Solid free-form fabrication in fired ceramic as a design aid for concept modelling in the ceramic industry
AWARDING BODY: Arts and Humanities Research Council
AWARDED TO: Hoskins, Stephen
RESEARCHER PARTICIPANTS: Huson, David and Walters, Peter
PROJECT PARTNER: Denby Pottery
During the AHRC funded three-year research project ‘The Fabrication of Three Dimensional Art and Craft Artefacts through Virtual Digital Construction and Output’ the investigators Huson and Hoskins developed a patented ceramic material. Whilst there were several research groups working internationally in this field, the CFPR team were at the forefront of these developments with a method that used 3D computer aided design (3D CAD) software to design an object on a computer and print a model directly in a ceramic material to be subsequently fired, glazed and decorated.