Hand Thought: Craft values in digital making

Justin Marshall (Designer)

Research output: Non-textual formArtefact


This series of milled wood tableware and associated digital drawings were developed to explore both the aesthetic opportunities that CNC (computer numerically controlled) technologies can hold for the craft maker, and to question where the line between hand and machine made lies. More broadly it seeks to both explore and demonstrate craft approaches and values when engaging with digital production technologies.

In considering tools not as neutral means to an predefined end, but as active and constructive elements within the creative making process, this Pragmatic understanding of technological mediation provided a foundation for thinking and making that explores and celebrates tools, (both material and immaterial), in a crafty way. In seeking to make a distinction between a craft and a design engineering approach to making this works seeks to demonstrate a digital craft attitude that has characteristics that can overlooked and/or undervalued in other established digital design and manufacturing practices
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationArtist's Private Collection
Publication statusPublished - 9 Feb 2022


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