CO-LAB

This project is part of my residency in Museo Carlo Zauli in Faenza, Italy. Faenza is a small provincial town well known for it's tradition in ceramics. Taking traditional Faenza ceramics as a starting point I explored how they could be re-invented; both by using new production methods and new digital tools. 

This exploration led to a need methodology, more specifically one that requires machine and human collaboration. For a week, I worked closely together with a 3d printer, studying it's way of working, it's pace, it's aesthetic result. As the printer was depositing material, I intervened and deposited color; the color was embedded in between layers, creating an interesting weaved effect. By the end of the week I've learned how to pace myself to work in tandem with the printer and achieve the desired result. It was an ongoing negotiation, an intricate performance of hand movements and an example of how traditional craft can work together with new fabrication tools to achieve unexpected results. The colors used are the ones traditionally found in Faenza ceramics.