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Data Clay connects a nascent movement of architects, artists, and designers exploring the medium of ceramics coupled with new digital technologies. In recent years, a renewed interest in the potential transformation of basic materials into complex hybrid systems has pushed ceramics to the forefront of innovation in the allied design fields. By sharing innovative projects and techniques, Data Clay aims to promote continued research into this digital reworking of the earth.

Featured Projects


Neil Forrest

Rosette Generation

David S. East


Specific Objects

News + Updates

02 / 07 / 2015 - Data Clay Symposium Schedule and Speaker Bios.

02 / 07 / 2015 - Data Clay Symposium at California College of the Arts with presentations by Andy Brayman, Laura Devendorf, Jason Kelly Johnson, Ron Rael, Jenny Sabin, Jenni Sorkin, Michael Swaine, Stephanie Syjuco, Bobbye Tigerman, and keynote by Dries Verbruggen. Moderated by Del Harrow and Joshua G. Stein.

01 / 16 / 2015 - Data Clay: Digital Strategies for Parsing the Earth opens at the San Francisco Museum of Craft and Design featuring projects by Maura Biava, Andy Brayman, David Celento, Emerging Objects, Gladding McBean, Neil Forrest, Foreign Office Architects, Future Cities Lab & MACHINIC, Del Harrow, Justine Holzman, Brian Peters, John Roloff, Specific Objects, Jenny Sabin, Joshua G. Stein, and UNFOLD Studio, plus objects from The Porcelain Study Room at the Legion of Honor.

10 / 24 / 2014 - Data Clay meeting at ACADIA conference in Los Angeles.

05 / 22 / 2014 - Data Clay exhibition announced for January 2015 at the San Francisco Museum of Craft and Design.

04 / 08 / 2014 - Data Clay mini meeting in Ft. Collins: Del Harrow, Joshua Stein, and Unfold discuss ceramic slip printing.

03 / 19 / 2014 - Data Clay at NCECA: Del Harrow and Joshua Stein at the annual conference of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts in Milwaukee, WI.

02 / 21 / 2014 - Data Clay mini meeting in Kansas City: Andy Brayman, Del Harrow, and Joshua Stein meet at KC's Matter Factory.

01 / 15 / 2014 - David Celento and DesignLabWorkshop on Data Clay!

12 / 15 / 2013 - New projects by Jeanne Quinn, Specific Objects, and Jenny Sabin Studio.

12 / 06 / 2013 - Future Cities Lab brings Serpentine 3D to Data Clay!

11 / 27 / 2013 - Data Clay is excited to welcome Andy Brayman's Tangential Knife project to our collection.

10 / 16 / 2013 - Data Clay is now accepting project submissions for review. Read our Submission Guidelines here.