ceramics and circuits
Workshops run as part of MMU's 2016 Summer School programme. The sessions were the second of two weeks of workshops for the group and examined how the ceramic vessels they had made the week previously could be digitised and reimagined in new forms
The group were first invited to create a digital document of their vessels using freely available 3D scanning software. Once complete, they then created films which documented the vessels being smashed and destroyed.
Together the 3D scan and the destruction film created a digital archive of their physical vessel that can theoretically be stored in perpetuity and recreated at any time. Of course, the 3D model can also be manipulated so designs can be morphed and evolve. Each group uploaded their documentation to an online repository created for the programme.
As the final step, the fragments of the vessels were laid out over a template to create a QR code that, when scanned, links directly to the online documentation of the original vessel.
Overall ceramics go full circle being created, documented, destroyed, archived and ultimately creating a further tangible object, physically and digitally linked to its former form