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Tamara Efrat Uses 3D Printing To Turn Textiles Into Aged Ceramics

02.25.22 | By
Tamara Efrat Uses 3D Printing To Turn Textiles Into Aged Ceramics
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Tel Aviv-based interdisciplinary artist and designer Tamara Efrat is turning a traditional, hand-created craft into a digital one using algorithmic technology and 3D printing. Taking elements from textile works designed by Bauhaus women weavers, Efrat algorithmically translates these pieces into a three-dimensional relief, which then becomes 3D printed as a mold template. After creating the pieces of the slip cast mold, she pours porcelain slip, waits for the pieces to dry, and fires them in a kiln. The resulting objects, though digitally created, have a handmade, aged feel, like something that’s been excavated from ancient antiquity. The collection is appropriately named The Decorative Arts.

3d printed porcelain

3d printed porcelain

3d printed porcelain

3d printed porcelain

3d printed porcelain

3d printed porcelain

3d printed porcelain

3d printed porcelain

Photos by Daniel Shechter.

As the Lifestyle editor, Vy Yang is obsessed with discovering ways to live well + with intention through design. She's probably sharing what she finds over on Instagram stories. You can also find her at vytranyang.com.