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An Interview with the Kasia Wisniewski, Collected Edition
December 30, 2015
Continuing on today with our Expert Interviews, we shift our focus back to 3D printing with another fascinating interview with Ms. Kasia Wisniewski. She is another great example of someone who is using 3D printing as a design for her own artistic expression in the making of her own jewelry and other fashion accessories. Her company is called Collected Edition and the craftsmanship of the pieces pictured there are quite exquisite to say the least. The interview with Kasia was conducted via email and our questions with the her answers appear below:
1) Typically when people think of 3D printing now, it seems it is most often tied to STEM education. Your work, on the other hand, seems mainly focused on artistic opportunities created by 3D printing. What kinds of barriers, if any, did you face when learning about the technology?
2) When did you get your start in 3D printing? What prompted it?
3) What was it from your educational background, if anything, that has helped you on your way?
4) What type(s) of printers, materials and software do you currently use for your design work? Do you have plans to switch or add in the near future?
5) From an artistic perspective, what do you think someone has to keep in mind when they decide to make the switch to this technology from another more "traditional" one?
6) What advantages does your uses of this technology provide in your creative process and designs as you make jewelry?
7) We read online that much of your design aesthetic is retaining a sense of human touch How difficult was it for you to find ways to take what inspires you and incorporate this quality in the pieces you have designed?
8Also, as someone who is a designer, we would imagine that there is at least a fair amount of detail that goes into the pieces you create as can be seen in photos of your work online. How are you able to create more sophisticated items with the tools you have available? Does it require the use of other equipment like a finishing tool?
9) What would your advice be for any new artists or designers seeking to get started in the field? Also, what would you tell younger students, especially girls, who want to shape their education and learning to prepare themselves for what would be expected in your field?
10) Where do you see yourself in the next 3-5 years and where do you see Collected Edition? What would you like to accomplish in 3D printing that you haven't already?
You can see more information about Collected Edition and Kasia by looking at their social media sites.