I am an independant artist based in Canada designing jewellery, fine art and desktop objects using the 3D printing and process, as well as traditional metal work in my studio. You’re going to hear a LOT more about this in the years to come, but for now all you need to know is that it has now become quicker and easier for artists and designers to create real-world objects either for practical or aesthetic purposes, and make them available for one person or millions.
If you are truly interested in exploring more about 3D printing do some searches on additive fabrication, freeform fabrication, direct digital manufacturing, rapid prototyping, etc.
I have a gallery of my work enabling you to view more pieces at a glance located on Flickr.
Contact me if you have any questions at all.