Live Broadcasts: March 25 and April 1, 2023 at 1pm - 3pm Eastern Time.
Replays available forever.
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3D printers are becoming more and more accessible via advances in technology, lower price points, and availability through other public avenues such as maker studios and public libraries. The printers and related software are also continually improving, making it easier for many hobbyists to use them for designing, modeling, and printing 3D objects and tools.
In Part 1 of this workshop, Stacie will provide a brief intro to 3D printing, show some examples of 3D printed tools and objects that can be used for making pottery, present demos on how to model, print and use some 3D-printed tools, and discuss how the 3D printing process relates to CNC and die cutting. Participants will get to see a 3D printer in action, learn about some software and websites used to design and create 3D models, and see some 3D-printed tools used in clay. The goal of Part 1 is to demystify 3D printing for potters and give participants the confidence to try it out on their own.
In Part 2 of this workshop, Stacie will provide a soup-to-nuts overview of creating custom 3D-printed textured rollers. She will start by showing some sample results and then describe and demonstrate the process. This will include:
• steps required to create 3D-printed custom textured rollers,
• how to use the rollers on hand-built and wheel-thrown pieces, and
• tips on finishing / glazing the created pieces.
By the end of the session, participants will have all of the information they need to create and use 3D-printed custom textured rollers on their own.
Bio: Stacie Hibino is a part-time User Experience (UX) instructor and part-time potter. She took her first wheel-throwing class in 2018 and immediately fell in love with the craft. She is constantly learning something new about pottery — through online and in-person classes and workshops, online discussion groups, and lots of exploration in her home studio. Stacie purchased a 3D printer around the same time she started learning pottery and immediately became fascinated with using it for her pottery. She has used her 3D printer to create custom stamps, tools, and textured rollers. She has presented two talks at the Clay Con West conference related to using 3D printers for pottery in January 2022 and 2023. She does not use technology to define her work, but rather to enhance, augment, and personalize it. With a background in UX, she’s always thinking about ways to improve the experience of making and using her pottery. In 2020, Stacie started her pottery business — Zen Shway Studio — and has been selling her pottery since July 2020. She makes wheel-thrown and hand-built pottery — mostly functional ware, with a few cute (“kawaii”) items thrown in. You can follow @zenshway on Instagram for her latest updates.