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Clay 3D Printing Analogues and Algorithms

August 11 - 16, 2024

Bryan Czibesz  ·  website

Workshop Overview

This workshop will explore clay 3D printing as a tool to inform and extend existing ways of working with clay. Design strategies will range from analog to algorithmic, while prioritizing hand processes and experimentation during and after printing, rather than complex digital workflows. With a practical and integrated approach to manipulating materials, the goal will be to unlock the idiosyncratic potential between forms that can only be imagined with digital tools and those we are already familiar with. Previous experience with digital design software is helpful but not required. Clay 3D printers will be provided for shared use during this workshop, and we will discuss the benefits and limitations of various commercial and DIY printers. Those with clay 3D printers of any make or model are encouraged to bring them to use during the workshop, making it useful for artists and educators looking to utilize them effectively. This is not a beginner-level class, but open to intermediate and advanced skill levels in clay and those with basic knowledge of computer software like Photoshop and Illustrator. Knowledge of CAD software is not required.


  • Extrusion clay 3D printing
  • Digital design
  • Wheel throwing
  • Hand building
  • Combining parts


  • Class Materials List
  • Please note any materials you are expected to purchase prior to arrival
  • Estimated fees vary based on class size and materials used


  • Finished forms that combine clay 3D printing with other clay forming methods
  • 3D printed samples
  • CAD and digital design software basics
  • Understanding of algorithmic design
  • Knowledge of commercial and DIY clay 3D printers



Fees exclude housing and meal plans. Review housing options here.

Artist Bio

Bryan Czibesz earned his MFA from San Diego State University and BA from Humboldt State University. He has exhibited his work in solo and group exhibitions, lectured, and taught workshops throughout the United States and internationally, including Fondation Bernardaud in Limoges, France, the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design, the Demarest Pottery Exhibition, the Riga Porcelain Museum in Latvia, the Nelson Atkins Museum, Greenwich House Pottery, Peters Valley School of Craft, and the Honolulu Museum of Art. He is a founding member of the Hudson Valley Pottery Tour and has been Artist-in-Residence at The International Ceramics Studio in Kecskemét, Hungary, C.R.E.T.A. Rome, The Clay Studio in Philadelphia, Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis, Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts, and the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He teaches at SUNY New Paltz.

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In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

Call 865-436-5860 with questions about registering for this workshop.

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