Coded Clay was born out of artist Brian Peters’ experience and interest in 3D printing with ceramics, which began during a ceramic residency in 2012 while he was living in the Netherlands.
Our forms are sketched and then modeled in a parametric design program that allows us to create complex and intricate designs. The products are then produced on custom-built 3D printers. While we approach the design and fabrication in a new way, once the products are made, we rely on the tools and skills traditionally used by ceramic artists. Each piece is refined by hand, fired, glazed by hand and fired again, which means that craftsmanship and artistry remain an integral part of each piece.
Brian is trained as an architect and his passion lies at the intersection of architecture, art, design and fabrication, and his focus is on 3D printing’s ability to seamlessly integrate these interests. His research in this field is widely publicized and has received several prestigious awards.