Practitioners’ Experience in Clay 3D Printing: Metaphorical viewing for gaining embodied understanding

Priska Falin, Nur Horsanali, Flemming Tvede Hansen, Maarit Mäkelä

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In the context of artistic research, making has been traditionally understood as a process between the maker and the material. However, the digitalization that influences all practices brings us new kinds of making processes in which the ‘digital tools’ have a profound impact on the practitioner’s experience – also in the context of art, craft and design. This study explores the maker’s experience from a practice-led approach to understanding the subjective experience with clay 3D printing. To open up the 3D printing process with clay using our embodied understanding, the full process is viewed metaphorically – borrowing from music. The preliminary findings show that metaphorical viewing and the use of a score enables a successful review of the nature of computer-based practices in a way that all aspects and potentials fall naturally into place.
TitelProceedings of BICCS 2021 : Biennial International Conference for the Craft Sciences. Special Issue
Antal sider15
Publikationsdato10 maj 2021
StatusUdgivet - 10 maj 2021
Begivenhed Biennial International Conference for the Craft Sciences 2021: Craft in Action - , Sverige
Varighed: 4 maj 20216 maj 2021


Konference Biennial International Conference for the Craft Sciences 2021


  • Ceramics
  • 3D printing
  • clay
  • Music
  • Experiment
  • Digital form-finding
  • Artistic Research

Kunstnerisk udviklingsvirksomhed (KUV)

  • Nej