3D Printing: The Good, The Bad and The Beautiful

Lynne MacLachlan


The National Centre for Craft & Design, Lincolnshire NG34 7TW



Open to the Public



3D Printing: The Good, The Bad and The Beautiful

In partnership with the University of Lincoln, The National Centre for Craft & Design presents a thought provoking exhibition exploring 3D printing technology. The Good, The Bad and The Beautiful, urated by Bryony Windsor, Head of Exhibitions for NCCD, in partnership with Professor Anne Chick for the University of Lincoln, celebrates innovation, poses ethical questions and considers the future of the manufacturing process.

Works on display explore the innovative, political, social and environmental aspects of 3D printing. The show highlights that whilst the process is opening up new creative possibilities for makers, the technology also raises other complex questions – the role of designer and maker; authorship; our relationships with objects, customisation and mass production; conservation or changing history; environmental or a way of democratising medicine?

The Good, The Bad and The Beautiful is an immersive experience that includes light, sound and touch to create new levels of accessibility for audiences with different needs. The exhibition is part of an ongoing research study by the University of Lincoln into accessibility for visually impaired audiences.

This exhibition has been jointly funded by NCCD, University of Lincoln, DRILL Big Lottery and Arts Council England.


  • Bart Hess
  • Byron Colman
  • Crick Smith
  • Danit Peleg
  • Dorry Hsu
  • Emerging Objects
  • Geoffrey Mann
  • Grace du Prez
  • Jason Wilsher-Mills
  • Lionel T Dean
  • Lynne MacLachlan
  • Matthew Plummer Fernandez
  • Michael Eden
  • N-E-R-V-O-U-S System
  • Richard Arm
  • Unfold
  • University of Lincoln Design-athon


The National Centre for Craft & Design is open 7 days a week, 10am - 5pm.  


28 January – 23 April 2017


Free, everyone welcome

For more information or to book your place on to one of our workshops email info@nationalcraftanddesign.org.uk or telephone 01529 308710. Places on some workshops are limited, so booking is advised to avoid disappointment.


The National Centre for Craft & Design, Navigation Wharf, Carre Street, Sleaford, Lincolnshire NG34 7TW

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