Digital Ceramics: 3D Printing with Clay


Apr 2nd,

1:00pm — 4:00pm

Location: Walker Shop

About The Workshop

This workshop will introduce the use of the Potterbot Ceramic 3d Printer in Walker Hall. Students will learn how to create a vase using Rhino, generate the g-code using Cura or Simplify3d, and print on the Potterbot. Vases produced by students during the course will be fired and ready for pick up later in the semester.

Cross Disciplinary Connections

Workshop crosses with engineering, small scale manufacturing, and component production for art and architecture. Expanded basic knowledge of digital fabrication, 3D modeling program language, and 3d printing operations.


A ceramic 3D printed vase

Next Steps

Course: Digital Ceramics, Fall 2021 contact: Kelley Van Dyck Murphy


  • Kelley Van Dyck Murphy

    Kelley Van Dyck Murphy is an architectural designer, educator and the co-principal of Van Dyck Murphy Studio based in St. Louis, Missouri. The practice engages in built and speculative projects through experimentation with material logics, digital fabrication, and geometry. Kelley is an assistant professor of architecture at the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis. In the School of Architecture, she teaches design studios and seminar courses in representation and digital fabrication. In 2019, she was awarded research grants from both Washington University and the Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis for research in 3d printing in non-traditional mediums. The research focuses on assemblies that yield innovative visual or tactile effects while also engaging specific material performance. The work confronts the seemingly disparate modes of physical making and digital form-giving with the introduction of a new material system that expands the aesthetic and performative potential of aggregated enclosure assemblies. Kelley earned a Master of Architecture from Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee.

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