Ann Marie Shillito's book 'Digital Crafts'
·This board is about the book 'Digital Crafts: Industrial Technologies for Applied Artists & Designer Makers' & the wonderful digitally designed & made work of…
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For designer makers digital technologies are an aid that runs parallel with more traditional methods of working, to be used in the same way we pick up other tools and processes in our ‘toolkit’. Lily091 Brooch by Jae-won Yoon combining/ contrasting 3Dprinted structure (designed using CAD) cast in silver, with hand-wrought Mokumegane elements. 2009. Photographer: John McGregor
The two sides, virtual creativity and designing on the one hand, and the industrial technologies on the other, have become more bound to each other, although not exclusively so, by offering almost ‘unbelievable’ possibilities that cannot be achieved in any other way: firstly to digitally generate forms and then to make them tangible. Brooches by Ann Marie Shillito. Designed using CAD. Laser curt and anodised Niobium and Titanium. 1992.
‘It is not craft as ‘handicraft’ that defines contemporary craftsmanship: it is craft as knowledge that empowers a maker to take charge of technology.’ — Peter Dormer 1997 Image:‘micro macro’ by Inge Panneels. Waterjet cut and fused glass, 2 x 28 cm diametre, 2011. Private Collection. Photographer: Kevin Greenfield