. 9. Artisan lectronique. Unfold. 2010.

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Fig. 11. Iceberg Series. Jonathan Keep. 2016.

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Fig. 13. Optical Flow. Emre Can. 2017.

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Fig. 15. Vase Series. An Sung Man. 2016.

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Fig. 17. Cheom Jang 151130. Yoon Ju Chul. 2015.

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Fig. 19. Large Oval Cyan Bloom. Michael Eden. 2012.

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Fig. 21. Vessel. Kate Blacklock. 2016.

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Fig. 23. Ceramic 3D printed parts. Nervous System. 2018.

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Fig. 2. Dita Von Teese. Michael Schmidt and Francis Bitonti. 2013.

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Fig. 4. Foliates. Ross Lovegrove, 2013

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Fig. 6. Wave City’ Coffee Table. Mousarris. 2016.

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Fig. 8. Arcanum. Olivier Van Herpt. 2017.

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Fig. 10. Steel Blue Glass in Iron Oxide Clay. Unfold. 2014.

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Fig. 12. Refraction ii. Jonathan Keep. 2018.

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Fig. 14. The Breakfast in the Middle East. Emre Can. 2018.

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Fig. 16. Full Moon. An Sung Man. 2016.

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Fig. 18. Openwork Mug Series. Yoon Ju Chul. 2014.

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Fig. 20. Romanesco Vase I, II. Michael Eden. 2017.

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Fig. 22. 3D Printed Ceramics. Kate Blacklock. 2016.

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Fig. 24. Ceramic 3D printed parts. Nervous System. 2018.

Table 1. Characteristics by 3D Printer type

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