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


Employment History

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.


Selected Exhibitions

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