In February 2015, 3dChef began a project with Katrin Spranger, A london based conceptual jewellery designer/artist for her up coming exposition at Collect Open 2015. Katrin turned to 3dChef asking a question of a different material other than sugar that can tell her story and be eaten. Honey.
But why honey? Katrin’s piece deals with the issues of bee decline and in particular the alarming Colony Collapse Disorder. Therefore being able to 3D print in honey was an important factor to tell the story.
The design represents ‘the food chain’ and elements of traditional adornment, symbolising the presence and history of jewellery whilst referring to its future applications. Drawing on perceived values of precious metals and the continuous esteem of traditional jewellery materials, gold is compared to honey. … (read more)