3D printing @ Northcote Pottery Supplies with Alterfact

is an design studio created by Lucile and Ben in 2014. Since graduating
from the Design Academy Eindhoven in 2013, Lucile and Ben have worked
in tandem on various issues in different mediums. Alterfact explores
current and future issues and translates them into experiences,
installations and objects. They conduct critical research with materials
and data, and invite the viewer into their world. Our
background is in design, and we have a critical approach to making.
This means that we consider the manufacture of ‘stuff’: where it is
coming from and where it is going; how it is made and how it will be
used. Within Alterfact, Ben is more academic and research based, whereas
Lucile conducts more material research and translation to objects. 
and Ben’s residency project @ Northcote Pottery Supplies was to build their own 3D Printer and
create a series of unique ceramic tableware using the printer. They
are harnessing the irregularities of 3D printing and working within its
limitations to create work that is pretty exciting and it has garnered a
lot of interest.
Floor Talk by Ben Landau & Lucile Sciallano of Alterfact Studio
Guest Artists in Residence, Northcote Pottery Supplies
Monday 1st June 6pm-7pm
Free Event
Northcote Pottery Supplies
142-144 Weston Street
Brunswick East VIC 3057

Turn 3D Printing into Ceramic Art: Bits to Atoms

Imagine designing a 3D object on your computer, printing it in 3D and
translating that into a ceramic object. and imagine doing it in an
inspiring century-old factory while surrounded by creative minds from
around the world.

With Medalta’s Bits to Atoms workshop (in
partnership with Medicine Hat College), you can do all of this. Bits to
Atoms facilitators will take you through the process of digital design
and 3D printing, in plastic. From there, you will make a plaster mould
from your plastic object, which will serve as the model for your ceramic

This exciting opportunity is perfect for anyone working
in the field of Education, Digital Design & Rending or Ceramic Art
who is always looking for ways to incorporate new technologies into
their practice.


a site 2 see and a guest post (and maybe a technical tuesday?) all rolled into one

If you follow Medalta on Facebook, twitter or Instagram (which you should) you’d have seen some pretty cool images lately of the 3D printing they’ve been doing. I was so intrigued that I bugged Aaron Nelson and Quentin Randall to send me some info and images to share with you guys. Below are some thoughts about the relevancy of the residency process for an artist and the integration of 3D printing technology. 

The value of art and artists

are experimenters, looking at new ways of using existing technologies
or developing new technologies to solve their own technical problems.
Artists today are not primarily focused on the final product. For every
piece in an art gallery, there are 100 piled in the corners of studios.
It is about the process; the experiments which yield new information.
residencies are the creative equivalent to scientific laboratories –
ideas come together and are explored to their natural end. Sometimes
it’s as a heap in the corner. In other times – exciting times – an idea
produces something revolutionary. When that happens, change happens.
and Craft 3D printing is at the edge of our understanding and
development. By putting it in the hands of artists – people who make
careers out of pushing forward – their experiments will leave invaluable
and meaningful amounts of new information in their wake.
Medalta’s artists’ studios, 3D ceramic printing experiments are quietly
being conducted by many creative minds. The goal here is not to solve
the  problems In fact, more problems are often created. The goal is to
push these two newly-convergent technologies (ceramics and 3D printing)
to their absolute limit in order to see further into the future. By
pushing further than before, artists at Medalta are able to help others
see the future. By experimenting and sharing, progress can (and will)
happen in positive, unexpected ways.
is the relevance of an artists’ work. To endlessly experiment, share
ideas, build on ideas, combine ideas and move this world forward.
Medalta’s artist residency program is devoted to that cause and
understands its role in the world. Medalta respects the process of
making and understands that process based learning produces new
knowledge that expands the definition of ‘possible.’”

Well if you’re like me I’m sure you’re dying to know more and if you’re lucky enough to be in the Alberta area you should make sure to check out their 3D printing demo and exhibition this weekend. 

Historic Clay District logo  


Over 125 years of Ceramic technology in Medicine Hat

Exhibition & Demonstration

Saturday, June 1 
7:00pm – 10:00pm   
Yuill Family Gallery (Medalta)
No Charge

Steve Grimmer

Medalta is pleased to host Ceramic 3D Printing,
a company from Omaha, Nebraska, who are using the methodologies
associated with contemporary art production in order to conduct research
into 3D printing. This company is at the leading edge of printing in
ceramics and organic material for the medical industry.
are experimenters, looking at new ways of using existing technologies
or developing new technologies to solve their own technical problems.
Artists today are not primarily focused on the final product. For every
piece in an art gallery, there are 100 piled in the corners of studios.
It is about the process, the experiments which yield new information.
join us for a short demonstration of the process and to hear our five
feature artists discuss their involvement with this cutting edge

Art-O-Matic @ the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery


Claire Brunet, Future Retrieval, Guillaume Lachapelle,        Neri Oxman, and Susan Shantz 
At the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery
Opening Reception: 
Sunday, October 28 from 1 to 5 pm
Welcome and Remarks: 1:30 pm
Artist Remarks: 
Susan Shantz at 2:30 pm
Claire Brunet at 3:00 pm
Guillaume Lachapelle at 3:30 pm
This exhibition explores object scanning, computer-generated form
manipulation and 3-D printing, all of which embody Rapid Prototyping
technology. While some artists switch back and forth between analogue
and digital tools, others work exclusively in digital formats. Coming
from both Canada and the USA, the artists in this exhibition are at the
forefront of creating new forms and inventing a new relationship to art
and art-making.
Don’t Miss It. A MakerBot Replicator will print 3-D objects right before your eyes.