This exciting exhibition of 3D printed jewellery by 10 international jewellers opens in Vienna on 5th October, 19:00-21:00, at GalerieV&V. The main criteria for selection is the jewellery maker’s love of ‘tools’, combining the possibilities of digital production with traditional making techniques. Each has there own different approach, some very personal, and others very pragmatic, yet both exploring the technology for the effects they can achieve. Read More →

This book showcases ground-breaking methods and techniques that have been adapted from industry and are now being applied by designer-makers. To the uninitiated, these technologies may seem complex, but this book explains simply and clearly how they have developed, how they work, and their application. Packed full with case studies of artists using these processes, this book demonstrates that outstanding work is possible with the right equipment and know-how, and argues that designer makers have the mindset, skills and knowledge to creatively engage with these industrial technologies.

Available to purchase online from “Bloomsbury” (http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/digital-crafts-9781408127773/) and “Amazon” (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Digital-Crafts-Industrial-Technologies-Designer/dp/1408127776)Read More →

I trained as a designer maker and jeweller. I am not usually inspired by things or by nature. My inspiration comes from understanding the properties of materials and the processes I can use on my materials, whether refractory metals (titanium and niobium), aluminium or steel. Titanium is hard to work and harder to sell! I explored different ways to scale up my business especially around cutting out titanium units. I went from contracting out the saw piercing work to students, to RT Blanking and finally to laser cutting. I had a small grant from the Scottish Development Agency in 1989 to investigate laser cutting refractory metals andRead More →

Crafts Council’s Make:Shift:Do nation-wide events in October: For Make:Shift:Do event Anarkik3D is collaborating with colleagues at Napier University’s Fabrication Studio (School of Arts & Creative Industries) to give two workshops on 28th and 29th October. The skills and knowledge we have between the 4 of us running the workshops will make this a unique opportunity to try your hand at the following processes: ~ digital 3D modelling (using award-winning haptic Anarkik3D Design) ~ see your design being 3D-printed in temperature-responsive material (2 Ultimaker2 3D printers) ~ work with optical fibre and ways of drawing with light ~ explore interesting ways to make your novel creations interactive andRead More →

This is how prototyping progressed. Update on the post below: October 2016: three units were 3D printed in paper in colour on Mcor’s new 3D printer, prototyping them to check whether the holes through the length of the units could be cleared easily and how best to do that. The design of the units was moving towards what I wanted. Mcor’s ARKe technology offers high deffinition colour and our Anarkik3D Design package has some exciting ways to crisply colour surfaces by using coloured objects with complex curves and boolean subtraction. Serendipity is a delightful element in Anarkik3D Design which can be explored and played with as unexpectedRead More →

SlideShare presentation for #shemakes, a GirlGeekAcademy event in Melbourne, Austratia, 10th Sept 2016. Here is more information on each slide: Slide 1. My story: a career move from designer jeweller to running a software development company. The move seems a big leap but is really a very straight path helped along the way through collaborating with super techies and computer scientists and demonstrates the value that STEAM collaborations bring to innovation. Slide 2. My jewellery business specialised in using refractory metals such as titanium and niobium. Refractory metals are not easy to cut by hand but laser cuts them like butter and the technology madeRead More →

We set up Anarkik Creations Ltd to create a place where we can bring together the jewellers using Anarkik3D’s haptic 3D modelling software, and 3D printing to produce amazingly delicious pieces, and the people who relish wearing such outstanding statement jewellery that makes them stand out from the crowd! A range of these pieces are currently available through our crowdfunding project. Go see if you dare: http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/anarkikcreations. The project ends at 7 pm GMT on 18th April 2016.Read More →