Crafting Ceramics through the Use of Virtual Reality

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This paper reflects ongoing research about how new technologies create new possibilities within crafting and how it can build on traditional techniques within the field of ceramics. The research explores how virtual reality (VR), using Oculus Rift and 3D-printing in clay is suitable to link to the process of throwing vessels within ceramic crafts. Several experiments have been completed by this technique, and references to traditional craft-based knowledge, rooted in skills and experience, have been identified. Nevertheless, the research also shows how new technology adds new dimensions and extend our way of crafting. The quality of the crafted object is based on the ability of the presented technique to combine throwing and pattern-making as an integrated process while building up the thrown object, here named virtual pattern-throwing. Furthermore, it is argued that this use of VR for throwing makes it possible to recall a hands-on experience and thus weave the quality of the traditional craftsmanship with the virtual within the process of making vessels.
Publikationsdato4 maj 2021
Antal sider15
StatusAccepteret/In press - 4 maj 2021


  • Ceramics
  • Virtual Reality
  • Experimental Design
  • 3D printing
  • Digital Crafting
  • craftsmanship
  • Craft
  • clay

Kunstnerisk udviklingsvirksomhed (KUV)

  • Nej