Noam Dover | PhD Candidate

Noam Dover
PhD Candidate

Prof. Ezri Tarazi

Originating from industrial design, Noam’s work has embraced hands-on craft, specialising in glass and ceramics. A keen open source technology maker and fascinated by craft history, Noam is looking for ways to create a synergy between traditional craft and digital fabrication. He sees his work as part of a chronology of craft knowledge, where today’s digital developments present new opportunities to the craft community, through open sourcing and an innovative approach. He is developing ceramic and glass 3D printers, tailored for a studio environment.
Noam is a lecturer in Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem (IL) and in HIT - Holon Institute of Technology.
Received an MFA in Craft! Ceramics and Glass department, Konstfack College University of Art, Craft and Design, Stockholm (SE). BA in Industrial design from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem (IL).

Cluster Amphorae

The Cluster Amphorae series is a hybrid combination of different forms of amphorae, based on the Dressel table of forms from 1899. These amphorae are digitally fused into one form, 3D printed in PLA, moulded and blown in glass. It is a kind of fragile de-construction which examines the relationship between different historical amphorae.

Soft Interpretations

An investigation into the experimental technique of hot mould blowing, where a textile model is sewn, moulded and finally blown in glass. The hot mould method pushes the glass beyond its conventional surface tension and allows for a detailed , expressive textures to materialise.  The Amphorae volumes are formal quotations from the archeological study conducted by the German archeologist, Heinrich Dressel, in 1899.

Embracing the Digital to the Handmade: Bridging digital technology with glassblowing moulds crafting methods

The project is about the potential of mould-blown glass to tell the story of its own making process, and to reflect on its origins in both the DNA of craft and contemporary contexts.The practice is introduced to open digital fabrication technology while maintaining a link to craft history, recognising profound craft innovations and knowledges, and how these knowledges accumulated into ordered techniques and material cultures.
The term ‘bridging’ suggests the connection between the history of vessel making and contemporary craft participation which embraces digital possibilities; mould making is the keystone in that bridging. The moulds are digitally crafted using our 3D printers for clay, attempting to tell the making story of the moulds themselves, as if they were sculptures reflected in the glass objects.


glassblowing, ceramic 3D printing, mould blowing, glass printing, open source 3D printers


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