Glassworks: An Interdisciplinary Research Sandpit


This project extends Dr Tavs Jorgensen’s long standing research interest in exploring the use of new digital fabrication technologies with the medium of glass. A research sandpit event was undertaken during the Summer of 2018 to test new approaches with Fused Deposition Modelling 3D printing technology and glass investment casting. The research sandpit was led by Jorgensen, in partnership with glass artist Angela Thwaites, with staff participating from a wide range of disciplines from University of the West of England faculties. A symposium disseminating the findings of the project was held at the Arnolfini in early November 2018, with the physical outcomes (glass artefacts) exhibited at the Ken Stradling Collection, Bristol.

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