Jewellery design for me is the essential freedom. Recent innovations like open source 3D software and 3D printing now enable anyone who is willing to learn (and invest a lot of time…) to make their ideas come to life, without the need for formal training or large budgets. My designs are demonstrations of this freedom of creativity. While I am a student at the Zadkine School for Goldsmithing (The Netherlands), I am completely self-taught using 3D software and 3D printing. I started with SketchUp tutorials via YouTube and step by step I learnt. I get so inspired by the idea that everything is possible and that the freedom of creation is endless. Read more here: http://www.shapeways.com/blog/archives/1987-designer-spotlight-maaike-van-der-horn.html
Since as long as I can remember I have been fascinated by geometric structures and patterns. I remember drawing patterns for hours on end as an eight-year old, entranced by their beauty and how these patterns evolve and change depending on how you look at them.
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