Lynne MacLachlan's work plays with light, space and colour, intending to create visual delight for wearer and viewer. Sculptural forms are rendered in vibrant colours and create ephemeral, shimmering optical illusions by layering complex three dimensional patterns.
Lynne takes an experimental approach with digital tools, exploring and pushing the capabilities of these, using bespoke software tools and 3D printing to materialise the resulting complex forms. These are combed with meticulous hand finishing techniques, such as dying, polishing and construction, elevating the pieces further.
After a degree in aerospace engineering Lynne returned to education at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee, to study jewellery and metalwork design, which was then followed by a Masters degree at the Royal College of Art. Lynne is currently finishing a PhD with the design department of the Open University, UK, focussing on discovering how designer-makers find creative opportunities through tools.
Lynne’s work has been recognised with awards from the Goldsmiths Craft and Design Council, the Scottish International Education Trust, a Dewar Arts Award to fund her studies at the Royal College of Art and most recently a bursary from the Inches Carr Trust. She has exhibited widely in the UK, and Europe and America, with the Crafts Council, the Victoria and Albert Museum Dundee, the National Centre for Craft and Design, Craft Scotland and London Design Festival.