Porifera is a 3D-printed brass jewelry collection inspired by the forms of deep-sea dwelling glass sponges. These ancient sponges form reefs of glass with complex, porous architectures that are home to many species. The jewelry designs are computationally generated by creating minimal surface networks along cellular scaffolds that adapt to different volumes and densities.
The 3D-printed ceramic jewelry is the result of more than two years of material experiments and research with Formlabs. By combining new technology and traditional craft, ceramic 3D-printing lets us create extremely intricate forms could not be made before. The pieces are finished by hand: sanded, glazed, and fired twice in a kiln up to 2350F, creating vitreous ceramic jewelry with a sumptuous glazed finish.