Douglas Bucci is a designer and educator in the field of jewelry and metalsmithing. He designs original jewelry pieces using CAD and cutting edge production processes, such as rapid prototyping. A CAD/CAM/RP consultant and designer for several national companies since 1995, Bucci views his process as one that allows for a creative freedom not found in traditional hand-made jewelry methods. Bucci’s work has appeared in multiple periodicals & texts including Metalsmith magazine, American Craft magazine, and Lark Book’s, 500 series & Darling Publication’s, The Jewelry Compendium. In addition to CAD work, the artist has spent much of his time teaching Jewelry, Metalsmithing and Industrial Design.
Digital technology has become a medium that has redefined the arts, broadening horizons and changing both the practice and the production of countless disciplines including graphic design, photography, architecture, industrial design, and jewelry and metalsmithing. The technique of Computer Aided Design (CAD) is the perfect medium to explore innovations in the jewelry field. With the expansion of CAD and leaps of modern medical technologies, we can envision that not only prosthesis, but replicas of actual biomedical tissues could be realized.