Adam Chau, 2017.
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Adam Chau

Adam Chau holds a masters in design from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and maintains a studio practice based on research of how digital technologies can be combined with traditional craft. Adam exhibits his work and curates exhibitions nationally, and has written for several publications. Contact him at

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Digital Calligraphy, 2015. CNC painted plates with handmade brush. Porcelain, cobalt, glaze, 8x8x1 in. Photo by artist.
I propose that we alter our thinking and ask if it’s all right to let in messiness and unpredictability. Digital Craft is a burgeoning field that explores what it means to integrate digital technology with traditional crafts.
Adam Chau, Contour Plates, 2017. Pie-molded porcelain with CNC cobalt decoration, 8 x 7 x 0.25 in. Photograph by the artist.
As both a first-generation Asian American and multigenerational Caucasian American, I am interested in the perceived boundaries of employing one’s heritage as a contemporary aesthetic.