– Arabica Arabesque


Coffee-pot Ballerina sculpture in ceramic.

Pioneering cross-disciplinary project within the Cardiff School of Art & Design, combining digital design processes with craft-based material methods.

Worked with a student from the MA Ceramics course to create a ceramic object that would imply a sense of movement and metamorphosis between a metallic coffee-pot and a ballerina figurine – both ‘found’ objects.

Digitisation of two objects via challenging 3D Laser scanning and cross-platform CAD processes.

Laser scan data of ballerina figurine

3D CAD replica of coffee pot

3D CAD replica of coffee pot Digital point-cloud data spliced together in ‘Freeform’ software. I provided tuition and guidance to allow student to have direct input into the CAD process. The spliced data was translated as a physical model via 3D printing to be used as a pattern for slip casting in clay. The Z Corp 3D printer, prior to removal of prototype part

Removing one half of the prototype part from the 3D printer


Digital tools facilitated the project to fruition where hand-working methods had failed to get the desired effect.

Project awaiting completion.