Tamara Efrat Uses 3D Printing To Turn Textiles Into Aged Ceramics

Tel Aviv-based interdisciplinary artist and designer Tamara Efrat is turning a traditional, hand-created craft into a digital one using algorithmic technology and 3D printing. Taking elements from textile works designed by Bauhaus women weavers, Efrat algorithmically translates these pieces into a three-dimensional relief, which then becomes 3D printed as a mold template. After creating the pieces of the slip cast mold, she pours porcelain slip, waits for the pieces to dry, and fires them in a kiln. The resulting objects, though digitally created, have a handmade, aged feel, like something that’s been excavated from ancient antiquity. The collection is appropriately named The Decorative Arts.

Photos by Daniel Shechter.