Ann Marie is both a professional jeweller and founder/CEO of Anarkik3D, the company that develops Anarkik3DDesign 3D modelling programme. She loves using this programme for her jewellery work and explores it’s capabilities fully.
Her “Variations” Collection is fun, designed so that you can choose your match of the day!
“Variations” is a colourful collection of interchangeable ring elements for you to create your own ring to suit yourself.
These rings are composed of three parts which are purchased separately in your selected colours: there are two ring top elements, a base and the inner circle.
The third part is the ring shank, the part that fits round your finger and holds the top parts together.
This VIDEO shows how easy it is to connect the three parts and mix and match!
Background: When investigating digital technology as a research fellow at Edinburgh College of Art, Ann Marie research project proved the potential of haptics for an alternative to CAD for 3D modelling. By using a ‘haptic device’ the user gets tactile feedback to experiencing touching a virtual object. The research had found that the complexity of most 3D computer aided design and 3D modelling packages was a major barrier for many applied artists and designers. Haptics was ideal for reducing complexity and making 3D modelling quick and easy to learn and use.
So Anarkik3DDesign was born.
Ann Marie now only uses Anarkik3DDesign to continue with her jewellery practice.
in 2011 she used the software to create her daughters’ wedding ring, which was 3D printed in titanium.
She designed the titanium ring to flow around the diamond in her engagement ring and for the gold and the titanium to hug close together.
Since developing arthritis in her thumbs Ann Marie found it harder to create jewellery the traditional way. She is delighted that she can cope well with Anarkik3DDesign’s easy-to-use haptic device for 3D modelling system. It is perfect for her for designing jewellery for 3D printing.
1947: Born in Zambia
1965-1967: Birmingham College of Art, Diploma in Art and Design Awards
1968-1971: Royal College of Art, London. M.Des. RCA (Silver medal: designs for production).
1997: Award for Individual Development from the Scottish Arts Council
1998: Anne Marie has her first model printed in ABS plastic. The bangle was painted and had gold leaf added. It is still wearable today
1999: Crafts Award from Inches Carr Trust
1999-2006: Research Fellow at Edinburgh College of Art investigating haptics for 3D modelling
2007: Founded Anarkik3D with software engineer Xiaoqing Cao
2013: Publication of Ann Marie’s seminal book ‘Digital Crafts – Industrial Technologies for Applied Artists & Designer-Makers’
2013: Anarkik3D awarded Best Consumer Software at 3DPrintShow Global Awards
2017: Ann Marie create 3 new ranges of jewellery for an exhibition of 3D printed jewellery at GalerieV&V in Vienna. Ann Marie and Birgit Laken jointly curated the exhibition.
2017: Ann Marie invited to take part in panel discussion at Wiener Schmucktage, Vienna’s 7 day Festival of Jewellery
2017: Ann Marie and Birgit Laken run 2 day workshop on 3D digital modelling at Wiener Schmucktage, using haptic Anarkik3D Design