Head to head: Potter versus 3D printer
Ceramics is an ancient, global art form, whose fundamentals have not changed for centuries. 3D printing on the other hand, has only been around for a couple of decades - but has attracted a wave of artists and craftspeople.
But should we think of 3D printing as a new branch of arts and crafts? Does it have any right to be considered a craft at all?
When asked the question, Geoff Kenward, Chair of the London Potters Association, made the case for traditional pottery, while getting his hands wet on clay at the Scola centre in south London.
Meanwhile, jeweller Mark Bloomfield extolled the virtues of 3D printing, from his studio shop in London's Oxo Tower.
Video Journalist: Dougal Shaw
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07 Nov 2014
- From the section Magazine