Featured Artist - Nancy Flanigan

The Design Bank had the pleasure of teaching artists about 3D printing and 3D modeling. This month we are featuring Nancy Flannigan. Nancy was a toy sculptor for major companies for many years, beginning on the staff of Kenner Toys. She honed her sculpting skills there for eight years while working on a variety of projects including action figures for the first three Star Wars movies. Our class offered her the opportunity to try her hand at digital 3d modeling. 

Here is what she had to say about her process of design for this piece;

For my first 3d printing project, I decided I should try a simple design that I could use as part of a jewelry construction for a bib-type necklace. I have been studying the properties of water using various art mediums and chose water as the design inspiration for my sculpture. I used Sculptris and Rhino to create the digital 3d design. The same design was used, resized to make smaller pieces. I chose a translucent PLA to print the pieces, and painted the backs with acrylics to provide the blue tint. The finished piece is very close to my original vision! The course for adult artists offered by Design Bank was a perfect introduction to the 3d printing process.
— Nancy Flanigan

We are delighted to be able to host such creative talent and look forward to seeing what else our students create with their newly found tools!