First, I carried out some research in order to come up with an original method for leather craft which uses 3dCAD and 3d printing. I then applied this method to make some leather products. I first made molds using a 3d printer, then used them to press tanned cow leather, transferring the pattern and form.

Leather is a primitive material which retains a sense of the animal from which it was made. It’s fun to see just how much you can change its texture by subjecting it to different processes. It has a strong physicality, and so by transferring an inorganic design made on the computer to it, I was hoping to produce something which fell somewhere between the digital and the analogue.