The use of industrial technology by the studio glass artist.

Shelley Doolan

The use of CAD design and associated technology is increasingly being incorporated into the artist’s repertoire. This research investigates routes which the glass artist may take to expand the scope of work beyond the hand-made. Touching on CAD modelling and strategies to realise the resultant forms, including unrolling developable surfaces, sectioning and contouring, the creation of ribs and ‘waffles’, 3-d printing and CNC machining. The way in which the use of technology segues with the hand-made will be discussed and examples of finished work shown.