Studio Potter; Summer/Fall2010, Vol. 38 Issue 2, p65-71, 7p, 2 Color Photographs, 2 Black and White Photographs
The article provides information on reconceptualization of curricula in higher education for ceramics studio and all the studio arts through the use of computer-assisted technologies. It offers new technologies that could be integrated into a curriculum in the axis of ceramics, sculpture and digital media including digital ceramic printing, rapid prototyping and laser cutting. It adds that digital equipment and applications are significant tools for creating innovative artworks and demonstration examples for ceramic students. Furthermore, the state of ceramic artworks nowadays can be reproduced robotically or enact age-old rites of fire by hand-stoking a kiln for days until end.
Studio Potter; Fall2009, Vol. 37 Issue 2, p14-17, 4p
The article explores approaches and solutions to ensure the bright future of ceramic art. It outlines examples of promising developments in the sector, including the work of artist and educator John Balistreri at Bowling Green University with three-dimensional (3D) ceramic printers. It advises potters to redefine themselves as designers. It explains why potters must know the history, materials, processes and morphologies of ceramic art. It encourages potters to look at innovations in doing pottery craft such as rapid prototyping.
Studio Potter; Summer2008, Vol. 36 Issue 2, p8-12, 5p, 5 Black and White Photographs
The article discusses the creation of ceramic art using the three-dimensional rapid prototyping, a process by which virtual designs, often rendered with computer-assisted design software, are transformed into actual objects. The author followed these procedures, developing a testing structure comprised of a standard-dimension test bar inscribed with a ten-centimeter line and a numbering system. As an educator, the author is interested in how their innovations will positively contribute to both ceramic art and digital art.