3DClayPrinting.Com News Team

This site was initiated by Yao van den Heerik, and started in the summer of 2017 by scouring the internet and collecting as many news worthy articles, blog and projects about 3d clay printing that could be found. So far there is no other site dedicated to report and archive 3d clay printing related news, I hoped to fill that gap. It took a few more months to have that idea fully crystallized and shaped into a readable and searchable format. 3Dclayprinting.com was the obvious name.

At this time 2 Authors contribute

(but we welcome more!):


Yao van den Heerik, Administrator and World reporter (for the time being).

Yao is Co-founder of VormVrij 3D, manufacturer of the LUTUM 3d clay printers Brand. Graduated from the Design Academy in ’98 and after running a successful design business, he spend 10 years in West Africa for charity work at a Local NGO and worked as a tour guide in the tourist industry before directing his attention to the upcoming field of 3d Ceramics.


Marlieke Wijnakker, Printing Materials, glaze and clay reporter.

Marlieke is Co-founder of VormVrij 3D and Materials expert for 3D clay printing. Graduated from the Design Academy in ’99 and After working several years at Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam she worked as a tour operator/guide for a UK based tour agency  in Morocco after which se did charity work for a Local NGO in West Africa.


Are you interested to become an occasional or permanent correspondent about 3d clay printing for your Country? Do not hesitate and start writing your first contribution, but read this first!