When Ancient Practice met New Technology

Ancient processes met new technologies when Rab Maclure, Director of the MFA in Design at VCU in Qatar brought eighteen post-graduate design students to the Glass Hub for their annual field study trip, an ‘immersive learning experience’. VCUarts Qatar, (Eastern Arabia), is the Qatar campus of the prestigious Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts, USA.

This unique opportunity transpired, when Rab Maclure discovered us online, and, impressed by our course programmes, asked us if we would consider hosting an experimental mould-blowing project for his students. The project was to design and make fifty-four led lamps and involved a variety of technologies including 3D printing, metal casting, glassblowing and LED coding – across three continents!

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