Shiva as Lord of Dance (Nataraja), Indian (Tamil Nadu)

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A Brave New World for Clay

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Submitted on August 1, 2019 - 5:00pm
Timea Tihanyi and 3D printer
Timea Tihanyi watches as a 3D printer builds an artwork. Media credit: Mark Stone/University of Washington.

In a studio filled with ceramic artworks, Timea Tihanyi concentrates on creating a porcelain vessel. Rather than hand-building the piece or throwing it on a potter’s wheel, she monitors a 3D printer that layers coils of clay to create an artwork based on her specifications.

The shelves of the studio are lined…

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