About Us

Sculpting the Future with Every Layer

Danny Defelici

Owner

3D Potter stands at the intersection of tradition and innovation, revolutionizing the world of ceramic art and architecture. Founded on a passion for creativity and engineering, we deliver cutting-edge 3D ceramic printers that empower artists, educators, and professionals to bring complex visions to life with clay. Our commitment to sustainability, precision, and pushing the boundaries of 3D printing technology defines our journey. Join us as we continue to explore new horizons in crafting, one layer at a time.

Discover the Advantage

Why Choose 3D Potter? Dive into the core strengths that set 3D Potter apart. Check out some highlights of the innovative features and design excellence that make our 3D ceramic printers a cut above the rest, offering unparalleled precision, reliability, and creativity in the realm of 3D printing with clay.

REAL CLAY

The most predominant point to be made about our system is that we extrude thick clay. Unlike other machines that run using air compressors and hoses and need diluted clay or slip, our extruders use thick clay. Basically, clay straight out of the bag with a small amount of water added.

LARGE PRINT

Our printers and extruders can print high-quality large-scale 3D prints, up to 36″. This is due to the thick clay, and our use of large nozzles. We offer sizes from 1 mm all the way up to 16 mm.

FAST PRINTING

Using thick clay and a larger nozzle you can print faster (130 mm/s) and taller (48″) There is no need for drying or heating of the clay in order to get the support during printing. Even large vessels are capable of self-support. With larger nozzles, the layer height can also increase which shortens your print time.

CONSISTENCY

We prepare clay for printing in a de-airing pug mill. It is the main reason there are virtually no air bubbles in the printed vessels. Even if the tubes are loaded by hand with commercially available bag clay, there are very few air bubbles in the final print. That is key to achieving a superior consistency of the layer height.

REVERSING

Our extruders are capable of rapid reversing (retraction) which gives us the ability to stop and start during a print. This allows you to print more complicated shapes and vessels.

EASY MAINTENANCE

The clay can be left in our system for up to a month as long as the pressure is unloaded prior to storage. Virtually no other consumable parts are necessary to purchase other than clay.

NOZZLE SIZES

We offer nozzles from 1 mm all the way up to 16 mm. Our extruder prints directly from the nozzle of the extruder. This is a huge advantage. Through direct extrusion, we are able to use much thicker clay. With thick clay, you are able to print large objects at a faster rate and much larger in size.

LOW PRESSURE

Other machines use an air compressor to pressurize a hopper of clay which is then forced through a small hose to a nozzle. It is not possible to get thick clay through a hose assembly because of the pressures that build up from parasitic drag inside the hose. Additionally, the fluctuating air pressure in the compressor tank will cause your clay flow to change throughout the print.

The end result of this mechanism with hoses is that the clay is too thin in consistency to produce large self-supporting objects. This is why they use double-wall or intricate wall designs to be to support the print.

The setup, loading tubes, and cleaning of the 3D Potterbot is easy. When our extruder is empty, back off the screw, undo the nozzle, and wash it out, now you are ready for to reload. You can also load multiple tubes at one time saving you prep time and giving you more print time.

SMALL SIZE

The footprint of a 3D PotterBot is quite small because of our innovative traveling Z-axis design. This gives you the ability to create large objects without a huge printer. All that is required for our machine is a stable flat surface.

Our 3D PotterBot machines are able to print layers of varying thickness up to 0.63″ (16mm), heights up to 4′ (1219mm), the X axis up to 26″ (660mm), and the Y axis up to 18″ (457mm).

COMMON PRODUCT

Our machines are currently in use in hundreds of Architectural Institutes and Universities throughout the world. We also have many machines at the High School and Middle School levels printing continuously to the amazement of the students.

Who’s Using Our Printers?

Meet Our Creative Community: Who’s Using Our Printers? From educational institutions to professional artists and innovative architects, our printers are the choice for a diverse array of talented individuals and organizations. Discover the wide range of applications and projects brought to life with 3D Potter printers.

INDUSTRY

Individual Artists and Studios

A Major Chocolate Manufacturer

NASA

Research labs in Los Alamos, NM

UK Defense Research Institutes

US Aerospace and Defense Companys

USA UNIVERSITIES, COLLEGES & INSTITUTES

Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snowmass Village, CO

Anderson University, Anderson, SC

Arapahoe Community College, Littleton, CO

Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT

Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL

Ball State University, Muncie, IN

Belhaven University, Jackson, MA

Berry College, Mount Berry, GA

Black Hills University, Spearfish, SD

Boise State University, Boise, ID

Brazosport College, Lake Jackson, TX

Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY

Butte College, Oroville, CA

Cabrillo Community College, Aptos, CA

Cal State East Bay, Hayward, CA

California College of Arts, San Francisco, CA

California State University Channel Islands, Camarillo, CA

California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, CA

California State University, Chico, CA

California State University, San Bernardino, CA

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA

City College, New York, NY

City University, New York, NY

Clemson National Brick Research, Anderson, SC

Clemson University, Clemson, SC

Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH

College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI

Collin County Community College, Plano, TX

Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO

Colorado Mountain College, Aspen, CO

Columbia Gorge Community College, The Dalles, OR

Columbia University, New York, NY

Cornell University, NY

Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Creative Arts School, St. Paul, MN

Cumberland County College, Vineland, NJ

CUNY City College, New York, NY

East Los Angeles College, Monterey Park, CA

East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN

Elgin Community College, Elgin, IL

Florida International University, Miami, FL

Florida State College, Jacksonvile, FL

Georgia Institute of Technology, Atanta, GA

Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA

George Washington University, Washington, DC

Hamilton College, Clinton, NY

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

IMG Academy, Bradenton, FL

Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Interdisciplinary Visual Art Center, Seattle, WA

Interlochen Center for the Arts, Interlochen, MI

Iowa State University, IA

James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

Jamestown Community College, Jamestown, NY

Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA

Kent State University, Kent, OH

Laney College, Oakland, CA

Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, MI

Lawrence University, Appleton, WI

Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA

Lesley University, Cambridge, MA

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

Maryland Institute College of the Arts, Baltimore, MD

Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA

McHenry County College, Crystal Lake, IL

Metropolitan Community College, Omaha, NE

Miami Dade College, Miami, FL

Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Midland College, Midland, TX

Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, TX

Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS

MIT, Cambridge, MA

Monmouth College, Monmouth, IL

Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ

Monterey Peninsula College, Seaside, CA

Montgomery College, Derwood, MD

Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA

Moonlighter Fab Lab, Miami, FL

Mt. St. Antonio College, Walnut, CA

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM

New Mexico Tech, Socorro, NM

North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND

Northland College, Ashland, WI

Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA

Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA

Oregon State University, Corvalis, OR

Pacific Northwest College of Arts, Portland, WA

Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR

Pasadena Institute of Technology, La Canada, CA

Pasco Hernando State College, New Port Richey, FL

Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

Peralta Community College District, Oakland, CA

Pima Community College, Tucson, AZ

Powerhouse Arts, Brooklyn, NY

Prairie View University, Prairie View, TX

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

Reed College, Portland, OR

Rhode Island School of Design, East Providence, RI

Rio Hondo Community College, Whittier, CA

Roane State Community College, Harriman, TN

Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ

RPI School of Architecture, Troy, NY

Rutgers University, Newark, NJ

San Bernardino Community College, San Bernardino, CA

San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

SCI-Arc, Los Angeles, CA

Sculpture Space, New York, NY

Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA

Soka University of America, Aliso Viejo, CA

Sough Dakota School of Mines & Technology, Rapid City, SD

South Seattle College, Seattle, WA

Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL

Southwestern College, Chula Vista, Ca

Southwestern Illinois College, Belleville, IL

Spelman College, Atlanta, GA

Spring Hill College, Mobile, AL

St. Xavier University, Chicago, IL

SUNY Corning Community College, Corning, NY

SUNY, Potsdam, NY

TAMU, College Station, TX

Tarrant County College, Hurst, TX

Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Texas A&M University, Station, TX

Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX

The Art Institute, Chicago, IL

The New School, New York, NY

The Richmond Art Center, Windsor, CT

Trinity University, San Antonio, TX

University of Akron, Akron, OH

University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL

University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR

University of California Irvine, CA

University of California, Berkeley, CA

University of California, Davis, CA

University of California, Irvine, CA

University of California, San Bernardino, CA

University of California, Santa Barbara, CA

University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

University of Dayton Research Institute, Eglin, AFB

University of Denver, Denver, CO

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

University of Guam, Mangilao, GU

University of Illinois, Urbana, IL

University of Louisiana, Lafayette, LA

University of Maine, Orono, ME

University of Memphis, Memphis, TN

University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

University of North Carolina, Asheville, NC

University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND

University of North Texas, Denton, TX

University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO

University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

University of Pittsburg, Pittsburgh, PA

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University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

University of Texas, Arlington, TX

University of Texas Permian Basin, Odessa, TX

University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

University of Toledo, Toledo, OH

University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

University of Virginia, Charlotsville, VI

University of Washington, Seattle, WA

University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL

University of West Georgia, Carollton, GA

University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Utah Valley University, Orem, UT

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Ventura College, Ventura, CA

Victoria College, Victoria, TX

Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VI

Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

Washington University, St. Louis, MO

Wayne State College, Wayne, NE

Weber State University, Ogden, UT

West Chester University, West Chester, PA

West Valley College, Saratoga, CA

West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV

Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC

William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ

Woodbury University, Burbank, CA

Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA

Yakima Valley College, Yakima, WA

Yale University, New Haven, CT

Yavapai College, Prescott, AZ

Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH

USA MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOLS

Anaheim Union High School, Anaheim, CA

Ashland High School, Ashland, OH

APW JR/SR High School, Parish, NY

Belle Plaine Public Schools, Belle Plaine, MN

Berkeley Preparatory School, Tampa, FL

Blair Academy, Blairstown, NJ

Buena High School, Ventura, CA

Byram Hills Central School District, Armonk, NY

Calhoun High School, Calhoun, GA

Carl Sandburg High School, Orland Park, IL

Catawba Ridge High School, Fort Mill, SC

Cedarburg High School, Cedarburg, WI

Cherrycreek Innovation Campus, Centennial, CO

Clarkstown High School, New City, NY

Churchill Junior High School, East Brunswick, NJ

Colonial School District, Plymouth Meeting, PA

Conant High School, Hoffman Estates, IL

Concord-Carlisle High School, Concord, MA

Corvalis School District, Corvalis, OR

Cumberland Regional High School, Bridgetown, NJ

DeForest Area High School, De Forest, WI

Detroit Country Day School, Beverly Hills, MI

Dos Pueblos High School, Goleta, CA

East Meadow Schools, East Meadow, NY

Elsinore High School, Wildomar, CA

Episcopal School of Acadiana, Broussard, LA

Evergreen Park High School, Evergreen Park, IL

Ewing High School, Ewing, NJ

Falls Church City Public Schools, Falls Church, VA

Falmouth High School, Falmouth, MA

Gonzales Unified SD, Gonzales, CA

Governor Mifflin School District, Reading, PA

Governor’s School for Arts, Greenville, SC

Greeley West High School, Greeley, CO

Harmony School of Excellence, El Paso, TX

Hathaway Brown School, Shaker Heights, OH

Hebrew Academy, Bryn Mawr, PA

Hudson Independent School District, Lufkin, TX

Issaquah School District, Issaquah, WA

Kinnelon High School, Kinnelon, NJ

Lahainaluna High School, Lahaina, HI

Lakeside School, Seattle, WA

Lebanon High School, Lebanon, NH

Lincoln High School, Tallahassee, FL

Lincoln Orens Middle School, Island Park, NY

Lodi Unified School District, Lodi, CA

Loyalsock Township Senior High, Williamsport, PA

Madison High School, Madison, NJ

Marshalltown Senior High School, Marshalltown, IO

Marysville Stem School, Marysville, OH

Milton High School, Milton, WI

Montville High School, Montville, NJ

Mother McAuley Liberal Arts HS, Chicago, IL

Mountain Vista High School, Old Westbury, NY

Mount Anthony Union High School, Bennington, VT

Mount Shasta High School, Mount Shasta, CA

Mt. Olive School District, Mt. Olive, IL

National Cathedral School, Washington, DC

Nerinx Hall High School, Webster Groves, MO

Newport High School, Bellevue, WA

North Clacamas School District, Milwaukie, OR

Oakwood School, Los Angeles, CA

Oley Valley Elementary School, Oley, PA

Oley Valley High School, Oley, PA

Omaha Public Schools, Omaha, NE

Omro High School, Omro, WI

Palmer High School, Palmer, MA

Parish Episcopal School, Dallas, TX

Park Forest Middle School, State College, PA

Parkway School District, Chesterfield, MO

Pine View High School, St. George, UT

Prestonwood Christian Academy, Plano, TX

Regis Jesuit High School, Aurora, CO

Riverside STEM Academy, Riverside, CA

Robinson Secondary School, Fairfax, VA

Roswell High School, Roswell, GA

Saint Ignatius High School, Cleveland, OH

San Bernardino City Unified School District, San Bernardino, CA

San Mateo Union High School District, San Mateo, CA

Smithville High School, Smithville, OH

Smoky Hill High School, Aurora, CO

South Florence High School, Florence, SC

Southwestern Central School District, Jamestown, NY

St. Joseph’s Academy, Baton Rouge, LA

St. Stephen Episcopal School, Austin, TX

Stoughton Area School District, Stoughton, WI

The Dalton School, New York, NY

The John Cooper School, The Woodlands, TX

The Park School of Baltimore , Baltimore, MD

Timnath Middle-High School, Timnath, CO

Trinity Area School District, Washington, PA

Tustin Unified School District, CA

Vermillion High School, Vermillion, SD

Victor J. Andrew High School, Tinley Park, IL

VVS High School, Verona, NY

Warren Central High School, Vickburg, MS

Warwick High School, Lititz, PA

Wasilla Middle School, Wasilla, AK

Wellington Middle-High School, Wellington, CO

Wethersfield High School, Wethersfield, CT

White Bear Lake High School, White Bear Lake, MN

Wildwood School, Los Angeles, CA

Wyomissing Area Junior/Senior HS, Wyomissing, PA

Yucaipa-Calimesa JUSD, Yucaipa, CA

INTERNATIONAL

3D Space Terraform Inc, Wabamun, Canada

Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark

Aalto University, Espoo, Finland

Aarhus School of Architecture, Aarhus, Denmark

American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE

Australian National University, Acton, AU

Banff Center for Arts, Banff, Canada

Bezalel School of Art, Jerusalem, Israel

Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales, UK

Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada

Chaoyang University of Technology, Taichung, Taiwan

Changwon National university, Changwon, South Korea

City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

Curtin University, Bentley, Australia

Emily Carr University, Vancouver, Canada

Goldsmiths, University of London, London, UK

Hochschule Luzern, Luzern, Switzerland

Hochschule, Dessau, Germany

Huafan University, Taipei City, Taiwan

Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, India

Instituto de Tecnologia Ceramica, Castelon, Spain

Israel Institute of Technology, Technion City, Israel

KEA, Copenhagen, Denmark

Keio University, Tokyo, Japan

Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA

Langara College, Vancouver, Canada

Luzerne School of Art and Design, Luzerne, Switzerland

McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada

Melbourne Girls Grammar School, South Yarra, Australia

Middlesex University, London, UK

Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Singapore

National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India

National Talents, Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia

PHBern, Bern, Switzerland

Republic Polytechnic, Singapore, Singapore

RMIT, Melbourne, Australia

Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada

Sao Paulo Research Foundation, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sheridan College, Oakville, Canada

Suleyman Demirel University, Insparta, Turkey

Swinburne University, Hawthorn, Australia

Taipei American School, Taipei City, Taiwan

Takapuna Grammar School, Devonport, New Zealand

Technical University of Liberec, Liberec, Czech Republic

The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Mexico City, Mexico

Universidad del Rosario, Bogota, Colombia

Universidad del Sagrado Corazon, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Universität Augsburg, Augsburg, Germany

Universitat fur Angewandte Kunst, Vienna, Austria

University College, London, UK

University of Alberta

University of Brighton, Brighton, UK

University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus

University of Hong Kong, Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong

University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Canada

University of Porto, Porto, Portugal

University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

University of Seoul, Seoul, South Korea

University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

University of the Arts, London, UK

University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada

University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia

UNSW, Paddington, Australia

UTS, Sydney, Australia

Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand

Yamagata University, Yamagata, Japan

Zurich University of the Arts, Zurich, Switzerland

In the Press: Spotlight on 3D Potter

Explore how our innovations in 3D ceramic printing have been featured and celebrated in the media. From groundbreaking advancements to inspiring projects, this collection showcases the wide-ranging recognition and excitement surrounding our technology.

Printers in Schools:

Metallic 3D, Our Sister Company

Additive Manufacturing has now for some time been the solution of choice when producing highly diverse parts. AM printing enables the emergence of radical product innovation through Function-oriented design properties. Paired with the outstanding material properties of high-performance ceramics and advanced metal powders, industries and research can now explore entirely new areas of applications. This is where affordable 3D metal printing starts and our Metallic 3D print system is the most affordable, easy-to-use, safe, fast, versatile metal printer available. By building the complete system in-house we are able to significantly lower the barrier of entry to this new exciting 3D technology. Our printers are built here in the U.S. and come with a one-year limited warranty and one-year tech support.

Our Competitors

There are many copy-cats and inferior 3D clay printers on the market, but none of them are of the quality our printers are. Kick starter and go-fund-me pages for 3D clay printers can be found at very low prices. It is impossible to get a working 3D clay printer for $200.

Our competitors use complicated compressed air systems that are difficult to clean. Many use slip (watered-down clay), which can not achieve printing height. Some manufacturers recommend adding alcohol to the mix. These systems just can not achieve the accuracy or the high-quality prints that our printers produce. 3D Potter printers are made from machined aluminum and can withstand harsh environments.

All of our printers are machined, built, & shipped from Florida, USA.

SLIP USED IN OTHER 3D PRINTERS

AIR COMPRESSOR NEEDED FOR OTHER 3D PRINTERS

FULL BODY CLAY USED WITH 3D POTTER PRINTERS, NO AIR COMPRESSOR NEEDED

Our Distributors

United States

Probuild3d
Stuart, FL
Tel: 407-288-2875
Email: info@probuild3d.com
https://www.probuild3d.com/

3D Universe
Chicago, IL
Tel: 800-689-4344
Email: support@3duniverse.org
https://shop3duniverse.com/

Clay King
Spartanburg, SC
Tel: 888-838-3625
Email: info@clay-king.com
https://www.clay-king.com

Crane Yard Clay
Kansas City, MO
Tel: 816-842-1999
Email: orders@kcclay.com
https://kcclay.com

The Ceramic Shop
Norristown, PA
Tel: 888-457-4236
Email: Sales@theceramicshop.com
https://theceramicshop.com

Sheffield Pottery
Sheffield, MA
Tel: 888-774-2529
Email: sales2@sheffield-pottery.com
https://www.sheffield-pottery.com/

Ultimate3DPrinting Store
Odessa, FL
Tel: 813-280-1115
Email: sales@u3dps.com
Support: support@u3dps.com
https://ultimate3dprintingstore.com/

Australia

Geotecture
Croydon, VIC, AU
Tel:0481 848 038
Email: geotecture1@gmail.com
https://www.geotecture.com.au/

Austria, France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland

Lehmhuus AG
Tel: 0041 61 691 99 27
Neuhofweg 50
CH-4147 Aesch/BL
Email: info@lehmhuus.ch
https://shop.lehmhuus.ch

Denmark, United Kingdom, USA

iMakr Group
Email: info@imakr.com
W: imakr.com | imakrstudio.com
London: +44 020344555334
Copenhagen: +45 28920045
Brooklyn, New York: +1 718-737-7061

South Korea

Daewon Ceramic Supplies Co., Ltd.
Email: hschung27@gmail.com
http://www.ceramate.co.kr

United Arab Emirates

Precise 3D Hub
Tel: +971-4–885-8603
Email: info@preciseme.com
https://precise3dhub.com/

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