Friday, 30 November 2007

01 - Josiah Wedgwoodn't

Josiah Wedgwoodn’t have been able to undertake this project, but as one of the fathers of the first Industrial Revolution he would certainly be at the forefront of the second Industrial Revolution if he were here today.

The Second Industrial Revolution:

Rapid manufacture [RM] and rapid prototyping [RP] are methods of 3D printing using digital data. A range of materials, from plaster, starch and plastics through to some metals can now be fabricated with increased precision and speed. As yet there are few ceramic materials for use in RM.
The technology has advanced dramatically over the past twenty years and is talked about as the Second Industrial Revolution, yet the present stage of its development is the first Industrial Revolution equivalent to the year 1800.

My entry:

My entry for the RSA Design Directions Ceramic Futures competition uses RP and highly innovative ceramic materials to reproduce an iconic ceramic object from the first Industrial Revolution in a way that was impossible in the early 1800’s.

So read on..........

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am reading the June issue of the World of Interiors in which there is a report on your Wedgwoodn't Tureen. I wonder, why is there "n't" after the word "Wedgwood"? It must be a very silly question. Please forgive me.
Look forward to hearing from you.