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January 17, 2015 – April 19, 2015

Data Clay: Digital Strategies for Parsing the Earth is the first public exhibition to present the growing movement of architects, artists, and designers exploring the medium of ceramics coupled with digital technologies. Current interest in the potential transformation of basic materials like clay into complex hybrid systems has pushed ceramics to the forefront of innovation in the allied design fields. Data Clay: Digital Strategies for Parsing the Earth presents work by leading researchers and practitioners associated with the digital ceramic field through a range of diverse products and sculptural forms.

Participating Artists:

Maura Biava, Andy Brayman, David Celento, Emerging Objects, Gladding McBean, Neil Forrest, Foreign Office Architects, Future Cities Lab & MACHINIC, Del Harrow, Justine Holzman, Brian Peters, John Roloff, Specific Objects, Jenny Sabin, Joshua G. Stein, and UNFOLD Studio, plus objects from The Porcelain Study Room at the Legion of Honor.

This exhibit will be accompanied by a concurrent symposium at CCA to discuss the future of these processes and technologies.

The Museum of Craft and Design’s exhibitions and programs are generously supported by the Windgate Charitable Foundation and Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund.

Curated by Joshua G. Stein and Del Harrow. Mr. Stein is Principal at Radical Craft, and Associate Professor of Architecture at Woodbury University. Mr. Harrow is Associate Professor of Art at Colorado State University.

Exhibit design: Ted Cohen

Registrar & Curatorial assistant: Ariel Zaccheo

Photo: Joshua G. Stein, Tectonic Horizons


Data Clay: Digital Strategies for Parsing the Earth was generously supported in part by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. This research was supported by a Craft Research Fund grant from The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design, Inc.



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