Full scale 3D printed ceramic vase
Delta clay 3D printer made by Olivier van Herpt
Cabinet of 3D printed vases


I’m Olivier van Herpt. I’m a Dutch designer living in Eindhoven. I’ve spent the last two years developing my 1.50m Delta 3D printer. This 3D printer is capable of making 80 cm tall 3D printed ceramic objects such as vases and bowls. I’m very interested in making processes that make and tools that make. My 3D printer is an attempt at such a process. Previously one could only make small 3D printed ceramics such as small cups. I was interested in full scale imposing ceramic objects, resolved objects that could serve as a centerpiece of a room. I explored randomness, textures and layers. Through much experimentation and iteration I was able to complete this project. I’d love for you to share this with your readers.

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