Unfinished vase


  • “Unfinished vase” made by 3D printer.


  • Since I use 3D printer quite often to make prototype models in my creation, I have sometimes been said by my friends visited me why don’t I make a real product with this machine. Though It would be possible if this printer was the ones sold for high-end markets, the low end machine I casually use in my studio won’t be able to provide enough quality of products considering the strength and condition of the job. But I came up to the idea it might be very interesting if I dare to take this unconfirmed quality as an advantage. And the unfinished vase was born. You can pour water and stick the cleaning brush for washing etc… in the unfinished part of the vase. The 3D printer I used to create this is starting to build this product by stacking material a bit by bit from the bottom. So all starts from the very bottom and the glass plate/cup is inserted it(by my hand) while the process of this stacking job, and then it will be all completed when the flower inlet has built. After several times of trials and errors, I reached to the idea of warming the glass plate up before it inserts not to make the material deformed in the process. Also I may say I’ve got the craftman’s skill of an appropriate timing to insert the glass plate.

  • Photo : Ikuo Hiramatsu

  • Oct / 2018