Forge & Craft

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We’re Andy Piper and Heidi Blanton, and we make art using pen plotters! Pen plotters – drawing machines – were some of the earliest tools used for producing graphical output from computers, and were also widely used by architects for technical drawings and designs.

A Forge & Craft Original is created by humans collaborating with algorithms and robots; each physical pen plot is unique through the stroke of the pen, the layering of the ink, and the texture of the paper or materials chosen.

Our plotted works are tangible, unique piece of art, made by us, using software and technology as part of our craft.

We are also excited to talk about vinyl cutting, sublimation, heat pressing, and 3D printing. We look forward to meeting you!


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