Silver, quartz, pearls
MacLachlan’s jewellery collection aims to mimic delicate bubble and foam structures using a computer and digital generative techniques – software which generates forms in a varied yet controlled manner. She has adopted an experimental and playful approach, letting digital tools, skills and processes inform the work.
The results are made tangible by the use of rapid prototyping technology, and made precious by traditional lost wax casting and meticulous hand-finishing and polishing.
After studying for a degree in aerospace engineering, MacLachlan returned to education at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design to undertake a degree in jewellery design. Upon graduation she received several prizes for her work and exhibited around the UK and in Europe. Following this MacLachlan went onto study Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork and Jewellery at the Royal College of Art, graduating in 2010. Her current work is concerned with the digital generation of patterns and structures, inspired by the natural world, to create delicate and complex forms to adorn the body.