Cindy Valdez & Nick Perillo
Mentor: Prof. Barbara Schmidt
Today the earth’s biodiversity is being lost at an alarming rate. Design has the power to communicate ideas and transform the way we understand the world. The diversity of the natural environment, of food and of locally sourced materials are brought together in the realisation of functional 3D printing local clay. The aim of our work is to create awareness of the natural origin of the products while they are being used. The printing of 3D ceramics enables the production of a unique series of functional tableware. With their aspects, the products create an aesthetic connection to their original material and their provenance. In this process, nature becomes a central element of design.