Terrain Cup was Masterton’s first finished work using 4axis CNC milling. It was technically very challenging to merge a domestic mass-produced object together with the landscape of Ben Nevis.
Its production required the development of new methods for creating user-defined CNC toolpaths, to machine the design from one solid billet of aluminium – methods that gave Masterton complete control over the movement of the cutting tool rather than using presets within the software.
Purchase for the Crafts Council Collection (2011) supported by a donation from Nicholas and Judith Goodison
Drummond Masterton trained as a 3D designer, at Grays School of Art, Aberdeen and at postgraduate level at the Royal College of Art, where he graduated from the Metalwork and Jewellery course in July 2000. He has exhibited in the UK and Europe for the last ten years and has works held in the collections of the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh and the Herbert Museum, Coventry. He is currently employed as a Senior Lecturer in Three-Dimensional Design, and a Research Assistant in 3D digital production, within the Autonomatic research cluster, at University College Falmouth.