Digital Crafts: Industrial Technologies for applied artists and designer makers

Anne Marie Shillito, Stephen Bottomley

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This book showcases ground-breaking methods and techniques that have been adapted from industry and are now being applied by designer-makers. To the uninitiated, these technologies may seem complex, but this book explains simply and clearly how they have developed, how they work, and their application. Packed full with case studies of artists using these processes, this book demonstrates that outstanding work is possible with the right equipment and know-how, and argues that designer makers have the mindset, skills and knowledge to creatively engage with these industrial technologies.

The technologies covered include 2D and 3D digital designing and modelling (including CAD and processing), 3D printing (additive manufacture), reverse engineering (scanning and digitising), CNC machining, laser and waterjet cutting. Featuring a breathtaking selection of work by contemporary makers - many of them early adopters of these technologies – this book illustrate the exciting potential of these tools to add value to the maker's practice, as well as inspiring and extending their range of work.

Bottomley's work is featured in the chapters : "Applying 2D digital technologies" and
"Applying 3D digital technologies" . Many graduates taught by Bottomley from the Jewellery and silversmithing department at eca also have work featured in this volume
Original languageEnglish
TypeContribution to publication
Media of outputimages and text
PublisherLondon: Bloomsbury
Number of pages2
Place of PublicationLondon
ISBN (Print)9781408127773
Publication statusPublished - 2013


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  • re-worthit!

    Bottomley, S., Cheung, L., MacDonald, J. & Rocha Watt, D., 2010, Blurb. 68 p.

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  • Spoons

    Bottomley, S. & McCaig, G., 9 Sept 2009

    Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

  • Tech-tile

    Bottomley, S., 12 Jul 2008

    Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

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