Graduation Project, MA, Folkwang University of the Arts, Germany Direction, Prof. Anke Bernotat, Prof. Stefan Neudecker 04.2022 – 09.2022
The project aims to explore the use of sustainable materials and possible applications for 3D printing clay.
Each has two parts, the upper part absorbs water and evaporates water. The lower part is glazed on the outside and can be poured and stored water. It made of recycled ceramic powder as clinker, which can improve the materials water absorption.
The unique 3D printing structure not only greatly improves the water absorption efficiency, but also the water absorption part and the water storage part do not need to be separated and can be printed in one piece.
This work provides a possible application direction for millions of tons of ceramic waste each year. broken ceramics are ground and added to the material to increase porosity.
At the same time, with the unique printing structure, the capillary water absorption efficiency is further increased.
Water absorption height comparison: Left 1 – Original clay without additions, Left 2 – Clay with recycled ceramic powder added, Left 3 – Clay with recycled ceramic powder added & printed with special structure.