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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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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.

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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 *

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