Heleen Sintobin is inspired by ancient and future making methods, her work strives to convey the power of materials in a contemporary design context. In her practice she looks for a balance between written historical and academic and hands-on material research, experiments and happy accidents.
The DIGI-TERRA COLLECTION explores the aesthetic language of digital crafting within contemporary ceramics. The collection showcases CNC milling on wet porcelain and clay exploring the fingerprint of the machine. As the tool collides with the clay, digital imperfections reveal themselves. The project unpacks CNC technology from a craft perspective and looks at the digital tool in the historical craft process of retooling.