To pot or not to pot
Ceramics is having a moment. It is no longer just thought of as a craft taken up in retirement. Mugs are no longer simply knick-knack memorabilia brought home from gift shops, but being sold alongside gorgeous jewelry and fancy clothing.
Thanks to Instagram, ceramic art has been given a spotlight and more and more is able to foster the industry making functional and beautiful art.
Every story has a preface, so
Pottery is older than you, your grandmother, and all your relatives together. On the walls of the Egyptian tombs, there are paintings with ceramic vases from Crete. During excavations of the island, archeologists discovered a factory where cups, plates, vessels were made. It took several centuries, but ceramics remain one of the basic materials.

People make of ceramic almost everything from a large panel in size of a giraffe to a tiny coaster.

The first evidence of human-made ceramics date back to at least 24,000 years BC - a small statue known as Venus of Dolní Věstonice, was found in a settlement near Brno, in the Czech Republic.
Ceramic manufacturing was almost the same as it was 24 000 BC
Around the 19th century, the application of the material was discovered in the machine industry: mainly as thermal and electrical insulators in motors.

Due to its long history, the advent of ceramic 3D printing was expected, as ceramic materials have mechanical properties and high-resolution geometries that has never been possible to use with traditional techniques.

Binder Jetting is one of the technologies that began to manufacture with ceramic powders. The beginning of the technology goes back to the 90s. The technique consists of manufacturing ceramic powders using a binder that solidifies in a cross-section on a powder bed.
When we talk about ceramic printing, we are talking about the final product, not the prototype.
What you needed to create ceramics before:

Pottery skill
Ceramic wheel
A kiln (or two)
Tones of clay
Years of practice
Time and money investments
What you need today:

A sketch
With the start of a new decade we announce two extra options for your ceramic print:

Get your order unglazed to create your own unique finish

Get a custom made color
(our color lab is here for you)

One line. Two. Three, and the contours make up in a vase or lamp. Artists are working with 3D printing because it gives them a quick start. It is simple, fast, easy. It does not inquire any extra skills or time. It gives shape to things that would be difficult or impossible to create with other techniques. And as 3D printing continues to improve, we believe we're only at the beginning of what we can do.