Household & 3D Print
Graduation Project, MA
at Folkwang University of the Arts, Germany
Direction, Prof. Anke Bernotat, Prof. Stefan Neudecker
04.2022 – 09.2022
This project is a printed clay humidifier that can be used in many combinations, providing a flexible solution that can be combined in pairs or individually to suit different space requirements
The unique 3D printing structure not only greatly improves the water absorption efficiency, but also the water absorption part and the water storage part do not need to be separated and can be printed in one piece.
It made of recycled ceramic powder as clinker, in a ratio of 1:3The recycled ceramic powder here can not only improve the strength and water absorption of the structure, but also after the service life of the product, the product can be continue used as recycled clinker. The project aims to explore the use of sustainable materials and possible applications for 3D printing clay.
Each has two parts, the upper part absorbs water and evaporates water. The lower part is glazed on the outside and can be poured and stored water.
This product is made of recycled ceramic powder as clinker in a ratio of 1:3. The recycled ceramic powder here can not only improve the strength and water absorption of the structure, but also after the service life of the product, the product can be continue used as recycled clinker, after the end of product life.
It can also be used as recycled clinker to continue to be added to the cyclic production of the next product.
Water absorption height comparison:
Left 1 – Original clay without additions,
Left 2 – Clay with 30% recycled ceramic powder added,
Left 3 – Clay with 30% recycled ceramic powder added & printed with special structure.
Thanks Folkwang’s Ceramic Workshop, Lilli Weinhold, Fabian Bastert and ceramic artist Christine Ruff, for their help with ceramic Q&A.
Thanks Folkwang’s Advanced Technology Lab, Steffen Hartwig, for his help with clay printer Q&A.