Lynne MacLachlan is a designer and maker of jewellery and objects based in London, UK. Her work plays with light, space and colour; vibrant geometric forms reveal ephemeral, shimmering optical patterns, challenging the boundaries of design, art and fashion. She has a passion for experimenting with the latest digital technology, using the latest tools and materials in combination with traditional techniques to find creative applications to intrigue and delight the viewer.
2010 – present Researching towards a PhD, Design Transformations, Open University, Milton Keynes.
2008 - 2010 MA in Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Jewellery and Metalwork, Royal College of Art, London
2004 - 2008 BDes (Hons) Jewellery and Metalwork: 1st Class, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, University of Dundee
1998 - 2002 BEng (Hons) Aeronautical Engineering: 2:1, University of Glasgow
Jun 2008 – present Creative Director of Lynne MacLachlan Studio. Design studio designing and making jewellery and products, specialising in digital tools. Also offering consultancy and freelance design services to other designers and companies.
Sep 2010- 2015 Sessional Lecturer in Digital Design on Jewellery and Silversmithing course, University for the Creative Arts.
2015 Design in Motion, V&A Dundee & The Travelling Gallery, locations across Scotland
2014 Goldsmiths' Fair, Goldsmiths' Hall, London
Scottish Jewellery Week, DJCAD, Dundee
'Wear IT', Studio Fusion Gallery, London
Goldsmiths' Craft and Design Council Awards Exhibition, Goldsmiths' Hall
2013 Four Sweden, Gothenburg
designjunction, London Design Festival
'Benchmark', London Jewellery Week, Craft Central, London
Goldsmiths' Craft and Design Council Awards Exhibition, Goldsmiths' Hall, London & IJL
2012 ‘Silver Schools’, The Legnica Jewellery Festival, Poland
‘Handmade-Digital’, Future Everything Festival, Manchester
The Dewar Trust Exhibition, Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh
The 3D Print Show Gallery, London
‘In-Tandem’ Sir John Soane Museum, London
2011 ‘Lab Craft’, Crafts Council, touring various venues in the UK
‘Street Lights’, Tiffany&Co, Bond Street, London
2010 Graduate Show, Marzee, Netherlands
2009 ‘Overcoat’, Gallerie Marzee, Netherlands
‘Gifted’, Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh
‘Spectrum’, Royal Society of Birmingham Artists
‘Human Touch’, Gallerie Marzee, Netherlands
‘Flux’, Brilliantly Birmingham
New Designers, London
2013 Gold awards for Technological Innovation and Gallery Jewellery from Goldsmiths’ Craft and Design Council
2012 Silver award for Technological Innovation and Commendation in Production Jewellery from Goldsmiths’ Craft and Design Council
2010 Gil Packard Postgraduate Bursary, and commendations from Goldsmith’s Craft and Design Council in CAD sections.
2008 Dewar Arts Award: to support studies at the RCA
Scottish International Education Trust Visual Arts Award: awarded to an outstanding student at one of the Scottish Art Colleges
Eckersley Book Prize & School of Design Award for Dissertation, Thomas Dalgety Dunn Prize, University of Dundee
Goldsmiths Precious Metal Bursary Award