The project developed during iAtelier: Packaging DPO
A project that aims to redefine the Spanish ceramic tradition through new techniques, design, and production processes using 3D printing technology. The combination of the skilled ceramist Marina Valls, the experience of Tiziana Chiara working with glass, together with the ability in visual representation and 3D design of Antonio Domínguez has generated the perfect team to develop this project. They have combined traditional processes such as firing pottery and glass blowing with digital printing in PLA plastic and ceramic extrusion, to obtain a product inspired by traditional ceramic pieces from Manises (Valence).
Check the video of iAtelier workshop here!
Meet the maker
I consider myself a craftsmaker and glass artist.
Over the years I have trained and researched different glass working techniques and the truth is that I knew from the beginning that glass was going to be my traveling companion.
I am not satisfied with learning a technique and reproducing it, I am passionate about providing an artistic vision, which can be in technical-aesthetic solutions or in conceptual content.
I am constantly in search of creating different products, which are born from my inspiration, my work is an artistic vision and a personal experience in the world of glass.
I am passionate about design, and I think it has been key in my professional career, due to the need to create artistic and functional objects.
The process of creating the first prototype to the final piece is the part that I enjoy the most about my job.
What interested you in the iAtelier programme and did it meet with your expectations?
The idea of getting closer to new technologies made me curious. Know how to use them so that they are an aid to produce pieces in an artisanal process.
It is a new subject to study, and it takes time. This has been an opportunity to be able to experience with them.
In our working group we chose a line of work where the application of technology was not specific to glass -as we are a designer, a ceramist, and a glass artist- so we focused on the technology as a study of forms and composition, and we developed a project open towards observation and different possibilities creating modular forms in glass, ceramic or 3D printing.
Our idea was to create an object that at first glance is totally handmade, and where technology is a mean in the manufacturing process (in our case the creation of moulds to facilitate the realization of the ceramic piece and a subsequent fit with a glass piece).
How will participating in iAtelier influence your future practice?
I got one skill more that definitely will be present in the prototyping of new collections.
My 5 top tips that I have learnt on this journey:
1.Machines “think” differently from our minds.
2. Group work can deviate from your purpose and bring you other, different opportunities.
3. There is always an evolution at work and in new learning that marks a before and after.
4. The new technology tools in my work can assist me in part of the processes and prototyping, it can facilitate a serial production by means of moulds