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Thanks to grants from the USF engineering department and other research grants, I was able to design, code and fabricate this ceramic extrusion polar 3-D printer with a print build of 31 cubic inches and clay capacity of 80 lbs. I am drawn into the role of the artist’s hand and how technology effects this role within art making. If I build a machine and the machine builds the artwork, the query of my role arises. When introduced, Tournettte becomes reliant on spectatorship, witnessing the live creation process develops a personified separation between my hand in the process and the physical creation of the piece. Working to achieve this distance is how I bridge inquisition and execution.