London-based company Common Works is making pottery for the digital age. The company is bringing the power of customization back into the hands of the artisan with a new technological platform called Miko, which is enabling consumers to create unique imprints on items like vases and bowls.
Users are invited to record their voice and specific bodily movements, while Miko transfers those vocal and kinetic movements onto a digitized platform. In a web browser, users can create and transfer these imprints onto beautifully handcrafted ceramics. This process allows the consumer and the artist to maintain creative freedom, while ensuring the product is a one of a kind. Common Works takes advantage of emerging technology to create unconventional and unique results.