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3D-printed Ceramic Vessel, from Sediment collection

This is a 3D-printed ceramic vessel. It was designed by Olivier van Herpt.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Olivier van Herpt as part of Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.

It is dated 2015. Its medium is 3d-printed ceramic.

Van Herpt designed a 3D printer that produces large-scale forms in the medium of ceramics, a challenging material due to the weight of wet clay. His astonishing pottery collections blur the line between the hand-made and the machine-made to showcase the craft of digital manufacturing. Van Herpt wants his tools to empower others to create as well. He hopes that as the technology becomes accessible to many, the beauty of 3D-printed objects will blossom.

It is credited Courtesy of Olivier van Herpt.

Our curators have highlighted 16 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Vase
  • glazed stoneware.
  • Museum purchase through gift of Mrs. Beatrix Farrand.
  • 1963-38-1

Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 65.4 × 21.6 cm (25 3/4 × 8 1/2 in.)

We have 1 video that features 3D-printed Ceramic Vessel, from Sediment collection.

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.

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