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Mike Davies Innovation Fund Visiting Artist: Jonathan Keep

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Mike Davies Innovation Fund Visiting Artist: Jonathan Keep

Jonathan Keep is an independent practising artist potter and a leading exponent of studio based ceramic 3D printing. His ceramics are recognizable for a strong sculptural quality and emphasis on form. The shapes of his pots are generated in computer code.

He has developed this working process out of an interest in the way computer code can mimic natural codes, patterns and growth structures.

A graduate of the Royal College of Art, London he lives in Suffolk UK and exhibits, lectures and undertakes artist residencies and workshops internationally. Jonathan initiated the widely popular ‘Make Your Own Ceramic 3D Printer’ project.


Thursday 28 March
Artist Talk: The Form is In the Code
Using your WASP ceramic 3D printer.
Student practical on 3D printing (please bring files you wish to print!)
Hot glass demonstration and practical:
blowing into clay moulds
Friday 29 March
Hot glass: Gaffer Time with Jonathan to produce blown glass in printed clay moulds.
Lecture and Discussion: Copy, Cut and Paste. Working with 3d modelling software, 3D scanning, downloading and editing online
3D models, generating content from computer code and working with augmented reality.
Research Seminar with Jonathan (Be prepared to show some of your work)