If you’re an avid reader of Design Milk, you’ve probably seen all the innovative projects created with a 3D printer. However, we’re even more impressed by the newest “printer” from Chilean Studio gt2P, a Catenary Pottery Printer!

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The printer was born out of a desire to create standard machines that generate non-standard results by mixing the normal numerical control with traditional material and techniques. It reintroduces the idea that parametric design isn’t necessarily always a digital computation methodology.

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The pottery printer is an analog machine that uses computational logics and automation processes to form pottery. With the combination of all these factors, the machine can create a variety of objects, from tableware to candle holders to even hanging lights. This pottery printer is more than just a machine—it allows gt2P to speak about parametric design without computers and digital fabrication laboratories.

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