“Augmented Fauna and Glass Mutations: A dialogue Between Material and Technique in Glassblowing and 3D Printing” by Klein

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  • ©Tobias Klein




    Augmented Fauna and Glass Mutations: A dialogue Between Material and Technique in Glassblowing and 3D Printing



    3D printing allows unprecedented freedom in the design and manufacturing of even the most geometric complex forms—seemingly through a simple click of a button. In comparison, the making of glass is an analogue craftsmanship, coordinating an intricate interplay of individual tools and personal skills, giving shape to a material during the short time of its temperature-based plasticity. The two artworks discussed in this article, Augmented Fauna and Glass Mutations, were created during the artist’s residence at the Pilchuck Glass School and articulate a synthesis between digital work ows and traditional craft processes to establish a digital craftsmanship.


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