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A 3D Printed Jewelry Exhibition
The 3D printing industry is working diligently to meet the needs of various industries- benchmarking and improving upon long standing manufacturing methods. But what happens when we look at 3D printing for what it can offer rather than what it can do? The Additive Hand is an exhibit of work by various digital artists and jewelry designers exploring how 3D printed materials can be used in uncommon ways to create wearable art and jewelry.
Monday, November 12th, 5-8pm
The Gallery at The Juliana Curran Terian Design Center
Pratt Institute- 200 Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205
November 12th - 18th, 2018
Tuesday - Friday- 11am-7pm
Saturday - Sunday- 2-7pm
The Handmade: Drawing the Line- Panel Discussion
NEW INC is the New Museum's incubator for art, technology, and design. Join NEW INC's Head of Operations, Alex Darby, NEW INC Members Nik Bentel & Yuchen Zhang, along with jeweler Lizz Hill Wiker for a conversation about jewelry and new technology: The Handmade: Drawing the Line.
A panel discussion debating and deconstructing the mythology of the handmade in the digital age. The Handmade: Drawing the Line, will discuss how we redefine the handmade as a concept in contemporary craft practice. As we navigate new technologies and the proliferation of digital fabrication techniques, it is critical to rethink the framework of how bodies manipulate materials in order to consider both direct, and indirect physical actions. If we expand the concept of the handmade to include indirect control over physical assets through digital manipulation, we can create a future for craft that is less siloed and more inclusive.
NEW INC- 231 Bowery, New York, NY 10002
Wednesday, November 14
6:30pm - 8:00pm
WORKSHOP: Intro to 3D Modeling - Digitally Design a Ring
In this 2-day Intro to 3D Modeling workshop, students will use Tinkercad, a free, browser-based 3D modeling software to create a custom ring of their own design which will be produced in metal through the use of 3D printing.
The below studios will be offering this class across April and May 2018.
(Photo courtesy of Craftsman Ave.)
Lizz (Hill) Wiker grew up in the Pacific Northwest where she spent her days learning, crafting, designing and making. Her long time love of textiles and sewing led her to New York where she pursued an education in Textile Development and Marketing and Accessories Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology.
Lizz holds a full-time role as a Director at Tapestry, Inc (formerly Coach) and oversees the team responsible for the technical design and 3D prototyping of hardware and jewelry for the brands under Tapestry (Coach, Kate Spade and Stuart Weitzman.)
Lizz's current resume can be viewed here.
Need a little technical help? Hire Me!
Need help bringing your design idea to life? I specialize in rigid or organic 3D models of jewelry and hardware and have a strong background in metal (zinc and brass) manufacturing.
I'm a full-time 3D modeler and manage the 3D print lab for a major American handbag company, based in New York City. I'm responsible for the technical development of the company's hardware, jewelry and other related products. I hold a B.F.A. in Accessories Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology and have worked in the fashion industry for the past 10 years.
I can work from sketches, finished drawings, photos, and off of existing parts or other real-life references. I price projects by the hour and my quote includes your rights to the final model and high-quality (non-watermarked) renderings. I can offer guidance on manufacture-ability or 3D print-ability to ensure your design meets the requirements for your desired end-use.
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