A Tall Pink Round Wedgwoodn't Tureen
Tall pink tureen reflecting Wedgwood design with web style patterning and a lid.
Materials and techniques
Rapid Manufacture from a plaster and gypsum material with a unique non-fired ceramic coating. Designed on Rhino and Freeform software. Manufactured on a ZCorp 450 3D printing machine from ZCorp 131 powder (plaster/gypsum/polymer composite), then infiltrated with proprietary infiltrant (to add strength) and coated in a non-fired ceramic material (alumino/silicate/calcic).
In an email to Crafts Council staff on 30/09/2005, Eden writes: 'The ceramic material that has been used to coat both pieces is exactly the same base material, though the Wedgwoodn't material was stained with pigments to resemble black basalt. It is an aluminia/silica/calcic ceramic material, and is as durable as coventional ceramics.
'However, the Wedgwoodn't has been made from a plaster/gypsum material treated to make it far more durable yet is not quite as strong as conventional ceramic bodies.'