Artist: Ebitenyefa Baralaye
Miles Vase #1
3D printed stoneware, glazed
9" x 4" x 4"
This Miles Vase Series is an open edition of 3D printed vase forms by ceramicist and designer, Ebitenyefa Baralaye. The form itself dates back to the artist's earlier explorations of sculptural slip-cast vessels conceptually inspired by the nuances of music, in this case the notes of musician Miles Davis. The form was originally modeled out of oil clay, slip-cast in porcelain, 3D scanned to produce a digital model, and now 3D printed in stoneware clay.
Baralaye's work explores cultural, spiritual, and material translations of form/objects, text, and symbols interpreted through a diaspora lens and abstracted around the aesthetics of craft and design. Baralaye received a BFA in Ceramics from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA in Ceramics from the Cranbrook Academy of Art. Baralaye was an Emerging Artists Program recipient at the Museum of the African Diaspora in 2017 and an AICAD Teaching Fellow at the San Francisco Art Institute from 2016 to 2018. He is currently an Assistant Professor and Section Head of Ceramics at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit.