Maker in Residence – Jonathan Keep
Monday 05 October 2015 10:00am - 5:00pm
From Monday 5th - Friday 9th of October.
For a whole week, maker, potter and artist Jonathan Keep will be building a clay 3D printer, for the Makespace!
Jonathan says: “I have long used computer software to develop new ceramic forms. With an interest in the hidden numerical code that underpins all nature, I have developed a working process whereby the shapes of these pots are written in computer code. This digital information is passed to a studio based DIY 3D printer that I have adapted to print in clay. Layer by layer the pots are printed out – a sort of mechanical pottery coil building. After printing, the ceramic is fired and glazed in the normal way.”
Based on the delta type of 3D printer, his design aims to use parts that can be made fairly easily with basic tools and skills or can be ordered online. This design is specifically for printing with clay but it could be adapted to work with other materials too. The design is open source and can be found here: http://www.keep-art.co.uk/Self_build.html
Members can drop in throughout the week to see how Jonathan is getting on, or to even help build it.
If you’re not a member but student or staff at UCL come by during out lunchtime looks from 12-2pm everyday Monday 5th -9th October. Jonathan will be on hand to show you how it works and you can watch the progress he makes throughout the week.
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