"Siblings" and their 3D renderings are two 3D printed ceramic vases designed on Rhino. These pieces are on display from September 5th - October 3rd at The Ivy Tech, Julia M Carson Learning & resource center - Art Gallery:  2725 N. ILLINOIS STREET, Indianapolis, IN.  46202.This is part of the Flava Fresh series.

Over the summer, I had the opportunity to participate in a research program at IUPUI call MURI, Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Institute. Our grant project involved the design and building of a six-foot-tall 3D printer. The students, professors, and mentors either had a background in mechanical engineering, architecture and/or fine art. This project made me realize how much technology is impacting the art world and changing the way we think about creating. 

I came into this program knowing nothing about the programs, equipment or components. I was able to learn Rhino, a CAD (computer-aided design) program. We used 3D printers, CNC machines, and laser cutters to create our models and parts for the printer. Ceramics was also new to me. We experimented with clay consistencies and were able to print designs of our own.