Harvard SEAS | MIT 3D Ceramic Printing Master Class with Bryan Czibesz


Sat - Sun, Sep 30 to Oct 1, 9:00am - 5:00pm


Ceramics Program, 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

Presented by Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts, Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Arts at MIT Bryan Czibesz

Workshop Description:
Bryan Czibesz, Assistant Professor of Ceramics at SUNY New Paltz, will lead a hands-on workshop and “build-out” on Ceramic 3D Printing for Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and MIT students at the Ceramics Program. A 3D printer will be constructed during his visit that can be accessed by students after the workshop for research purposes. Czibesz is an artist grounded in the tradition of object making who asks questions of authorship and authenticity through varying degrees of engagement and dislocation between the hand and material manipulation. photo credit (right): Richard Burkett, San Diego State University

How to register:Brian Czibesz

Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences students contact:
Elaine Kristant
Senior Mechanical and Systems Lab Engineer | Active Learning Labs
Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Science
Pierce Hall G11C, 29 Oxford Street Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 496-4990 ekristant@seas.harvard.edu

Massachusetts Institute of Technology students register here.

photo credit: (right top) Collaboration with Shawn Spangler, Photo by Alan Wiener Courtesy Greenwich House Pottery,
(right center) Bryan Czibesz at work and (right bottom) Czibesz installation.

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE OVERVIEW (subject to change – participants will be updated with any changes prior to the event)

Saturday, September 30, 2017  9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

  • Intro presentation and discussion: Organization of tools and materials; Robots, 3D printing, extrusion based ceramic 3D printing community; Digital files appropriate for printing (this is short and can be repeated for multiple classes)
  • Overview of parts and materials, machine design
  • Assemble machine (crowd sourced)
  • Lunch
  • Finish hardware construction, talk about customization
  • Finish electrical and electronics
  • Load firmware and test machine

Sunday, October 1,  9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

  • Finish, test, and/or adjust machine based on machine; troubleshoot as necessary
  • Presentation, demo, and discussion: 3D models, how to generate and process them (stereophotogrammetry, Rhino, Blender, MeshMixer, other software), gcode and extrusion printing parameters (Slic3r)
  • Demo and discussion on clay preparation
  • Set up test prints and work on 3D models
  • Lunch
  • More design, printing, and manipulation of printed parts
  • Discussion of Student led projects

Instructor Biography: Czibesz earned his MFA from San Diego State University and his BA from Humboldt State University, and has shown his work in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States and internationally, including the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design, the Riga Porcelain Museum in Latvia, and the Ceramics Annual at Scripps College. He has taught at Arcadia University, Rowan University and has been Artist-in-Residence at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia, the International Ceramics Studio in Kecskemét, Hungary, c.r.e.t.a. Rome and the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He is currently Assistant Professor of Art in Ceramics at SUNY New Paltz. His website is here.

The workshop will be held at the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard at 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134. For more information, contact Director of Education Kathy King at kking@fas.harvard.edu or phone at 617-496-4751

    Links to other workshops by Bryan Czibesz:

    West Virginia University http://arts.wvu.edu/art-design-news/2016/05/06/ceramicists-build-their-own-3d-printer

    RISD: http://welcome.risd.edu/post/153111791466/printing-with-clay