Glassworks: Interdisciplinary Exploration of 3D Printing and Glass Investment Casting

Tavs Jorgensen is Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Fine Print Research at University of the West of England’s Bower Ashton Campus. He maintains an active creative practice with work exhibited at leading venues including the Saatchi Gallery (London), Pushkin Museum (Moscow), Museum of Art and Design (New York), Christie’s (London) and Salone de Mobile (Milan).

Jorgensen’s paper reports on a new research initiative, which through interdisciplinary research seek to explore applications for glass investment casting with 3D printed mould patterns. The research also explores how complete design and production workflows can be established that links analogue craft skills with 3D printing and also other digital technologies such as virtual reality drawing, 3D scanning and parametric modelling.