Summer 2018 | Iowa State University | College of Design
SEKI is a collection of eighty unique vases designed for Iowa State University's President Wendy Wintersteen’s Installation by Shelby Doyle, Erin Hunt, Kelly Devitt-Steenhagen, and Ingrid Lilligren. Each vase represents the integration of custom-made glazes with computational designs and 3D ceramic printing. The process began with producing a digital 3D model of each vase using a series of algorithms to create sets of geometry. From these digital models code was produced which directed a ceramic 3D printer to deposit clay in thin layers, one layer at a time to produce the vase. Once complete the vases were dried, fired, glazed, and fired again. The palette of glaze colors was inspired by the Iowa State University Museum’s Iowa College Pottery collection thereby connecting advances in ceramic technology to its history at ISU.