Made@EU Exhibition

Adriana Ionascu (Photographer)

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition


This research study investigated a digital drawing modelling technique as form-giving in ceramic practice, extending the concept of hand-making toward digital fabrication. In situating itself within the field of digital fabrication, it triggers the symbiotic relationships between software design and traditional craftsmanship and as such is an exploration of the technical and aesthetic possibilities of digital production through the medium of programmed drawing.

Questioning the role of designing programmes such as ‘Cloud9’ software, ‘Grasshopper Plugin’, ‘Anarkik3D’; Rhino 3D, the research proposes an alternative on-screen haptic modelling technique by way of adopting digital craftsmanship in current ceramic craft practice. In interrogating how form is crafted in relation to materiality, it engages digital and traditional ceramic craft as interchangeable design tools in the generation of ceramic form.
The research developed a series of digitally-generated artefacts related to ‘furnitecture’ (prototype forms aimed to capture or modulate sound and smell in a building); and addresses the spatiality of public spaces, aiming to re-appropriate or exponentially expand the versatility of clay and contemporise the ceramic medium in building design.

The research investigates the technical and conceptual territory of craft and the contemporary cultural positioning(s) of craft in relation to digital fabrication proposing ‘new generations’ of form solutions. The study is part of the Residency Programme Grant funded by Creative Europe Programme - European Union, a Collaborative Project between IAAC/FabLab Barcelona (Spain); ENSCI / Les Ateliers (France); Plymouth College of Art, U.K. (2016). The outcomes (artefacts) of the research project have been exhibited in a Touring Exhibition 2016 (courtesy of Creative Europe Programme).
Original languageEnglish
PublisherCreative Europe Programme of the EU
Media of outputFilm
Publication statusPublished - May 2017
EventMade@EU Research Programme: Made@EU Touring Exhibition - The Gallery at Plymouth College of Art, Plymouth, United Kingdom
Duration: 30 Aug 20169 Sep 2016


  • drawing modelling
  • digital fabrication
  • haptic modelling
  • ceramic form
  • programmed drawing

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  • Activities

    Residency - Made@EU Project / Programme

    Adriana Ionascu (Participant)


    Activity: Other

    Research Output

    • 2 Conference contribution
    • 1 Article
    • 1 Artefact
    • 1 Other contribution

    Making/drawing with words: Form as text, text as form (un-writing and re-writing form)

    Ionascu, A., 1 Apr 2018, In : Drawing: Research, Theory, Practice. 3, 1, p. 87-97 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 11 Downloads (Pure)

    Air and Mimetics: Making Form, Playing Form and Form in Motion’

    Ionascu, A., Jun 2017, EKSIG DRS, Experiential Knowledge International Conference: Alive. Active. Adaptive. - Experiential Knowledge. karana, E., Giaccardi, E., Nimkulrat, N., Niedderer, K. & Camere, S. (eds.). TU Delft Open

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • Craft and the (Re)turn of the Maker in a Post Global Sustainably Aware Society

    Ionascu, A., 1 Apr 2016, Unknown Host Publication. Ferris, M. (ed.). Plymouth College of Art, Vol. 4. 2 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • Cite this

    Ionascu, A. (Photographer). (2017). Made@EU Exhibition. Exhibition, Creative Europe Programme of the EU.