Digital Fabrication

I have been incorporating some new technology in my work. These photos show some of the process from digital modeling to CNC milling, laser cutting and 3-D printing. I am enjoying the contrast between cutting edge and age-old technologies. The precision of computer guided machining juxtaposed to the handmade is compelling, as well. Some finished work with digitally fabricated trays are at the end of the show. More to come…

There is a short video of the CNC mill in action here.

Mash-Up

I am finishing an independent study in the architecture department. It is nice to find a kinship regarding function with another field and to see a new perspective on planning, using space and light, and considering materials.

These liquor sets are the culmination of the pottery-architecture mash-up that has been happening in my studio recently. The stands are slipcast earthenware and the bottles, cups, and utensils are cone 3 red clay.

Mixing Console

Mixing Console

Toddy Tower

Toddy Tower

Toddy Tower

Toddy Tower

Mixing Console

Mixing Console

March

March is shaping up to be a busy month. Several events are happening now, recently passed, or coming soon. These are some of the pieces of mine in the shows listed below.

 

Photos of liquor bottles by Charlie Cummings

8 Fluid Ounces: A National Invitational Ceramic Cup Exhibition, LSU Glassell Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA

The Cup II: 60 Artists, 300 Variations, The College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL

Distilled Essences II, Charlie Cummings Gallery, Gainesville, FL

Cheers! Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD

NCECA National Student Juried Exhibition, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design

La Mesa in conjunction with NCECA, Hampton Inn, Miwaukee, WI

I also have an article in the March/April issue of Pottery Making Illustrated.
For a demonstration  of a similar piece, check out this link to my Ceramic Arts Daily DVD, Hybrid Pottery: Throwing+Altering+Assembling. 

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