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Model Versus Print, Next…

by claybottress

Hello again, fellow and sister claybotcompatriots!

Here is another side-by-side comparison of model versus print.


The model was created very quickly in Autodesk Fusion 360. It was a test to see how far out to make the shapes. The one on the front-facing surface is at an angle, and it blends into the cylinder.

The result, fresh out of the kiln. It is bisqued, and was made from a b-mix clay body. I love this little experiment like a newborn baby! Now that it is bisqued, the loops should be quite sturdy. Next up, how to glaze this babe? Might have to wait until after the CV lockdown until I get back to our community studio. Shout out to ClayStudio SB!

Thank you for joining me. No idea where this is going, which is why it’s called a journey.

-your faithful Claybottress



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Sara Gepp March 19, 2020 - 6:00 pm

This is so cool! I like how the natural characteristics of the material are present even though it was a 3D modeled pattern. I am here for all of the tech that goes into this. Is this a special type of clay that stays at a certain viscosity?

claybottress March 19, 2020 - 6:55 pm

There is a recipe on http://www.3dpotterbot.com if you have a clay mixer. There is also the option to purchase pre-mixed clay. It’s regular clay, only with the right amount of moisture. It has to be a lot more wet than the clay you use to hand build or throw, but not as wet as slip casting.

Dara March 20, 2020 - 4:52 am

So interesting! Learning so much, thank you for posting. I never realized it was a rod in the CAD that becomes this oozing amorphous protrusion. I love the side by side!

Alex March 21, 2020 - 10:42 pm

Long time supporter, and thought I’d drop a comment.

Your wordpress site is very sleek – hope you don’t mind me
asking what theme you’re using? (and don’t mind if I steal it?

I just launched my site –also built in wordpress like
yours– but the theme slows (!) the site down quite a bit.

In case you have a minute, you can find it by searching for “royal cbd” on Google (would
appreciate any feedback) – it’s still in the works.

Keep up the good work– and hope you all take care of yourself
during the coronavirus scare!


claybottress August 5, 2020 - 11:57 pm

I’ll send you a note via email.

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