Workshop at the KAHLA Porcelain factory in Germany

Hansen, F. T. (Organizer)

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event Participation in workshop, seminar, course


    In spring 2016 Ceramics and its Dimensions:Shaping the Future sub-project organised a student workshop at the KAHLA Porcelain factory in Germany. In the workshop twenty students from four different Universities were invited to work together in a factory setting. The workshop included lectures and demonstrations concentrating mainly on the topics of 3D printing and food culture. The aim was to explore the current and future possibilities of ceramics as a material and a craft. Students had wonderful opportunities to explore all the processes that Kahla Porcelain factory offered along with new 3D printing technology introduced by Flemming Tvede Hansen. From the Unfold design studio, Dries Verbruggen was invited to give a lecture about the development of 3D printing in clay. In his skype lecture, he introduced their projects and the short history of 3D printing in the studio context with ceramics that has a profound basis in open source ideology. Other very interesting event during the workshop, was the dinner experience and a related mini workshop organized by the dilettantin produktionsbüro at the end of the workshop. With the dinner experience workshop, the students had the opportunity to explore the food culture from a very local and a back to earth-kind of perspective. Students explored the surrounding nature and collected some ingredients for the dinner that was created by an artist and a chef.
    Period4 Apr 201610 Apr 2016
    Event typeWorkshop
    LocationKahla , Germany


    • Ceramics
    • 3d printing
    • digital crafting
    • rapid manufacturing
    • Experiment
    • craftsmanship
    • craft