May Showcase: Lynne MacLachlan
Lynnes creative approach to design explores capabilities of digital tools and materials by using bespoke software tools and 3D printing to realise complex and cutting edge jewellery and objects. This is combined with hand-finishing techniques, such as dying and polishing to create colourful everyday jewellery, collectable craft pieces and large-scale installations.
A degree in aerospace engineering, an MA at the Royal College of Art and an Open University PhD explains her unique approach to materials and process. This has been recognised by numerous awards and bursaries from the Goldsmiths Craft and Design Council, the Scottish International Education Trust, a Dewar Arts Award and Inches Carr Trust bursary. She has also exhibited at Craft Scotland, Crafts Council, Victoria and Albert Museum, National Centre for Craft & Design and London Design Festival, and is in several collections including the V&A, V&A Dundee, and the Fitzwilliam Museum.