Clay Incense Burners BY VCU Doha

Diane Derr, Marco Bruno, Rab McClure, Richard Blackwell, Thomas Modeen, Elizabeth Ju, Hala Gabr, Islam Shehab, Mona Makhlouf, Sultana Jesmine, Wajiha Pervez, Hazem Asif, Noora Melhim, Norah Alshammari, Nourbano Al Hejazi, Sidra Zubairi Artifacts exhibited at TADAEX highlight results from our 2016 MFA Field Study—an annual component of our program where students and faculty travel together to engage in a shared, immersive design experience. Our 2016 Field Study featured a five-day workshop in Torino, Italy, where we designed ceramic incense burners using Grasshopper visual programming software and a 3D clay printer. By using forward-looking design and fabrication tools (Grasshopper + 3D-printed clay) to re-examine the form and utility of this ritualized archetype (incense burner), we seek to simultaneously celebrate cultural heritage and technological progress, which we posit as interdependent and mutually supportive.

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