Jonathan Keep's 3D-Printed Ceramic Art Blend Nature, Crafts and Technology

By: Laura McQuarrie - Nov 4, 2014
References: keep-art & design-milk
As awesome as 3D printing is, objects created using this technology often have a machined look that is polished and perfected in such a way that it has almost no character at all—not these impressive 3D-printed ceramics by British artist Jonathan Keep though.

These 3D-printed sculptures take inspiration from patterns and forms found in nature, abstracting elements like wood, icebergs, seeds and waves. As you might expect, rather than using something like plastic for printing, Keep built his own 3D printer and made it so that the machine creates with clay. Although the pottery pieces are made by a 3D printer and some of the sculptures can get quite complex, some of Keep's creations have the look of being handcrafted.