The ceramic commons project is an idea that has develop between Meguni Naitoh, Boston (USA) and Anna AndersenHorsens (DK). Both working with ceramic and 3D printing in to different continents. We are welcoming other ceramicists/ artist/designers also working with ceramic and paste extrusion type printers to join the project.

Read more about the project structure here.

Mind, material and machine
The idea of printing other artist’s work from only a digital file, is essential to the project. The 3D printing involves a lot of decision making and this is what makes each exhibition unique. The detail in handling the object and choose of material and firring method etc. is left to the each artist who prints the works for the exhibition. It will demonstrate the importance of craft and understanding of paste extrusion 3D printing. The collaborative work that will be the result of the project will be shared through local exhibits and the online gallery.
Global and local
Being able to participate from anywhere in the world by submitting work or hosting a show without shipping is essential to the project. Ceramic Commons celebrate the fact that 3D printing technology allows us to share work across the world. Some of the possibilities and issues in using the 3D printing technology this way will be explored and discussed in the project. This is an organic process and an open ended project that provokes dialogues about sharing resources and issues around authorship and aesthetic control.  We hope both the local and global communities will benefit from the project.
Criteria to enter the project
We expect all participants to have thorough knowledge of ceramic paste extrusion printing. We welcome all styles and approaches to working with ceramic. The file submitted to the project should be licenced CC (creative commons) because it is a collaborative project. See more about hosting a show here.
Financing the project
There is no monetary exchanges between the file contributors, exhibition hosts and the project. This it to keep the project structure simple, but also to celebrate the free exchange of ideas. We are aware that producing an exhibition will involve some costs. Therefore, we encourage the host to find sponsorship or other arrangements e.g using the project as a teaching tool or selling the work only for a fund-raising purpose for covering  the cost of exhibition or to support any other non-profit projects.