Magnhild Øen Nordahl

How to Make a Utah Teapot

Video, 10:55

Filmed by Anders Hultgreen and Produced with support by Bergen Centre for Electronic Art


How to Make a Utah Teapot shows ceramic artist Anne-Lise Karlsen wheel throwing a Utah Teapot, a standardized reference object common in 3D modeling software. The model was developed by computer scientist Martin Newell in the mid-1970s and the computer-generated teapot has since then achieved a unique cybercultural status due to its widespread usage as a standard function in the feature libraries of 3D modeling software programs.

Click here to read an interview by Hans Carlsson about the work.