Anarkik3D’s ‘3D Consequences’ – update 6th April 2014: Ann Marie Shillito attended both openings of the ‘Wear IT’ exhibition at StudioFusion Gallery, London,which went on until 7th June, ‘Wear IT’ was an exhibition of 3D printed jewellery and Anarkik3D‘s ‘3D Consequences’ collaborative project. The results of the 3D modelling by 4 Scottish connected designer makers had been 3D printed in either polyamide (sponsored by Sculpteo) or paper (sponsored by ITEC-3D/Mcor) and all is on display. The 4 jewellers in ‘3D Consequences’ were Farah Bandookwala, Elizabeth Armour, Lucy Robertson and ANn Marie Shillito! StudioFusion appropriately also stock my book ‘Digital Crafts’ and I was signing copies at the opening.
11 month’s ago I headlined a post on my own blog titled “Is a designer ‘cheating’ if they use 3D modelling packages that are incredibly ‘easy to learn and use’?” http://annmarieshillito.wordpress.com/2011/05/16/cloud9-cheating/ The following quote from Nick Grace who runs RapidForm at the Royal College of Art in London is pertinent to my blog point about complexity of process excluding many talented and creative people from using digital tools such as 3D modelling and 3D printing as they do not have the time and resources to begin to learn software of any sort with steep learning curves. Any tool that aids their practice is fair game