Today, specialized 3D printing technology is bringing back the ancient coil building method of building shapes layer by layer. This “digital coil building” frees the digital ceramic artist to explore new forms using new methods. It will not replace traditional pottery but it is creating an exciting new era for ceramic design.
The digital artist must master the same traditional ceramics processing skills as the potter. But you must also master 3D modelling software, 3D slicing software, 3D printing machine control software and the complexities of loading, running, cleaning and maintaining a very specialized 3D printer.