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
An introduction to the use and application of various different glass technologies, aimed at glass artists looking to explore new possibilities in their creative work.
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.
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 *