3D Printed Ceramic Artist
EMRE CAN

About Works

As a tool to shape ceramic I use a Three-Dimensional printer. Nature surrounding us carries both a material and intuitive feeling and an internal structure that affects us. The feelings and the impacts that these structures have on us are the most important factors affecting me.  While nature is so organic, digital media is so artificial. My goal is to transform the artificial forms from a machine into an organic structure with different touches, to capture the opposition between artificial and organic, and to deform the ceramic structures produced by a machine to reveal new forms. While designing to make use of the internal spaces of a structure, I combine the forms that I created in digital environment with traditional shaping methods. There is a skeleton, a system that constitutes each item and keeps that item alive. That is what I am curious about  and where I focus  what I want to tell within my work. The smoothness and perfection that the structure’s surface gives, the desire to break it in order to reveal the inner workings lead me to different kinds of adventures. I am also getting new forms in the framework of the theme thatI have specified.

Awards & Nominations:

2019 XIV International Manises Ceramic Biennale “City of Venissieux” Award/Valencia/Spain

2019 Blanc de Chine International Ceramic Competition “Excellence Prize” Award/Nice/France

2018 74th State Painting and Sculpture Competition, Achievement Award Erzurum/Turkey

2018 15th Golden Pitcher Ceramic Competition Special Award / İzmir/Turkey

2018 Ceramics Monthly Emerging Artist /USA

2017 8th International Gizem Frit Ceramic Competition Honorable Mention Sakarya/ Turkey

2014 1st Dumlupınar Ceramics Competition, First Prize in Turning Wheel/  Kütahya/Turkey

2014  International Korea Society of Design Trend Competition /Korea