Large Pin Bowl
Bowl made of grey float glass, with various contours and a waved rim.
Materials and techniques
Kiln formed glass.
Reconfigurable Pin Tool used. The tool is constructed of a number of pins and perforated plates which lock the pins in place. The pins can be positioned to make one shape and then repositioned to a different form and so on. The tool is constructed entirely in stainless steel (to enable heat resistance to at least 750C). It was designed using a parametric computer modelling software (Grasshopper) and the perforated plates were manufactured (CNC laser cut) bu Luffman Engineering, Tiverton, Devon.