We are celebrating our Anarkik Creators!
Some of our Anarkik3D Design users have very generously shared their progress and work with us over the years and here we are celebrating them and their jewellery. More here.
ANNE EARLS BOYLAN
Anne is an established contemporary jeweller and lecturer at Belfast School of Art. She labelled herself a technological illiterate who has bought into Anarkik3D Design.
She purchased her kit in January 2018, having participated in the Craft Council UK’s national Make:Shift:Do event we held.
The black piece is from Anne’s latest batch of 3D prints designed using our software, 3D printed in polyamide, dyed black. Anne has set moonstones in the pod, with pigmented polyurethane and carved ebony as the recessed disc, with yellow silk and silicon sheath.
Ursula joined our workshop in Vienna having given up on Blender and for her designs she won Anarkik3D’s haptic software. Above are models she created plus this new ring created using Anarkik3D Design’s Boolean subtraction tool. This often is a problem tool in other applications as it needs a lot of calculation.
“I will happily go on with Anarkik3D to work on my ideas and trying to get more practice to use it even better. The program offers an easy start and therefore a lot of success and fun at the very first beginning. It is a perfect step to enter the world of 3D designing for professionals and non professionals.” Ursula’s website.
Anarkik3D Design and 3D printing have enabled her to move into art jewellery with bold, edgy shapes that are also lightweight and easy to wear. All her pieces incorporate handmade elements and are modular for clients to select shape, material, and the precious and semi-precious stones they would like incorporated.
“I absolutely love this haptic programme as it’s so much more fun to use than other CAD software packages, which for me are too technical. Anarkik3D’s software allows me to really feel like I am sculpting the object in front of me – you never really know what you are going to come up with once you begin!”
Genna’s 3D printed range of jewellery is in dyed polyamide. The 3D printed units are also scaled and cast in silver. Genna’s website.
Birgit is a jewellery designer and photographer in the Netherlands. She discovered the potential of Anarkik3D Design early on, is enthusiastic and our best advocate, frequently giving public demos at craft fairs. Her aesthetic combines strong, pure lines with a playful sense humour, well suited for dyed 3D printed polyamide, with each piece hand-finished to create a unique piece of jewellery
She has started to experiment with 3D printed and coloured paper. These three pieces are the first test models and she is exploring different finishing methods to moderate colour and effect. It has been difficult finding a service provider with the Mcor Arke 3D printer!
Birgit helps with Anarkik3D’s international workshops. Birgit’s website.
Izabella was also in our workshop in Vienna and above are models she created on this short course spread over 2 afternoons. She won an Anarkik3D Design package for her designs and her 2 rings were 3D printed in white polyamide, a service provided to the participants of the workshop by Vienna company, Mything. Izabella’s website.
Elizabeth Armour has been using Anarkik3D’s software since being introduced to it by a tutor in the final year of her jewellery and metalwork degree at Dundee. Describing herself as “a designer and maker of interactive, wearable pieces and bespoke commissions, Elizabeth was hooked from the start. “I was totally mesmerised by the haptics – the fact that I could really ‘touch’ the object on the screen was just so intriguing!”.
“I really enjoy making experimental work and I love to combine traditional jewellery making techniques with this 3D technology to create unique, contemporary pieces” she says.
Elizabeth was initially drawn to the software’s haptic – or touch – technology because of the ease with which it allowed her to create free form designs. “My style of working is ‘design through play’, so the software allows me to create my designs straight away, real time and in 3D. There is no need to plan and mistakes are all part of the creative process – in fact some of my most beautiful designs have been the result of unintentional modelling!”.
“I have been able to create jewellery that back in art college I would never have thought possible”
Below is a montage of models created by the above group and by Farah Bandookwala, Suzanne Esser and Michelle Jessiman. Thank you all for sharing.