Lynne MacLachlan is a designer, maker and researcher based in Glasgow, UK.
Lynne's designs play with light, space and colour, intending to create visual delight for wearer and viewer. She takes an experimental approach with digital tools, exploring and pushing the capabilities of these, using bespoke software tools and 3D printing to materialise complex forms. Combining these tools with meticulous hand finishing techniques, such as dying, polishing and construction, elevates the pieces further.
After a degree in aerospace engineering Lynne returned to education to study jewellery and metalwork design, and completed an MA at the Royal College of Art. She also recently completed a PhD with the Open University, researching how designer-makers find creative opportunities through tools and applying these strategies to multi-material 3D printing.
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 maker bursary from the Inches Carr Trust. She has exhibited widely in the UK, and Europe and America, with organisations such as the Craft Scotland, the Crafts Council, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the National Centre for Craft and Design and London Design Festival.