Clay Fab Lab 2017

Bryan Czibesz (1)

Clay Fab Lab returns to the NCECA Conference for its second year.

Touch meets technology in rooms A105/106 (Level 1) of the Oregon Convention Center in Portland on Thursday, March 23 and Friday, March 24, 2017.

With the support of 92Y Virtual Clay, Skutt Kilns, Anne W. Bracker, West Virginia University, and presenting artists, Clay Fab Lab provides a place where clay, touch, and technology meet.

Emergence of new technologies and their application to ceramic art and learning represent exciting possibilities that will influence the field’s continued evolution in the 21st century. Many of these technologies are becoming more accessible and some are even DIY…

Visit Clay Fab Lab to explore an innovation space where artists, learners, and teachers will share ideas and methods, while discussing challenges and opportunities of creating with clay in new ways.

2017 Clay Fab Lab programming has been developed in consultation with Shoji Satake and Kelly O’Briant of West Virginia University.

With support from 92Y, Clay Fab Lab the following Clay Fab Lab presentations will be livestreamed at:

THURSDAY, MARCH 23 (Pacific Time Zone)

9-9:30am Combining, Traditional and Contemporary Technology in the Studio, a lecture by Kelly O’Briant

10-11:30 am An Eight Hour Build, a demonstration with talk by Keith Simpson

12-12:30pm 3-D Ceramics China, a lecture by Caroline Cheng

1-1:30pm Introduction to 3-D design Software, a lecture by Elizabeth New of Shapeways

2-3:30pm Digital Clay: Hybrid Practices for Digital and Traditional Sculpting, a demonstration by McArthur Freeman

4-5pm Methods Fetish, a lecture by Brian Gillis

FRIDAY, MARCH 24 (Pacific Time Zone)

9-9:30am Orimeware, Collabo+Ware, Shareware – My Explorations of Pepakura to Delta Printer, lecture by Negumi Naitoh

10-11:30am Digital Archeology, demonstration by 2017 NCECA Emerging Artist Jessica Brandl

12-12:30pm Tech Suite: The Journey Continues, lecture by Jill Wiggins of Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild on working with urban youth and new technologies

1-2pm OCAC FabLab: Mud Machine, Lazer Glazer, Robot Router, Vinyl Plotter for Potters Demonstration by Benny Hill

2:30-4pm Digital Calligraphy, demonstration by Adam Chau

4-4:30pm Ephemeral Material: Digital Fabrication, Embodiment, and the Persistent Materiality of Transcendence, lecture by Stacy Jo Scott

Catch the live stream at

Photo Above: Brian Czibesz