Kathryn Hinton’s work focuses on merging traditional ideas with digital technology.
She is interested in the interaction of the maker with the computer and the idea of merging hand tools with computer aided design. She pioneered the creation of a digital hammer that works with computer aided design software, mimicking the physical actions of silversmithing, in particular the hammering process used in forming sheet metal. The ability to use technology as an input tool to design and also as a method of manufacture has shaped the style of her work.
Faceted Water Jug
The faceted water jug is designed in a computer aided design programme to manipulate the form and create the faceted surface. The design is then realised using processes such as Computer Numerical Control (CNC) milling to make a mould, and press formed in Britannia silver.