A Cutting Edge

Stephen Bottomley (Designer)

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

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A Cutting Edge


Bottomley exhibited work in two juried 2008 exhibitions 'Digitaler Formenschatz' (DE) and 'Playing with Fire' (UK)

Digitaler Formenschatz / Treasury of Digital Form
Der Computer im Kunsthandwerk / The computer in the arts and crafts
Sept – Oct 08 Galerie Handwerk, Munich, Germany
Curated by the Chamber of Crafts for Munich and Upper Bavaria, Handwerkskammerfür München und Oberbayern.

The exhibition aimed ”to explore the relationship between the use of your computer and the traditional crafts and between modern technology and craftsmanship” demonstrating its thriving creative application

Playing with Fire, National touring exhibition Sep 2008- Jan 2010
The Devon Guild of Craftsmen (20 Sept – 8 Nov 08), Shire Hall Gallery, Stafford (15 Nov 08 – 4 Jan 09), Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe (28 Feb – 9 May 09), Rhyl Arts Centre (6 June – 18 July 09), Bilston Craft Gallery, Wolverhampton (5 Sept – 31 Oct 09), Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum (14 Nov 09 – 10 Jan 2010)


Bottomley’s digital laser engraved, cut and photo-etched jewellery was selected under the exhibition criterion of makers working with contemporary and innovative techniques and technologies pushing the boundaries of craft in 21st Century.


This exhibited work has been further disseminated through invited talks, symposia and peer research papers:

2008- Feb 2009 Enamel experience USA touring exhibition; Velvet Da Vinci, San Francisco: National Ornamental Metal Museum, Memphis: Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh: University of East Carolina: Kent State University, Ohio.

Sep 2011 KCDA Jewellery, Taiwan International Exhibition
Aug 2009 Gioielleria Contemporanea Italiana, Padova, Italy
Nov 2008 Fired-Up, Scottish gallery, Edinburgh
July – Oct 2008 Tech-tile, Solo-show, Hove Museum and Art Gallery
April 2008 Full Circle, Solo show, Gallery Studio Fusion, London

Masters lecture programme University of Brighton, Grand Parade, 2008
Symposium: 3D Print Technologies, University of the West of England, 25th June 2008

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationGalerie Handwerk, Munich, Germany (Digitaler Formenschatz/Der Computer im Kunsthandwerk); The Devon Guild of Craftsmen; Shire Hall Gallery, Stafford; Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe, UK plus 3 others (Playing with Fire, touring exhibition)
Publication statusPublished - 2008


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  • 3D Print technologies

    Stephen Bottomley (Invited speaker)

    25 Jun 2008

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

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