Pittsburgh-based spatial artist and designer, Brian Peters’ experimentation and exploration within the overlapping realms of architecture, art, and fabrication has culminated in the Dyadic Series, a new collection of limited-edition 3D-printed ceramic sculptures that offer a convincingly woven appearance rather than the hallmarks of typical 3D additive printing.
Peters’ multi-disciplinary approach integrates technology as a means to an end, rather than an end itself, an ethos in full display across these ceramic sculptures. “I am not interested in the perfection of machine-made objects,” remarks Peters, “But rather the art of integrating digital coding, custom-built technology, contemporary aesthetics, and natural clay.”
Each sculpture of the Dyadic Series is digitally crafted using a customized 3D printer, a machine Peters hacked to produce the convincing textured design. The bespoke 3D printer prints using two different colors of clay in a pattern that gives the appearance of a woven surface similar in weave to outdoor PVC plastic rugs. This two clay process makes the color integral to the piece, as the material is neither glazed nor colored after fabrication. Peters notes the custom 3D printer and coding process required over a year to develop and fine tune, with the Dyadic Series the first final sculptures utilizing these tools.
Peters’ full portfolio of work spans a wide scale – from the intimate to site-specific installations such as his elegantly realized Prairie Cord, a 3D-printed ceramic block arch commissioned by the Olbrich Botanical Gardens in Madison, Wisconsin.
One of the vessels will be on exhibit at the Hunterdon Art Museum for Clay Bash 2023 through September, a triennial juried exhibition of ceramics. To inquire about availability and pricing, visit brian-peters.com.