Waterjet cut murrine experiments

Experiment

Reinvention

This is part of an experimental series of work, playing with the notion of murine.

Material

Glass

Craft

Glass-making

General Technique

Constructing

Specific Technique

Waterjet-cutting

Properties & Qualities

Application

Art

Colour

Blue Black

Sample Information

Date of Creation

May 01, 2011

Process & Production

This is part of an experimental series of work, playing with the notion of murine.  The profile was drawn in CAD and the vector file exported into code for waterjet cutting.  The profile was cut into sheets of glass of different colours.  The cut shapes were then cleaned, assembled, stacked and kiln-fired to create a block akin to a stick of Brighton Rock… Interesting if not 100% successful!  Subsequent experiments involved casting two different colours of glass blowing rod into moulds to create 8-10cm thick ‘blanks’ with profiles being waterjet cut into these blocks.  The cut shapes were separated and swapped into the contrasting coloured blocks.  These were then pre-heated and picked up on a punty in the hot shop (glass blowing studio) and pulled to create murine cane.  I’m trying to find high resolution images for this!

Credits

Craft Maker

Shelley Doolan

Photographer

N/A