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Printed Pots, Joan and Jack Hardie

Joan and Jack Hardie

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Joan and Jack Hardie live and work in Cumbria, UK, at the edge of the Lake District National Park. Joan and Jack have been creating pots for over 40 years. In 2014 they experimented with printing clay using a 3D printer; this made it possible to create ceramic forms not achievable by other means. There were no commercial 3D printers originally available to work in this way, so Joan and Jack built their own. They combine art, craft and technology within their practice, opening up possibilities that are fascinating to explore.

Their pots usually begin with an idea inspired by natural forms. The idea has to be captured and developed as a digital design which is practical to print in wet clay.