Laser Cutter Example: “Modular Ornament” by Tim Hudson (2011)

Artists,Laser Cutter,Reference,Technique — Charlotte Stiles @ 5:45 am

Modular OrnamentTim Husdon uses two techniques to join the toy or modular ornament. He uses Snijlab Living hinge design.


Laser Cutter Example: “Sydney Harbour Bridge” by Jon Cantin (2010)

Artists,Laser Cutter,Reference,Technique — Charlotte Stiles @ 4:57 am


CncKing has great short videos on wood projects. There are 57 pieces in this piece. Here is a blog post with a video of a laser cutting the project.


“Hear the Velvet Underground fade to static on a laser-cut wooden record” by Amanda Ghassaei (2013)

Artists,Laser Cutter,Reference,Technique — gsadler @ 3:28 am

wooden record

Ghassaei has used various materials to make record, in her most recent project she has used sheets of maple wood in which a laser cutter makes the grooves for a music track. Only about one song can fit on each side of the 12 in sheet because of the thickness of the laser beam. Listening to the final product really completes the project as art.


Laser Cutter Example: “Possession” by Basia Smolnicki (2011)

Artists,Laser Cutter,Reference,Technique — jiheonh @ 3:18 am


Basia Smolnicki’s “Possession” is a laser cut wood block print with gold pigment. When the shapes were successfully carved out of the wood block, the work was painted through a use of roller to completely color up the “negative space” between the designs.


“Universal Lampshade” by Dan Goldwater (2013)

Artists,Laser Cutter,Reference,Technique — gsadler @ 3:18 am

lamp shade
One cut out shape let’s you make a variety of combinations. Typically done with paper and/or plastic. Good simple example of repetition.


Laser Cutter Example: “Corrdior” by Michael Snape (2008)

Artists,Laser Cutter,Reference,Technique — jiheonh @ 3:05 am

michael snape

A sculptor and an installation artist, Michael Snape, uses stainless or painted steel to create abstract forms and silhouettes. His “Corrdior” is assembled with pieces of painted steel, cut by a laser cutter.


Laser Cutter Example: “Scarf – #01” by Elvira ‘t Hart (2013)

Artists,Laser Cutter,Reference,Technique — jiheonh @ 2:30 am


Elvira ‘t Hart aims to make “wearable drawings” by utilizing laser cutter technique with her original sketches. By using digital technology, she is able to copy her “signature” exactly, by producing the same lines that she designed beforehand.


Laser Cutter Example: “Kerf-Bending Coffee Cup Cuffs” by M. Quinn Sweeney (2013)

Artists,Laser Cutter,Reference,Technique — Rebecca Epstein @ 2:08 am


Everyone grabs a cuff when they buy coffee, but Sweeney decided to make attractive, reusable plywood cuffs. The cuff bends because the creator used laser Kerf-bending. He cut slits and designs into the plywood which reduced the closed surface area and made the wood more flexible.


Laser Cutter Example: “The T-Shirt Issue” by Mashallah Design and Linda Kostowski (2008)

Artists,Laser Cutter,Reference,Technique — Rebecca Epstein @ 1:59 am


These pieces are created by turning 3D images into  unfolded 2D polygons and then  laser printing them on fabric. The polygons are then sewn together. Though these steps create a digital twin of the original 3D image, they also allow the viewer to see in a different way.


Laser Cutter Example: “Laser Toast” by Thomas Modeen (2011)

Artists,Laser Cutter,Reference,Technique — Rebecca Epstein @ 1:35 am


This project uses a laser cutter on bread to create the perfect PB&J sandwich. This piece has four layers all with deep cuts so that the sandwich can be pulled apart; the bottom layer has shallow cuts to create a toast pattern and deeper cuts for the pull away sections, the next layer has compartments for jelly, the following layer has compartments for PB, and the top layer has shallow “toast” lines and lines to show the order to eat the sandwich in.


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