The Ohio Artist Registry (OAR) is an exciting opportunity for artists to share their work, connect with the creative community, and establish an online presence—all on a free, virtual platform! The OAR encourages artists working in all art forms, throughout Ohio and beyond, to create a profile, which allows them to better promote themselves and their work. Being listed in the OAR provides artists with new opportunities to share their work with clients, galleries, patrons, and audiences. A listing in the OAR does not confer an endorsement, approval, or verification by the Ohio Arts Council.
For more information, contact Kathy Signorino, artist programs director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-728-6140.
Sam TolandVisiting Assistant Professor Miami UniversityArchitecture + Interior Design
Sam Toland is an artist, designer, and educator based in Oxford, OH, with a varied background in skilled trades, architecture, and fine art. His artwork explores 3D printing in both ceramic and plastic mediums, aiming to create novel forms and surfaces that are inherent to the printing process. In developing this work, he uses original coding in Rhino3D and Grasshopper to aid in generating surface texture as well as for producing the instructions for the printing. He also designs and builds his own clay 3D printers and continues to explore new possibilities in 3D printing. He teaches architecture and interior design at Miami University.
As a designer and artist, I work to develop new forms and an aesthetic rooted in emerging technologies. My 3D printed ceramics are an end result of creative research that has included developing a ceramic 3D printer, adopting digital modeling tools, and writing my own computer code, over the span of several years. For me, the final work is not merely itself, but the result of many nested layers of design: the form and capabilities of the printer, the built in and “hacked” opportunities of the software, and the specific modifications I make through coding. By engaging and developing so many aspects of making, I discover new aesthetic possibility.