The 3D printed porcelain vessels from Alterfact are the first 3D printed ceramic vessels to be produced in Australia and the first for sale. Alterfact was formed by Lucile Sciallano and Ben Landau after they both graduated from the Design Academy in Eindhoven in 2013. There they were taught by Dries Verbruggan who is one of the Principals of Unfiold Studio in Belgium. Unfold's practice in 3D printed ceramics is some of the seminal work in the field of 3d printing. The vessels are designed on computer but because aspects of the final form are dependant on the circumstances of the print, for example, the wetness of the clay, each vessel in unique.
Alterfact complete their printing on Delta JK Ceramic 3D printers which are created from open source plans. The parts are sourced and the printer assembled by the buyer.