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Mentor Dr. Vanessa Cutler

Expertise: Product design and new technologies in glass.

Personal Summary:

“Specialist in abrasive water jet cutting glass. Work consists of architectural commissions and work for exhibitions in UK, USA and Europe. I also undertake consultancy and fabrication for artists wishing to use the process in their work.”


Mentoring Experience:

“I am a full time academic and glass designer and, as part of my job, I am involved as a design advisor to ISD (, a European-funded project offering design advice and aid to companies in convergence Wales. For the past 10 years in working with water jet, I have helped artists and business in how the application of such technology can aid their work, through advice, programming, training, master classes and facilitating the manufacture of work.”



PhD - University of Sunderland, 2006: Investigating the creative application of abrasive water jet for glass

MA Glass, University of Wolverhampton 1999


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