Tuesday, August 4, 2015



lithophanes were, and still are, used to present 3D images. During the early 19th century artists would engrave an image in wax before a gypsum mold was cast from the wax. When these lithophanes are put up to a back light, the areas where the image was Do you know what a lithophane is? Unless you're an art expert or studied art history, you probably don't. I didn't until my Memorial Day weekend road trip to Toledo, where the Blair Museum of lithophanes is nestled on the grounds of the Toledo Botanical When faced with the prospect of writing the first-ever book encompassing the entire 180-year history of lithophanes, Margaret Carney knew precisely where to start. Victorian humor. Those were the parts I wrote first; the fun chapters, said Carney, curator Toledo is home to the largest collection of lithophanes and the only museum worldwide dedicated to the art — the Blair Museum of Lithophanes. The museum is home to more than 2,300 lithophanes and has approximately 750 lithophanes on display at all times. In honor of Ceramics Month here at MAKE, I reached out to my friend Fonda Yoshimoto, an artist who enjoys working with clay. Here she talks about two different ways of creating ceramic art: one modern — 3D modeling and printing a prototype in order to Head to Instructables to find out how you can 3D print lithophanes. You might also want to check out Peter Blacker’s post on RepRapPro. He modifed Amanda’s approach and was able to print irregularly shaped lithophanes. .

The price? It brought in $120,000 at Bonhams and Butterfields in California. How much do you know about lithophanes? Here's the collector quiz: Q. Lithophanes are three-dimensional porcelain pictures that can be seen only when backlit. Think beer stein “The scope and scale of work speaks to the artistic potential and growing legacy of craft art in this region and across the country,” said Margaret Carney PhD, a renowned ceramic historian, curator of the Blair Museum of Lithophanes in Toledo Upon moving to Ann Arbor, last year, the new Ann Arborite enacted a dream and her most recent job as curator at Toledo's Blair Museum of Lithophanes, among other curatorial and teaching gigs over the decades. However, Carney "never anticipated starting The set is designed for 2D and 3D CNC profiling and carving, contour profiling, modeling, and pattern making. Applications also include signmaking, lithophanes, 3D millwork and decorative doors created in wood, wood composites and more. The router bit set .

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