New Technologies in Glass
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New Technologies in Glass

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The world of the glass artist is changing. Emerging technology for the cutting, engraving, and printing of glass is opening doors for those who want to work more quickly, more accurately, at larger scales and in multiples, and is stretching the boundaries of innovation.

Profiling the latest technology, Vanessa Cutler gives an artist's perspective on new techniques, machinery and software in glass. Using straightforward language, she introduces the digital tools that are becoming an essential part of an artist's toolkit, and describes the application of new technologies, from cutting and engraving machinery to rapid prototyping. These practical essentials are illuminated by the work of contemporary glass artists, who are using these technologies to remarkable effect.

New Technologies in Glass is a vital text for any glass artist wishing to expand their toolkit and challenge the possibilities of the medium.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 219 x 276 x 9mm | 534g
  • A & C Black Publishers Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 130 colour illus
  • 1408139545
  • 9781408139547
  • 361,895

Table of contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Chapter 1: Digital Tools
Chapter 2: Water-jet cutting
Chapter 3: Laser cutting and engraving
Chapter 4: Multi-axis machining
Chapter 5: Rapid prototyping
Chapter 6: Vinyl plotting
Conclusion
Suppliers
Glossary
Index
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Each program is described with inspiring clarity and simplicity, wisdom and forethought ... Each [chapter] opens with a brief argument for what the technology being discussed is capable of (and why it is superior to its manual counterpart); each concludes with statements from artists who practice in each medium, respectively, a handful of sections on cost and accessibility, and, occasionally, predictions of how interface with these media might change in the future. * The GLASS Quarterly *
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About Vanessa Cutler

Vanessa Cutler is a glass artist and educator, specialising in using abrasive water-jet cutting creatively, and exhibits her work around the world. She has presented at numerous conferences, including the International Water-jet Conference in Graz, Austria, the Society of Glass Technologists' Annual Conference in Cambridge, and the European Ceramics Context symposium in Denmark. Vanessa is a lecturer at the Swansea School of Glass at Swansea Metropolitan University.
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